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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?
What to do if I have had a mass in my leg for twenty years. it has grown but I never had it scanned?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer