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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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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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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?

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 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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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 lump in the groin of my left leg it feels like a Ball ?

I have a painful lump in the groin of my left leg  it feels like a Ball
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Groin Lump: A painful lump in the groin is a concern and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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