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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 get a painful lump in my left calf while getting up in the morning. It disappears almost immediately but some pain remains there. What is it?

I get a painful lump in my left calf while getting up in the morning. It disappears almost immediately but some pain remains there. What is it?

Assuming: This isn't a muscle spasm that improves with stretching out, transient muscle herniation through the fascia that surrounds the muscle can occur. The muscle can then reduce through the fascial defect. Ultrasound can be useful in diagnosing these. ...Read more

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Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Cyst: If it is not visible, then most likely it's not inflammatory, because those are red, hot, swollen, itchy. Ganglion cysts (cysts located on the tendons) are by far the most common cause of otherwise not painful lumps unless touched. They are smooth surfaced, firm, mobile. They are benign and sometimes may disappear, although, at times may grown and cause even more pain due to compression. ...Read more

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The middle of my calf in my left leg in the soft tissue on the side is so extremely painful, there is a lump and its so painful, what could it be?

Painful Calf: as we can neither see nor examine this painful lump it behoves you to go to your physician and have it evaluated. It could be anything from a sore muscle to a blood clot. ...Read more

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Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Cyst: May be a little cyst that has had bleeding into it due to contusion. I would leave it alone and if it does not disappear let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

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Small painful lump in left calf. Tested for blood clot and infections were negative. My doctor does not know what it is.?

Small painful lump in left calf. Tested for blood clot and infections were negative. My doctor does not know what it is.?

More testing needed: Sometimes a ct scan or MRI can help better determine what is going on. If it persists, you may need to see a surgeon for a biopsy. ...Read more

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For a while now Iv had a lump on my leg which I can feel when I left my toes and not painful. What could it be. ?

For a while now Iv had a lump on my leg which I can feel when I left my toes and not painful. What could it be. ?

Not painful is not : A reason not to have it checked out. Skin cancers, tumors that can be dangerous and life threatening do not have to be painful. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has developed lumps on her left leg. one is painless and one is painful. She hasnt injured it and they are growing. Who should i c?

My 4yr old has developed lumps on her left leg. one is painless and one is painful. She hasnt injured it and they are growing. Who should i c?

Pediatrician: See her pediatrician first. He or she can determine what the lumps are and if she needs to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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I got a knock to the side of my left thigh. Now i can hardly bend my leg. Feels like a lump on side of thigh and very painful. What shall i do?

I got a knock to the side of my left thigh. Now i can hardly bend my leg. Feels like a lump on side of thigh and very painful. What shall i do?

See a doctor.: It seems that you've suffered a traumatic injury. It may be simply a bad bruise, but i wonder if you've experienced something more serious like a tendon injury or rupture. Get examined so you don't have to worry - and so that you can become for comfortable! in the meantime, put an ice pack over the area. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I have a painful hard lump in the area of cuboid.Also have pain in left leg and back.

NOT RELATED: With this limited information, I don't think the two are related. Any history of injury? Following a good history and physical, x-rays are in order.
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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A small sized lump pops out on the bottom front side left leg whenever I stand. It isn't painful but aches and tugging sensation. What could this be?

A small sized lump pops out on the bottom front side left leg whenever I stand. It isn't painful but aches and tugging sensation. What could this be?

Sprain or Overuse: Men in their late 20's with tugging and aching areas of lower legs may be overdoing it. If you think you are overusing a joint, cut back on your exercise routine and ice the area until it's on the mend. ...Read more

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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: 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 in groin area makes whole left leg hurt?

I have a. Painful lump in groin area makes whole left leg hurt?

Hernia: This could be a hernia. I am concerned about a hernia anytime i hear lump in groin, but it could be other things such as a swollen lymph node, infection, or benign mass. See a physician to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

Likely a hematoma: From what you describe, it sounds like a hematoma, or blood collection. It also may be other things. Seeing a doctor in person would be the way to go, really. ...Read more

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I am a 28 year old male I have a very painful lump under the skin between my left leg and groin causing pain when I walk and bend to sit or stand also?

I am a 28 year old male I have a very painful lump under the skin between my left leg and groin causing pain when I walk and bend to sit or stand also?

See your Dr!: It sounds like you may have an infection under your skin which should be evaluated by your Dr as soon as possible! Pain is like the "warning light" on a car, it's your body trying to warn you of a problem so get it checked out! :) Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, 
cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

Sciatic n. Injury: Difficulty walking & severe sciatica for one year & post-injection of medicine into ipsilateral buttock suggests mass-effect/permanent type of injury to sciatic nerve. See a Neurologist for confirmation. Knowledge of a medical misadventure does not begin until the sufferer learns, from an expert, that it has occurred. A most unfortunate circumstance if this is indeed what occurred. Iatrogenic? ...Read more

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Pain below left breast, on rib! Flat squishy bump, painful even to the touch! Numbness in leg, cesarean 3months ago! Lump- since birth?

If the lump has: been there since birth, it is unlikely to be causing the problem. If you have pain underneath your rib, then you need to work with your family physician or Internal medicine to find out if you need further studies like Xrays or CTs to evaluate if the pain is related to blood clots, scar tissue, or muscle or cartilage strain. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

Limb on leg: Sounds like it might be phlebitis, that's doctor talk for a small clot in a superficial vein. They are a nuscience more than a serious problem but probably should show it to your doctor for confirmation ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left inner calf.. It gets achy and lower leg swells alot. 2 ultrasounds ruled out DVT. Both legs and knees are extremely weak.

I have a lump on my left inner calf.. It gets achy and  lower leg swells alot. 2 ultrasounds ruled out DVT. Both legs and knees are extremely weak.

Sounds like next...: ...step may be either biopsy or further imaging like MRI/CTA. Could be something as benign as a lipoma (which are still not fun to have). Leg/knee weakness are probably a separate unrelated issue. Here's the deal with ultrasounds: they only image the *lower* leg vasculature. If you are still getting chronic LEFT leg swelling, it's time for pelvic vasculature imaging to r/o May-Thurner Syndrome. ...Read more

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What is a painful lump under skin on calf please?

What is a painful lump under skin on calf please?

Many possibilities: This must be examined to be diagnosed. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my calf. It is about the size of the head of a pin. It is very painful to the touch and hurts for several minutes after.

Skin lesion: a swelling of this size in the skin can be from a big array of causes depend on the duration and presence of pain and the way it looks and coulour/ consistency
causes can includi infections with different kinds of bugs, warts, molluscum or skin lesion.
It can also be a nevus, sun damaged skin or other skin conditions
medical review is required to differentiate the so many potentials ...Read more