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I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium: It could be a cyst which is filled with fluid and can happen after an injury or almost jello type tissue if you have had it for a while or a lipoma, that consists of fatty tissue , both cause no problems. However, if the lump is getting bigger or is not going away, best to see a podiatrist or a surgeon , get an ultrasound and/or an MRI to find exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Small lump in calf, what ist his?

Small lump in calf, what ist his?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my calf. It is about the size of the head of a pin. It is very painful to the touch and hurts for several minutes after.

Skin lesion: a swelling of this size in the skin can be from a big array of causes depend on the duration and presence of pain and the way it looks and coulour/ consistency
causes can includi infections with different kinds of bugs, warts, molluscum or skin lesion.
It can also be a nevus, sun damaged skin or other skin conditions
medical review is required to differentiate the so many potentials ...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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Small painful lump in left calf. Tested for blood clot and infections were negative. My doctor does not know what it is.?

Small painful lump in left calf. Tested for blood clot and infections were negative. My doctor does not know what it is.?

More testing needed: Sometimes a ct scan or MRI can help better determine what is going on. If it persists, you may need to see a surgeon for a biopsy. ...Read more

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Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Small lump on my upper left calf on the inside. Noticed a few weeks ago when it hurt one night. Not really painful unless I feel it. Bruises easy.

Cyst: May be a little cyst that has had bleeding into it due to contusion. I would leave it alone and if it does not disappear let a physician have a look at it ...Read more

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Small lump near where ankle and calf meet. Left leg/left side. Leg hurts. D-dimer normal yesterday. 3 u/s in the past. Dr says no clot. Wat culd it b?

Small lump near where ankle and calf meet.  Left leg/left side. Leg hurts. D-dimer normal yesterday. 3 u/s in the past. Dr says no clot. Wat culd it b?

Cyst: This is very likely a benign cyst which is a collection of fluid or solid material. If it does not hurts or change in size i would just keep an eye on it. If it does bother you see you in orthopedic surgeon and they can easily take it out. ...Read more

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Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Just discovered a painful, small lump near the bottom of my left calf. No ins. Need advice. Only painful when touched. Not visible. Ideas?

Cyst: If it is not visible, then most likely it's not inflammatory, because those are red, hot, swollen, itchy. Ganglion cysts (cysts located on the tendons) are by far the most common cause of otherwise not painful lumps unless touched. They are smooth surfaced, firm, mobile. They are benign and sometimes may disappear, although, at times may grown and cause even more pain due to compression. ...Read more

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Hi, I have small lumps, looks like veins, visible on right calf. What could this be?

Hi, I have small lumps, looks like veins, visible on right calf. What could this be?

Varicose veins: Sounds like you have varicose veins. If these bother you there are doctors who specialize in treating these. ...Read more

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I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

Have it checked: New lumps on your skin should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist. Only by their evaluation, and a possible biopsy, can a definitive diagnosis be made. ...Read more

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I have a series of small knots or lumps on the outside of my right calf in the muscle beginning just below the tib/fib palteau... What could this be?

I have a series of small knots or lumps on the outside of my right calf in the muscle beginning just below the tib/fib palteau... What could this be?

Many things: These could be small muscle hernias, varicose veins, cysts or some other lesion and it makes it difficult to be more specific with out seeing the problem closely. Please get to see your family physician and have him/her give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Get examined: Most "lumps" a person finds are benign should be evaluated by a doc at least for piece of mind. Special tests like an MRI or ultimately a biopsy may be in order. They should at least be sized and have a follow exam as well. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up with excruciating pain in my left calf. Tonight I am having mild pain in my left arm and feel a very small lump in crease of arm.

Symptoms: You have two choices. Either go today to the Emergency Facility or wait till you can see your primary doctor. It is not very likely that this is an issue but you will feel better if no abnormality is present. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?

I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?

See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

Cysts: It's probably a cyst which is a fluid filled sack or a lipoma which is a clump of fat. If it doesn't get irritated or larger it is probably nothing to worry about ...Read more

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I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess) , painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

? Xanthomas: What you described may be xanthomas that occur due to high blood lipids. See the site below for more information. It may require a physical examination and you should see your doctor.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more

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I have this small lump on my leg. It's hard and feels almost like a little ball inside my skin. It doesn't hurt at all. Just curious as what it is.

Many benign tumors: There are many benign growths in the skin and under the skin.
In general, if a lump has been there for many years and is not changing it is not dangerous.
If a lump is growing it should be evaluated. Some common lumps and bumps that are benign are lipomas and benign cysts.
If you have any concerns you can have it evaluated, and possibly removed and biopsied for confirmation. ...Read more

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I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

See a physician: You are describing a bacterial infection of your leg. This needs medical attention and antibiotic medicine. Don't risk it getting worse by treating it yourself. ...Read more

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I have sprained my ankle and now have small lumps appearing on my leg what could they be?

I have sprained my ankle and now have small lumps appearing on my leg what could they be?

Hmmm: Leg lumps or ankle lumps? Could be swelling in the tendon, vein rupture, ganglion cyst, etc, recommend having them evaluated by a professional foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I woke with a small hard lump on my leg, its painful with a burning feeling and getting bigger. Any ideas please?

I woke with a small hard lump on my leg, its painful with a burning feeling and getting bigger. Any ideas please?

Phlebits: Could represent superficial thrombophlebitis. This is formation of a blood clot in the superficial veins. Usually responds to warm compresses/heating pad and ibuprofen. More likely if you have a history of varicose veins, leg swelling, or spider veins ...Read more