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Doctor insights on: Painless Lump On Lower Leg During Pregnancy

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Lower & upper back, shoulder, leg and pelvic pain during pregnancy. What can help this?

Lower & upper back, shoulder, leg and pelvic pain during pregnancy. What can help this?

Swimming or exercise: pregnancy hormones loosen ligaments and joints causing imbalance almost all over the body. Strengthen your muscles with a global exercise like one during swimming. ...Read more

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How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73

Thrmbocytopenia: A low platelet count during pregnancy can be detected during routine screening, while gestational thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets during pregnancy, occurs in about 7-8% of all pregnant women and usually resolves after pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is associated with low platelets and other symptoms such as hypertension, and is far more concerning. ...Read more

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What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is unilateral and/or accompanied by pain, would recommend seeking evaluation to confirm not a deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity, which has potential serious medical complications (e.g. Pulmonary embolus). ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg, what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

I was bitten by a dog 5 weeks ago and still have a hard lump on lower leg, what could this be? I haven't much feeling on the lump but sore around it

Scar tissue: Most likely the hard lump is scar tissue. As the wound heals, scar tissue forms and it is more dense and feels harder than normal skin. It would be unlikely this far out to have a wound infection, but If there is increased redness, swelling, pain or red streaks, I suggest being seen. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

Not necessarily: It's difficult to say based on the info you provided. As is the lump in the deep muscle, superficial skin or bone. If it's in the bone, it could be related to a bone callus. If its the deeper muscle, it could be myositis ossificans, which is a calcium deposit in the muscle after truama. Skin wise, that could be a hypertrophic amongst other things. Usually are only problems if create pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Lumps and Bumps: Hi, sorry you are not feeling 100%. Bumps or lumps on people always cause alarm, but seldom are harmful. It is impossible to guess what it may be, I tell my patients to always have things like that examined, and if necessary sampled or biopsied. Many times it is fat cells, (lipoma) which is a benign, soft, lump under the skin. See your doctor soon for exam. Take care, and good luck! ...Read more

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What is the sore lump in my lower leg?

What is the sore lump in my lower leg?

Sore lump leg: Sore lump in leg could be anything starting from baker's cyst, boil, abscess, or more sinister causes light tumour. Please see your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

Large lump very red and hard painful in right lower leg and getting bigger what could it be.

The lump needs to: Be looked at by a doc. It may be a sebaceous cyst, tumor, bug bite, etc. Your doc will tell you and treat you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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A red mark has appeared on my lower leg. There isn't any lump underneath it, and it doesn't hurt. Any ideas what it could be?

A red mark has appeared on my lower leg. There isn't any lump underneath it, and it doesn't hurt. Any ideas what it could be?

Eczema: Among others. Does it itch? Is it seasonal? Ok to watch it for now. An early skin infection- fungal or bacterial is another possibility. Please make sure you mention it to your doc at next well visit. ...Read more

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I have dents on my lower leg. When I stretch my leg and bend over to touch my toes, something bulges out and forms a lumps. Fascia defects? Soccer?

I have dents on my lower leg. When I stretch my leg and bend over to touch my toes, something bulges out and forms a lumps. Fascia defects? Soccer?

Aboligothalomatubro!: I have the same thing and it's a lethal terminal Aboligothalomatubro tumor. JUST KIDDING! But I do have the same thing. You are correct, most probably a defect in the fascia and the muscle bulges out a little. Shouldn't be a big deal unless it bothers you. It can be surgically corrected but has never seemed worth it to me and I'm three times older than you and still doing lots of sports, etc. ...Read more

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I woke up with a small green hard lump on my lower leg. The lump itself doesn't hurt but my leg below it hurts when I apply pressure like a shin splin?

I woke up with a small green hard lump on my lower leg. The lump itself doesn't hurt but my leg below it hurts when I apply pressure like a shin splin?

Be seen: There are a lot of possibilities, it would probably be good to have a physician look at it to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Red lumps: Swollen red bumps on your legs may be due to erythema nodosum which can be present a variety of illnesses like strep, TB and many other causes. See your doctor for a full medical exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

Exam: Gt examined for musculoskeletal illness and soft tissue illnes. Have your physician check for musscle inflammation and erythema nodosum. ...Read more

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I have had a painful lump on my outer lower leg for about a week now. There is no bruising, just a lump. It is painful but I have no insurance at the moment. Should I be worried?

I have had a painful lump on my outer lower leg for about a week now. There is no bruising, just a lump. It is painful but I have no insurance at the moment. Should I be worried?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst
or a lipoma
if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you
should be seen.
If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to
both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?

I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?

Nothing to worry: Most likely it is a fatty tumor or sebaceous cyst so long s it is not sore or getting larger you do not have to worry about it ...Read more

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Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain. Causes?

Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain. Causes?

Many causes: Lump after injury can be hematoma which generally resolves or it can be subperiosteal hematoma generally over the shin which can calcify and become hard One can have damage of the Fascia of the muscle and muscle herniation which will be a soft lump most likely that muscle herniation is the reason for the lump below the previous one Get it checked by your doctor to be sure Good luck ...Read more

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Red spot with lump appeared on my lower leg. It turned black. Test, no clot, no spider bite. Lump still there and black after 1yr. Size of a quarter?

Red spot with lump appeared on my lower leg. It turned black. Test, no clot, no spider bite. Lump still there and black after 1yr. Size of a quarter?

Bump on leg: It's hard to say for sure without seeing it and getting a better history, but any new unexplained skin lesion should be checked by your primary and/or dermatologist. A simple biopsy is sometimes all that is needed to make a determination of its cause. Especially for unexplained lesions that change color, these need to be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more