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Doctor insights on: Painless Lump On Calf Muscles Symptoms

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Pain in leg lumps near shin bones. 36 weeks preg. Losing muscle mass and weight. Lumps movable. Docs not sure. Appeared suddenly. Lots of leg pain too.

Pain in leg lumps near shin bones. 36 weeks preg. Losing muscle mass and weight. Lumps movable. Docs not sure. Appeared suddenly. Lots of leg pain too.

Discuss with Doc: Lumps on you legs at 36 weeks of pregnancy could be either prominent fatty collections call lipoma or from prominent veins or varicosities. Elevation of your legs should help. Both can be palpated under the skin and appear mobile. Loss of muscle mass can be from lack of activity , if you you have been slowing down. The weight loss is more of a concern and would discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck ?Tendons?... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck ?Tendons?... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Get it checked: A long list of things can cause a lump like that - some more serious than others. Since it is painful, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?

Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?

Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills,smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is one painful rash that can start on back close to middle and spreads forward and down. Consists of red patches with groups of small blisters. Other conditions such as a bacterial infection, cellulitis, can spread and cause pain and lymph node swelling as well. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling. Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling.  Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain: Can not rule out - any risk factors such as prolonged plane or car rides or recent surgery. Any history of prior clots. Could also be baker's cyst back of knee - check for swelling in the back of the knee. If continues - should get evaluated especially if your leg begins to swell ...Read more

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Small lump on testicle after antibiotics immobile hard lump on right side of neck. Shortness of breath and persistent cough. Thoughts?

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Small lump on testicle after antibiotics immobile hard lump on right side of neck. Shortness of breath and persistent cough. Thoughts?

Testicular cancer: You didn't mention your age but your symptoms are concerning for testicular cancer. Go see your Family Doc today who will then order appropriate tests & refer you to an oncologist & uro-oncologist. Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/ & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. While it may be something else, don't delay ...Read more

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A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

Painful lump: A painful hard lump in the thigh area is likely to be either a 'boil' (usually reddish/purplish in color), or a growing cyst (cysts, however, are not usually as tender as boils. The spreading rash to the calves is hard to explain and may represent a second problem. ...Read more

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Can calf twitches b painful? One calf tight w/painful twitches/ tiny spasms. Doc did physical exam & negative DVT upon palpate, checked pulses. Cause?

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Can calf twitches b painful? One calf tight w/painful twitches/ tiny spasms. Doc did physical exam & negative DVT upon palpate, checked pulses. Cause?

That is reassuring: With the testing you had it is reassuring that nothing of concern is going on You need to look after yourself with healthy food and good hydration. Lack of certain minerals or salts might give you these symptoms like potassium, calcium or magnesium Also it is important to keep yourself well hydrated And yes calf twitching and spasms can be painful ...Read more

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Physio neck stretches yesterday. Today painful & tender palpable bump on neck below right mastoid process & .5 cm anteriorly. Feels like in or on SCM.

Prob. Lymph node: Time to check for dental, facial, ear or scalp infections. Unless there are more painful lumps, then it could be a systemic disease. ...Read more

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Pea size hard lump on right hip. Change in sensation over body, fasciculations when resting+back cramping after exercise. Sinus problems also. Help?

Pea size hard lump on right hip. Change in sensation over body, fasciculations when resting+back cramping after exercise. Sinus problems also. Help?

Lump: The lump on the the right hip soundd benign. So, take it easy ! regarding fasiculations and cramps, sounds like they are related to your level of physical activity. Lastly, sinus problems, please contact your doctor for a thorough physical exam and comple evaluation, and also to discuss the treatment options. ...Read more

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I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, i've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?

Bakers cyst: This is most likely a baker's cyst. This is a pouch of joint fluid collecting behind the knee. It can occur with most types of arthritis and with repetitive squatting. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. There are other more dangerous causes of a lump in this area. You should see your doctor to get a definite diagnosis. If you have calf pain and leg swelling go directly to the er. ...Read more

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Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes arent in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit

Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes arent in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit

Yes: Moist likely a lipoma. Or maybe mini tears in your muscle that may be inflamed. Try resting the muscle and anti inflammatories like Advil (ibuprofen) four times daily for two weeks. Usually lipomas are not painful. If no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?

I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?

Lipoma: Sounds like they may be lipomas which are benign encapsulated accumulations of fat. Many people have them and they do not require any intervention unless they are so large they are cosmetically unappealing or pressing on a nerve and causing pain. An examination by your provider can confirm this is the case. Very rarely is any additional testing needed to make this diagnosis. ...Read more