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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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Lump on ankle bone after injury. What could cause this?

Lump on ankle bone after injury. What could cause this?

? Hematoma: You may have accumulation of blood under the outer lining of the bone, subperiosteal hematoma. If the swelling does not subside in a couple of weeks you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the front of both ankles?

I have a lump on the front of both ankles?

Fluid or gangli cyst: Usually either is benign if no pain can wear compression socks to help with the swelling if pain or worsening seek out help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Soft lump on outside of ankle?

Soft lump on outside of ankle?

Ganglion: The 2 most common 'soft lumps' I encounter on the outside of the ankle are ganglion cysts-sac with fluid and fat depositis. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my ankle what could it be?

I have a lump on my ankle what could it be?

Ganglion cyst: Most lumps around the ankle and foot are ganglion cysts. These are painless masses that can vary in size and cause problems because of their size and what they may push on around the foot. Any painful mass and any mass that is rapidly enlarging in size should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lumps on ankle. What are possible causes?

Swollen lumps on ankle. What are possible causes?

Outer side: Most commonly are lipoma masses but could be other and an evaluation is necessary see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is this lump on the outer part of my ankle that moves?

What is this lump on the outer part of my ankle that moves?

Depends: Could be a fat tumor or ganglion cyst. If it is painful, see a local podiatrist or orthopedist ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my right ankle in pain on and off what can it be?

Lumps need: Evaluation. Oftentimes, they should be biopsies to rule out any malignancy. It can be something benign like a ganglion. But, it definatively needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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I got this white lump on my ankle, and I want to know what it is and how to remove it?

Ganglion: The lump may or may not be a ganglion. Most of the time it can be drained instead of removed. It is better to try conservative options first to avoid surgery because of potential complications and reoccurance. If it is not fluid filled then and MRI may be needed to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a soft and painful lump on the top of my ankle. I had it for years now and it's still painful.

I would: Recommend a biopsy of the lesion and consideration of excision if it doesn't belong. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a soft lump rite above my ankle could you tell me what it could be because I didn't injure it?

Possible ganglion: But all lumps should be examined by a doc and consideration of biopsy be performed. ...Read more

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By the end of a normal day my ankles hurt, ive noticed a lump on the backside of one n the other is veinish and discolored n a lump in the front.

By the end of a normal day my ankles hurt, ive noticed a lump on the backside of one n the other is veinish and discolored n a lump in the front.

Ankle pain: Most common cause of ankle pain is osteoarthritis of the ankle - would need to see or xray the ankle to be sure, but bone spurs can cause hard lumps that stick out. See your doctor if concerned about it. ...Read more

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Itchy red lumps/patches at ankles, quite large, one about size of a 10p piece, just back from a holiday, developed after coming home, what is this?

Itchy red lumps/patches at ankles, quite large, one about size of a 10p piece, just back from a holiday, developed after coming home, what is this?

? Contact dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis, poison ivy /oak can be the case, if you walked without socks wearing slippers or sandals in a garden or a park, it takes time to develop, you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream twice a day till it resolves, if no improvement in a day or so, see your doctor ...Read more

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Soft lump around ankle for year, painless. Pushed on it frequently and feels like it is half the size almost gone. A little pain now. What could it be?

Soft lump around ankle for year, painless. Pushed on it frequently and feels like it is half the size almost gone. A little pain now. What could it be?

Likely benign: So difficult to tell without seeing it myself. But the fact that it is regressing is a good sign. If it continues to cause pain or grows or changes have it looked at by your pco. ...Read more

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I have a lump beside my foot ankle what could it be?

I have a lump beside my foot ankle what could it be?

Probably a ganglion: Common place for a ganglionic cyst. Some will respond to tape compression for several weeks. Others require surgical removal if painful. ...Read more

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What are the lumps or bumps on an injured ankle area?

Lumps: Depends on where they are. ..Some are swelling others can be bone or scar tissue. Painful or unstable ankles should be seen by your doctor to make sure there are no conditions that would be chronic or impede your healing. ...Read more

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Painful lump a tendon, back of ankle for months now, do u know what it could be and how to make it heal?

Painful lump a tendon, back of ankle for months now, do u know what it could be and how to make it heal?

Achilles' tendon: A lump on the achilles' tendon can be tendinitis to a partially torn tendon.
Please get a medical consult and an mri

depends on the MRI result to determine treatment. ...Read more

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I have a couple lumps on my left ankle, as well as on my shin. Should I be concerned?

See physician: Hard to determine anything from your description. However, if this is persistent, see physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a gymnast, rolled my ankle back in June and there is still a swollen lump on the outside?

I'm a gymnast, rolled my ankle back in June and there is still a swollen lump on the outside?

See Orthopedic doc: U may require further testing. Orthopedic doctor is u'r best bet to help figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under the skin behind my ankle, what could it be?

I have a small lump under the skin behind my ankle, what could it be?

Few possibilities: Including ganglion, lipoma more importantly lumps should be biopsied. We can give you a diff entail diagnosis but definitive diagnosis is necessary to differentiate a benign from malignant lesion. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my ankle and it moves. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

I have a lump on my ankle and it moves. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Maybe a ganglion: What you describe might be a ganglion (ganglionic cyst). This is a benign herniation of joint or tendon sheath, and can cause pressure or be irritated by shoes, causing pain. See a podiatrist or orthopedist regarding this. Steroid injections might help reduce this, and sometimes surgical excision is necessary. ...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 rolled my ankle really hard and there is a wide lump in the middle of my fibula. What can I do?

I rolled my ankle really hard and there is a wide lump in the middle of my fibula. What can I do?

Have an xray done: Ankle sprain often result in fractures of the ankle. An xray is the only way to determine if your fibula is fractured. You should see podiatric or orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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My left ankle has a big lump on it, from when I twisted my ankle, what should I do to decrease its size?

My left ankle has a big lump on it, from when I twisted my ankle, what should I do to decrease its size?

Ice and compression: Use ice to the area 2-3 times per day for 20-30 minutes and then use a compression wrap or stocking ...Read more

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I have lump above my inside left ankle after kicking exercise at the gym. How long will it take to disappear?

I have lump above my inside left ankle after kicking exercise at the gym. How long will it take to disappear?

If: It is a hematoma it should resolve in about 2 weeks. I suggest you see your dr. To make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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I sprang my ankle and it fine now I can even run and jump. But there's a lump in my ankle what does that mean?

Ankle lump: In which part of your ankle is the lump—front, back, outer, inner? Back part could be achilles tendon, which should be checked by doc in case it's partially torn. Outer part suggests u may have pulled the tip off the fibula. Exam by a doc could pin answer down better. ...Read more

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A lump above my left ankle has formed since I started working out on the eliptical. Is this a muscular problem?

A lump above my left ankle has formed since I started working out on the eliptical. Is this a muscular problem?

It may: Have nothing to do with your working out. It can be anything from a benign lesion le a ganglion, but lumps need to be examined and often biopsies for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more