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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. ...Read more

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hot baths have caused stiffness in one calf! same leg below knee is a 1"X3"soft lump.No pain.Was runner-have stopped months ago.I found 60 days ago ?

 hot baths have caused stiffness in one calf! same leg below knee is a  1"X3"soft lump.No pain.Was runner-have stopped months ago.I found 60 days ago ?

Orthopaedics consult: 33 year old woman with calf stiffness and an ipsilateral painless soft tissue mass. As you can imagine, the best course of action is an in person physical exam, in this case with an orthopaedic surgeon who can best evaluate your stiffness and decide on imaging and or a biopsy if necessary to give a definitive pathological diagnosis of your soft tissue mass. Good luck. ...Read more

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Random small, doughy, painless lump on calf only visible when flexed. Doc said likely Lipoma. Should I push for biopsy? Worried about Sarcoma. Male/20

Random small, doughy, painless lump on calf only visible when flexed. Doc said likely Lipoma. Should I push for biopsy? Worried about Sarcoma. Male/20

No sarcoma: Small soft lesion on calf usually benign. Rare to have sarcoma present as such. If it is a lipoma it probably will not grow much larger if at all A transforming lipoma is bx at around 10 cm. suggesting changes taking place. Any lesion should periodically be observed and if found to change by becoming firmer or increase significantly in size then bx indicated. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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