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I have a painless lump on the side of my foot next to my heel. I noticed it yesterday because it was itching.Should i be concerned and see a doctor?

I have a painless lump on the side of my foot next to my heel. I noticed it yesterday because it was itching.Should i be  concerned and see a doctor?

Yes: I wouldn't be over concerned since the lump is recent. I would see the doctor if the lump is not going away, especially if it is hard in nature. If there is any redness to the area, go see someone tomorrow. You may also want to try soaking the area in warm water and epsom salt a few times a day until you get into the doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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??

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

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How to treat a lump in the lower portion of my leg after running. No pain associated with the lump?

How to treat a lump in the lower portion of my leg after running. No pain associated with the lump?

Lump in lefg : It really depends where exactly in the leg the lump is, the size, texture, color, how long its been there, if it comes and goes, etc. Without a picture, need more descriptors to answer this question. But do not let it stop you from running. ...Read more

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I have a painless and moveable pea size lump on the very bottom, front and under skin of right leg.

I have a painless  and moveable pea size lump on the very bottom, front and under skin of right  leg.

Possible : Ganglion, but, since i can't see it, i would recommend you have it checked out to make sure the "lump" is indeed a benign lesion. ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my left foot it does not hurt but it seems to be getting bigger and it feels pretty hard

Given : Given that i don't have the benefit of seeing your foot, and not knowing whether there was any history of trauma, the most i can offer is an educated guess, based on the most common "lump" that seems to suddenly develop on the top of the foot, with no injury or underlying disease (like rheumatoid arthritis, etc.). And that would be a ganglion, which is a cyst filled with thick, gelatinous fluid that usually arises from a tendon for no apparent reason. The fluid can be pretty dense and the cyst fairly well packed, giving the appearance of it being hard. They only usually hurt when they press up on a nerve, or with pressure from a shoe. The conservative treatment is to remove the fluid with a needle, and inject a steroid solution. Many times, your doctor would also try to needle it to break up the sac to prevent it from reforming (which is common). If this fails, surgical excision is the other option. The old (probably biblically old) treatment is to whack the thing with a thick book (like a bible). What this attempts to do is break up the cyst. I would caution you to resist doing anything like that, since it almost always reforms after that, and you can injure yourself (and the book). And since we're not 100% certain it really is a ganglion, it's not really prudent to whack an unknown mass with a book! sometimes, these things disappear as quickly as they appear. But considering there are other things that can produce a "lump, " some of which can be serious, i would recommend you see either your family doctor, a podiatrist, or even an orthopedist, all of which can diagnose this thing and give you the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has round red lump on top of foot. Feels callously but when pressed squishy. No pain. Any thought what it could be?

My husband has round red lump on top of foot. Feels callously but when pressed squishy. No pain. Any thought what it could be?

Athletes foot: This may be athletes foot but can not diagnose without seeing, it may be a bacterial or fungual infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump above knee. my son is pretty healthy kid all but this lump on his leg. it has been there approx. 3 mths? cancerous???

Hard painless lump above knee. my son is pretty healthy kid all but this lump on his leg. it has been there approx. 3 mths? cancerous???

Evaluate lump: From the description, it is not possible to tell if the lump is scar tissue in the muscle from a contusion or if it is arising from the bone. It is not uncommon to have benign bone lesions, such as osteochondroma, near the ends of long bones like the thigh bone, but without an x-ray, one would only be guessing and taking a chance of missing a serious tumor like cancer. ...Read more

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I have a small marble sized moveable lump on where the leg meets pubic bone.u can't see it but can be felt when touched.no pain.Been around for years.

I have a small marble sized moveable lump on where the leg meets pubic bone.u can't see it but can be felt when touched.no pain.Been around for years.

Small lymph node: that is a typical area where a lymph node drained some infection or inflammation years ago and remained slightly enlarged after the malady resolved. Since it is not tender, is mobile, and has not changed over years all indicate it is benign. Should it start enlargening or you feel others near it or other areas of your body, consult with your PCP. During your next check-up, point it out to your doc ...Read more

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I have a lump that is hard on my lower left leg on the back. It has gotten slightly bigger in about a 5 day period. No pain. No discoloring. I'm 23. ?

I have a lump that is hard on my lower left leg on the back. It has gotten slightly bigger in about a 5 day period. No pain. No discoloring. I'm 23. ?

See physician: Should get this looked at soon. Painless lumps are usually not infections or other simple problems. Was this a lump that changed or was there nothing there 5 days ago? Could be a muscle hernia if it disappears when you lie down. In general, all hard painless lumps should be checked out to be sure that they are not abnormal tissue. ...Read more

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When i put weight on my right leg , small lumps appear on a couple veins, and then go away when i'm not standing up. No pain or redness what is this?

When i put weight on my right leg , small lumps appear on a couple veins, and then go away when i'm not standing up. No pain or redness what is this?

Varicose Veins: You seem to be describing varicose veins which typically enlarge and bulge when standing and disappear and decompress when lying. Varicose veins are usually the result of malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and, in someone your age, there may also be a genetic component. You should see a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

I got a big dark bruise on leg with lighter colored lump in the middle. Hasn't improved in 4 days. No pain except when touching the lump. What to do?

"Normal bruising": It's likely that you bumped into something but didn't pay it any mind. The lump is probably a small area of bleeding( hematoma). This area will slowly resolve with the bluish color turning yellowish and then disappearing. No specific treatment is needed. This type of bruising is common in the lower extremities. If you have frequent development of bruises you should see your physician. ...Read more