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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?
Have it checked: Lumps can be benign like cyst, lipoma ir an infection or tumor. ...Read more
? 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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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
See a podiatrist: Get an evaluation and x-ray if needed for proper treatment. ...Read more
Painful lump a tendon, back of ankle for months now, do u know what it could be and how to make it heal?
In regards to the hard lump on the back of my. Ankle near my. Tendon it is rock hard and has been for a year and a half. Not soft or spongy?
Bone spur: You need to see a dr for evaluation. It seems that you have a bone spur but x-ray is needed. ...Read more
See physician: Hard to determine anything from your description. However, if this is persistent, see physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
I rolled my ankle really hard and there is a wide lump in the middle of my fibula. What can I do?
My left ankle has a big lump on it, from when I twisted my ankle, what should I do to decrease its size?
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
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
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