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Soft Lump On Ankle Symptoms
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
Have cellulitis...On IV meds for 4 days. Symptoms improving but have hard painful lump on leg in centre of affected area...Should I get checked again?
I have a skin coloured hard lump on my lower leg. It hurts a bit on touching. It is about 12mm*6mm in size. No other symptoms. What could it be?
Two lumps, one on each leg near the left lower back calf. They appeared quickly and hurt If I press against them. Slightly red. No other symptoms.
Many possibilities: Best to see your doctor for evaluation and then treatment options ...Read more
Can you get sarcomas in the shin area of leg? If so what are the symptoms? I have a non painful lump that won't go away. But it's not getting bigger
Yes, but rare: Your concern will likely only be alleviated after you've seen a physician, had an x-ray and been given answers as to the cause of this lump. Even without seeing you, I would say that a sarcoma would be an extremely unlikely cause of this lump. Nodular areas in the shin are quite common and sometimes develop after minor trauma to the area. These can take months to resolve. It's time to see a doc! ...Read more
I have a hard slightly movable lump where my leg meets my groin, it's tender but doesn't feel like a ingrown hair. Should I worry? No other symtpoms.
Lump: You might have a lymph node in your groin area. If becomes painful or enlarges you should consult your doctor ...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