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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 a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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I had 1 large painful lump in lower right leg starting a wewk ago now another has formed. They are about the size of a plum cut in half. It even hurts?

I had 1 large painful lump in lower right leg starting a wewk ago now another has formed. They are about the size of a plum cut in half. It even hurts?

Lump in leg: Tash. The differential diagnosis of these 2 lumps appearing is quite large. If they appeared spontaneously and show no signs of acute inflammation, they could be benign lipomas depending on their position or something more serious depending on appearance. This is something I would bring to your doctor to see and evaluate. Thanks ...Read more

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I have had a painful lump on my outer lower leg for about a week now. There is no bruising, just a lump. It is painful but I have no insurance at the moment. Should I be worried?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

The lump needs to: Be looked at by a doc. It may be a sebaceous cyst, tumor, bug bite, etc. Your doc will tell you and treat you. Peace and good health. ...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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Occasionally a blood vessel in my lower leg ruptures & it stings, a lump forms that is very painful to the touch & appearance of a bruise.?

Question?: Not sure what the question is you are asking. However, this can happen. Doesn't necessarily mean anything bad but it can certainly hurt. You may need to consider some type of compression socks/hose. ...Read more

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First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

Not necessarily: It's difficult to say based on the info you provided. As is the lump in the deep muscle, superficial skin or bone. If it's in the bone, it could be related to a bone callus. If its the deeper muscle, it could be myositis ossificans, which is a calcium deposit in the muscle after truama. Skin wise, that could be a hypertrophic amongst other things. Usually are only problems if create pain. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg, what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg, what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

Scar tissue: Most likely the hard lump is scar tissue. As the wound heals, scar tissue forms and it is more dense and feels harder than normal skin. It would be unlikely this far out to have a wound infection, but If there is increased redness, swelling, pain or red streaks, I suggest being seen. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Lumps and Bumps: Hi, sorry you are not feeling 100%. Bumps or lumps on people always cause alarm, but seldom are harmful. It is impossible to guess what it may be, I tell my patients to always have things like that examined, and if necessary sampled or biopsied. Many times it is fat cells, (lipoma) which is a benign, soft, lump under the skin. See your doctor soon for exam. Take care, and good luck! ...Read more

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What is the sore lump in my lower leg?

What is the sore lump in my lower leg?

Sore lump leg: Sore lump in leg could be anything starting from baker's cyst, boil, abscess, or more sinister causes light tumour. Please see your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my lower leg or upper ankle, only when I flex. But when relaxed, it disappears. Is it cancerous?

I have a lump in my lower leg or upper ankle, only when I flex. But when relaxed, it disappears. Is it cancerous?

Unlikely: What you described suggests muscle bulging through fascia and it is unlikely to be cancer. If the "lump" doubles is size, see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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A red mark has appeared on my lower leg. There isn't any lump underneath it, and it doesn't hurt. Any ideas what it could be?

A red mark has appeared on my lower leg. There isn't any lump underneath it, and it doesn't hurt. Any ideas what it could be?

Eczema: Among others. Does it itch? Is it seasonal? Ok to watch it for now. An early skin infection- fungal or bacterial is another possibility. Please make sure you mention it to your doc at next well visit. ...Read more

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I have dents on my lower leg. When I stretch my leg and bend over to touch my toes, something bulges out and forms a lumps. Fascia defects? Soccer?

I have dents on my lower leg. When I stretch my leg and bend over to touch my toes, something bulges out and forms a lumps. Fascia defects? Soccer?

Aboligothalomatubro!: I have the same thing and it's a lethal terminal Aboligothalomatubro tumor. JUST KIDDING! But I do have the same thing. You are correct, most probably a defect in the fascia and the muscle bulges out a little. Shouldn't be a big deal unless it bothers you. It can be surgically corrected but has never seemed worth it to me and I'm three times older than you and still doing lots of sports, etc. ...Read more

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I woke up with a small green hard lump on my lower leg. The lump itself doesn't hurt but my leg below it hurts when I apply pressure like a shin splin?

I woke up with a small green hard lump on my lower leg. The lump itself doesn't hurt but my leg below it hurts when I apply pressure like a shin splin?

Be seen: There are a lot of possibilities, it would probably be good to have a physician look at it to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Red lumps: Swollen red bumps on your legs may be due to erythema nodosum which can be present a variety of illnesses like strep, TB and many other causes. See your doctor for a full medical exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?

I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?

Nothing to worry: Most likely it is a fatty tumor or sebaceous cyst so long s it is not sore or getting larger you do not have to worry about it ...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?

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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Red spot with lump appeared on my lower leg. It turned black. Test, no clot, no spider bite. Lump still there and black after 1yr. Size of a quarter?

Red spot with lump appeared on my lower leg. It turned black. Test, no clot, no spider bite. Lump still there and black after 1yr. Size of a quarter?

Bump on leg: It's hard to say for sure without seeing it and getting a better history, but any new unexplained skin lesion should be checked by your primary and/or dermatologist. A simple biopsy is sometimes all that is needed to make a determination of its cause. Especially for unexplained lesions that change color, these need to be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more