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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can your muscle feel like a lump? I feel a small lump on my upper left side thigh. It is painful to the touch. No trama. Recent weight and muscle loss

Can your muscle feel like a lump? I feel a small lump on my upper left side thigh. It is painful to the touch. No trama. Recent weight and muscle loss

Need an exam: Are you sure it's your muscle? Could if be an enlarged lymph node? Could it be an abscess that needs to be drained? Hard to advise without an in person exam. Usually muscles don't form small lumps ...Read more

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VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

Exam: Gt examined for musculoskeletal illness and soft tissue illnes. Have your physician check for musscle inflammation and erythema nodosum. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having a lump in my left thigh attached to muscle?

What to do if I'm having a lump in my left thigh attached to muscle?

Mass: You need to see your PCP ASAP.
This could be some thing serious. ...Read more

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I was poking at a muscle knot on my thigh so much yesterday, I now have a big pink lump that looks like a swelling in that area. What can I do now?

I was poking at a muscle knot on my thigh so much yesterday, I now have a big pink lump that looks like a swelling in that area. What can I do now?

Muscle knot: Leave it alone as you may have irritated the area and it is inflamed. If the swelling continues or worsens have it examined to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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Hard lump in the middle of a crater in the muscle under skin on inner back thigh. Any idea?

Hard lump in the middle of a crater in the muscle under skin on inner back thigh. Any idea?

Torn muscle: A torn hamstring muscle will retract and cause a defect. At either end there will be a lump of retracted muscle. Warm up before exercise. This is caused by sudden severe stress on the muscle w/o being warmed up. ...Read more

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My area in the right side crease where our thigh meets (on back side).I have 1 small lump may be a swollen muscle? Its only on right side.

My area in the right side crease where our thigh meets (on back side).I have 1 small lump may be a swollen muscle? Its only on right side.

It can be lipoma: I am not sure exactly what it is. If only one side, it can be lipoma. Suggest that you talk to your doctor so that he/she can take a look. ...Read more

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Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?

When in doubt: Excision biopsy, it is in safe accessible location, it is a simple ambulatory procedure, will rule out more serious sarcomas, do not have to go for more MRI s etc ...Read more

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I have suddenly taken severe cramp back of thigh, calf and heel on outer part. I also have a lump on my calf muscle inner leg, had pain for an hour?

Pain with lump: Go to your md now Sudden onset of severe pain and lump could be a cllot in your leg and needs immediately to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen Lymph nodes in neck, a bunch of small lumps on stomach and side, white furry tongue, jaw pain, ear pressure, muscle fatigue in thighs and arms?

Abs: Well you have something going on. You are best to see your doctor for exam and perhaps lab tests. Not unusual for lymph nodes to be inflamed but all of your symptoms calm for an exam ...Read more

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I have a lump on my upper right leg and if I flex my muscle a certain way it hurt what is tjis and if this ok but no discoloration and you can feel it?

See doctor: Possible represents something benign like a lipoma or a muscle herniation. It may represent some form of a tumor. Get it checked out and it may require an MRI to see what is is if ther e is any doubt. ...Read more

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Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking. ...Read more

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I have a relatively hard lump on the inside of my right leg on the calf muscle. What could it be?

Hard lump: Limited information makes this question difficult. If lump is small and near surface it could be phlebolith which is hardened or calcified vein. If deeper in muscle could be cyst or muscle mass. If you have history of injury then it could be an area of localized muscle spasm or tearing. If this persists you should seek a full examination. ...Read more

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Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other?

Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other?

Baker Cyst: If the "bump" is directly behind the knee and not associated with pain the most likely etiology is a "baker's cyst" or popliteal cyst. These are usually benign though at times can become quite large and become bothersome due to limitation they place on bending the knee. They can, though rarely, rupture and result in swelling and pain in the lower leg mimicing a deep vein thrombois (dvt). ...Read more

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Small lump on tibailis anterior muscle. I play competitive basketball. Only appears when I step with that leg (right leg). Disapears when leg is lifted.

Small lump on tibailis anterior muscle. I play competitive basketball. Only appears when I step with that leg (right leg). Disapears when leg is lifted.

Muscle Hernia: Most muscle hernias occur in the lower leg & affect the tibialis anterior muscle. Swelling appears or enlarges when the affected muscle is contracted & disappears or shrinks during muscle relaxation. Most muscle hernias are treated by reassurance since they are asymptomatic and don't affect function. A few painful hernias need surgery. Ultrasound is diagnostic and can exclude muscle tear or tumor. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the calve muscle on my right leg. Now for the last month my leg goes numb while I'm sitting laying or standing.?

I found a lump on the calve muscle on my right leg. Now for the last month my leg goes numb while I'm sitting laying or standing.?

Hard to say: It can't be clear the relationship. We need more data on both the lump and the numbness They may not be related. The numbness can suggest neurologic or vascualr issues. These are things to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Indentation Painless: Noticing an indentation in your leg that was not here before should be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist. They will see if it has any serious signs and also test the muscles tendons nearby. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?

Tendinitis/Myositis: You likely sustained a sprain or partial rupture of the Achilles' tendon with persistent symptoms if it was not medically approached with RICE. The gastrocnemius muscle is the only calf muscle that originates above the knee and the tenderness and nodularity characterize myofascial pain. A Velcro knee sleeve, ice and elevation, foam roller or foot massage, gel insoles and topical NSAID creams help! ...Read more

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Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain. Causes?

Many causes: Lump after injury can be hematoma which generally resolves or it can be subperiosteal hematoma generally over the shin which can calcify and become hard One can have damage of the Fascia of the muscle and muscle herniation which will be a soft lump most likely that muscle herniation is the reason for the lump below the previous one Get it checked by your doctor to be sure Good luck ...Read more

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Hard lump inside upper leg. From time to time I feel like I pulled a muscle in my leg. What is the lump! Should I be concerned! Flying to hawaii soon?

Hard lump inside upper leg. From time to time I feel like I pulled a muscle in my leg. What is the lump! Should I be concerned! Flying to hawaii soon?

Be seen: It is really hard to say without examining you, but I would definitely be seen before you go to hawaii. One possible cause is a blood clot in your leg which could potentially be life threatening. ...Read more