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Painless Lump On Ankle Diagnosis
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
? Hematoma: You may have accumulation of blood under the outer lining of the bone, subperiosteal hematoma. If the swelling does not subside in a couple of weeks you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have a soft lump on ankle another lump on the same leg but about 4" above ankle bone. Both appeared within last month. No injury. Hurts sometimes?
Have it checked: Lumps can be benign like cyst, lipoma ir an infection or tumor. ...Read more
Soft lump around ankle for year, painless. Pushed on it frequently and feels like it is half the size almost gone. A little pain now. What could it be?
Likely benign: So difficult to tell without seeing it myself. But the fact that it is regressing is a good sign. If it continues to cause pain or grows or changes have it looked at by your pco. ...Read more
Mass Unknown Foot: You definitely want to have someone check any masses of unknown origin (like dropping something on your foot). Sometimes these are ganglions, but they are soft normally. Could be a bone spur with soft tissue coverage needing an xray to diagnosis. I would start with an evaluation and xray to be safe and go from there. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
I run and have had a pea sized lump on the inner part of my right foot right behind the ankle. No pain. But should I be worried? Its been a month
No worries.: Keep a watch on it and look for enlargement, color changes, and/or becoming painful. If these things start to happen, I would suggest you have it checked out. ...Read more
Above my left inner ankle bone there seems to be a soft lump. It is painless and I've had it for awhile. It almost feels like muscle. What is it?
Warrants an exam: Any lumps or bumps need to be diagnosed properly. ...Read more
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
20 year old female soft swollen lump on the medial inside of foot just below ankle joint is more defined when I flex. If I press on =no pain scared?
Have a small squishy painless lump at the bottom of right leg near ankle bone. This disappears when I flex my foot can only feel when foot relaxed?
Joint Swelling: First rule out joint swelling. Things are so tight down there the swelling from the joint sticks out between the ankle bones in back and in front. Flexing adds room to the joint so it seems to go away. Please get an x-ray to learn what is wrong. Most often, at your age, a piece of bone on the bottom of the tibia may be separating out called osteochondritis dissecans and needs urgent care. ...Read more
Undefined lump on calf above inside ankle. Painless, there 8 months. Doctor said was hypertrophy muscle. Lump goes away when I flex. Is it just muscle?
Probably...: If the mass changes position when you flex your muscles or move your ankle thrn it is likely muscle. If you have had an injury to that area sometimes there can be a hermiation of the muscle through its sheath of fascia. If the mass becomes painful or gets larger you should get it evaluated. ...Read more
Soft lump on tibialis posterior near inner ankle. Painless there 7 months. Doctor said it was just muscle (hypergole). Should I worry it's cancer?
Lump above ankle where calf muscle begins been there a year. Soft and painless. Doctor said it was just hypertrophy of muscle? Could it be cancer?
Vaguely defined lump in calf above inside ankle. Been there 8 months, no pain. Doctor said it was hypertrophy of muscle. Should I worry it's cancer?
The doctor' s assessment of your lump is based on clinical grounds: that is, what it feels like on examination, whether it has changes over time, and the most likely causes. Without tissue sampling, we can not be 100% sure, but this is where judgement plays an important role.
Talk to your doctor about your concerns. An ultrasound of the area may offer additional information. ...Read more
Different options: The leg has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, tendons, vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Hard, painless lump on the middle of lower leg under then skin. Skin not affected. What could that be?
Could be: It could be a cyst of some type. You should have it checked by your doctor. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?
What you described may be xanthomas that occur due to high blood lipids. See the site below for more information. It may require a physical examination and you should see your doctor.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more
I'm a runner and have had a lump -dime size on the side of my foot for about a year. Causes no pain. Not going away. Should I be concerned?
Don't mess with it.: If you are running painlessly with a dime size lump on your foot, I see no reason to have someone fool with it. The lump will do one of three things. Go away, stay the same or enlarge. Two out of three ain't bad. Leave it alone unless the nature of the lump changes radically. ...Read more
My 4yr old has developed lumps on her left leg. One is painless and one is painful. She hasn't 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
I have a lump on my foot. No pain and move able! Like a cyst. What is this? And what's the cure??
Let it play out.: Without a location, it is difficult to give details. However, if it is on the top of the foot, you appraisal of "cyst" makes sense. Size and pain usually determine the action to be taken. Watch and wait is certainly acceptable, but if things about the cyst change, then have it evaluated and excised. Occasionally, these "cysts" will spontaneously rupture only to later recur. ...Read more