painful lump on my left calf

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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?

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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.
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Dr. Kelty R. Baker answered:

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

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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.
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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?

Cyst

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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.
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I have a lump in my left leg just below the calf muscle more toward the inside of the leg I first noticied it about 2 weeks ago There is no bruising but it is swollen red and painful It has grown to approximately 4 inches long and 1 inch wide I have not h

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The possiblities for this that I can think of instantly include an infection or a superficial venous thrombosis. I recommend that this be seen ASAP.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered:

I found a sore and painful lump on my calf, what should I do?

See physician

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to have evaluated. Can try warm compresses.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

What is a painful lump under skin on calf please?

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This must be examined to be diagnosed. See a doctor.
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Dr. Joe Golowa answered:

Successfully ruled out dvt but still have painful lump on calf behind knee?

Knee lump

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Likely a bakers cyst. A collection of joint fluid. Should go away by itself. Can be seen on sono
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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda answered:

Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?

Either that

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or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure.
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