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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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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

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

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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