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Doctor insights on: Painful Lump On Leg Muscle Symptoms

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I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium: It could be a cyst which is filled with fluid and can happen after an injury or almost jello type tissue if you have had it for a while or a lipoma, that consists of fatty tissue , both cause no problems. However, if the lump is getting bigger or is not going away, best to see a podiatrist or a surgeon , get an ultrasound and/or an MRI to find exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms  and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

Be seen: The lumps sounds like sebaceous cysts or fatty tumors, while the spasms could be many things. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...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?

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?

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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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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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