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Right Calf Mass
I have a solid mass on my calf, which is painful. My doctor has said it is fat or lipoma. From what I have read, lipomas are not supposed to hurt?
Hello doctor.I am 20years old girl, i would like to know if i can decrease calf muscle mass by exercising? Thank you
How to find out if I have disuse atrophy? Xray scan or blood sample? I exercise often but no mass increase in my legs (calfs) and blemish after scabs.
You dont: If you truly "exercise often" then you don't have disuse atrophy. Disuse atrophy is defined by atrophy caused by lack of use, as the name implies. As in a person whose arm is in a cast for 8 weeks might have disuse atrophy from not having used their arm for that time. Again, if you truly exercise often, you don't have disuse atrophy, another cause should be sought. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
47 yr old male non smoker w/ masses in both lungs from 4 - 6 mm found on ct. Mass on back of calf 6-7 CM leg 1/2 size of other calf. Lung cancer famil?
I have a gastrocnemius mass in my right leg since 4 years ago. My dr. asked me to make a FNAC test. do u recoomend removal by surgery? wt could it be?
Calf mass: If u have a calf mass for four years , is it painful,growing , firmly fixed to adjacent tissues?If yes then you should be seen by an experienced lower extremity surgeon. The evaluation before undergoing a biopsy is important and should be done by the ultimate treating surgeon. ...Read more
2 days ago I notice a little mass inguinal under my skin on the right leg! It's a little painful on touch should I be worried about it?
Probably not: Lymph nodes in the groin commonly enlarge and get a bit tender when fighting off germs entering the skin through cracks in the feet, etc. If pain gets severe, or the lump gets much larger than a marble, or doesn't improve within 2-3 weeks, then an exam is warranted to look for infection or other problems. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with herniated disc affecting my left leg but suddenly i developed pain also in my right buttocks and i can feel a mass.What is it?
???: Could be various problems. See young orthopaedic surgeon for a formal work up! ...Read more
Ihave got compexl mass on my right ovarie also got DVT in my left leg does this mean the cacer has spread to my pelvis ?
Ovarian cancer: Have you had surgery by a gyn oncologist yet to prove you have cancer? Dvts are very common in cancer patients but having a DVT does not mean you have cancer. Even patients with stage i ovarian cancer (confined to ovary) are at risk. If you have cancer, it does not mean it has spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person loose muscle mass in the leg from having a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine right at the nerve root and if so is the reversible ?
Yes: Chronic sciatica can cause not only numbess but also weakness and with time atrophy. Unfortunately, sometimes even with surgery to decompress the nerve, the weakness and atrophy may still persist. These type of findings may be a good indication for surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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