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Soft Lump On Ankle Diagnosis
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
I have a soft lump on ankle another lump on the same leg but about 4" above ankle bone. Both appeared within last month. No injury. Hurts sometimes?
? 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
Could be: Any one of a number things. But, it must be looked at by a doctor. It can be a benign lesion (non cancerous) like a ganglion, or possibly a malignant lesion. Most often, I will take a small 2mm-4mm punch biopsy for pathologic diagnosis. If there is fluid in the lump, this can be aspirated (remove fluid thru needle) and sent for analysis. Most benign lesions have a malignant twin so caution. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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