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I have a hard mass on my calf that is painless and it's about 3/4 CM in diameter what is it?

I have a hard mass on my calf that is painless and it's about 3/4 CM in diameter what is it?

Not sure: There isn't enough information here to know for sure. Go get it eyeballed by a doctor and they can give you an answer. ...Read more

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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?

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?

They can: Lipomas are fatty tumors. They are not cancer. But they can sometimes cause pain. If you're having pain, see your surgeon for possible removal. ...Read more

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Hello doctor.I am 20years old girl, i would like to know if i can decrease calf muscle mass by exercising? Thank you

Hello doctor.I am 20years old girl, i would like to know if i can decrease calf muscle mass by exercising? Thank you

Calf size - yes: The size could be reduced by certain exercises and diets, if they are large secondary to obesity or fluid retention. The muscle is what would likely to remain largely intact if exercising. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Lose of mass in leg with pain and sweelling in knee area why?

Lose of mass in leg with pain and sweelling in knee area why?

See orthopedics : Because of your past history of giant cell tumor it is important to find out why the knee is swollen. It is normal for muscles around a joint to become weak and lose mass if the joint is painful or has loss of function. You should see an orthopedics surgeon soon. ...Read more

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I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. in size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

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Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

 Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

Need to see DERM: Lesions that bleed and grow back not looking like healthy pink skin are a concern. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist skin doctor for bx and rx. ...Read more

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What should I do if I'm trying to build leg muscle mass?

What should I do if I'm trying to build leg muscle mass?

Exercise the muscle: Muscle will respond with enlargement when exercised properly. You didn't say above or below the knee, but try squats, walking against resistance, and movement with resistance. Don't forget to stretch. ...Read more