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Doctor insights on: Painless Lump On Ankle Diagnosis

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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.

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Lump on ankle bone after injury. What could cause this?

Lump on ankle bone after injury. What could cause this?

? 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.

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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?

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.

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Small round lump by ankle where thin bone from toes meet. It is firm no pain. What is it?

Small round lump by ankle where thin bone from toes meet. It is firm no pain. What is it?

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

Skin lump: Many patients will get soft tissue cysts, bone spurs or even fatty deposits that all can be described as skin lumps. If you are concerned get an exam for the best diagnosis and treatment if needed. Best wishes!

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

Watch it, if it grow: You should check it to see if it is getting bigger. If it is cancer, it will grow and increase in size. Then you need to get it removed.

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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?

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?

Watch, monitor it: You should look for any increase in its size. Unless it grows in size, it is not cancer. So measure its size carefully once every month and you will know in 6-12 months if it growing and needs further testing with x-rays and scans.

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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?

Clinical diagnosis: 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.

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What to do if I have a painless lump on my leg what could it be?

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.

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I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

? Xanthomas: 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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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