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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 rather large lump on the outside of my ankle and very painful can't put any weight with out pain or shooting pain going through it ?

I have a rather large lump on the outside of my ankle and very painful can't put any weight with out pain or shooting pain going through it ?

Seek expert advice: Hi, there are many possibilities. Some that come to mind include hematoma (bleeding underneath the skin), infection, cyst formation, and other masses. You should seek the opinion of your primary care doctor or a foot and ankle specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my shin above my ankle. They are hard but not painful. In order for me to notice they were even there someone had to point them ou?

I have two lumps on my shin above my ankle. They are hard but not painful. In order for me to notice they were even there someone had to point them ou?

It is almost: impossible to diagnose over the internet when physical findings cannot be evaluated visually and with palpation. You need to make an appointment with a health care professional for evaluation. Make an appointment today. ...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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There's this non painful lump under my outer ankle. It looks like an extra bone but it's not very hard. What could it be?

There's this non painful lump under my outer ankle. It looks like an extra bone but it's not very hard. What could it be?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities such as a ganglion, a calcification in the adjacent tendon, an accessory bone that did not fuse among many other possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had heel pain for a few weeks. Now I noticed a small hard lump on my inner ankle. Somewhat painful, accompanied with slight swelling.

Had heel pain for a few weeks. Now I noticed a small hard lump on my inner ankle. Somewhat painful, accompanied with slight swelling.

Lump Science.: Although it is possible for the heel pain and lump presence to be related , it is more than likely not so probable. Lumps need to be defined and appreciated in a more definable manner. Size, color, temperature, mobility and speed of growth are just a few of the factors to consider with soft tissue masses, especially in the foot. With the help of a specialist a more definitive reason is possible. ...Read more

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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: 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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Painful hard lump/knot in left ankle pain level 8 pain moving upwards?

Get an exam...: If there is increasing pain anywhere in the body I definitely recommend getting examined for the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Get better soon! ...Read more

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I have a lump on both ankles below the outer ankle bone. My ankles have felt tight recently and can be painful when I get out of bed?

FATTY DEPOSITS. DJD: If the location is the same on both ankles, on the outside, it could be nothing more than fatty deposits. Does it feel firm, or more "squishy." Can you see your ankle bone? Do they look the same? Getting bigger? Morning stiffness about the ankles may be arthritis, although you are young. You should have your PCP take a look. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes. ?

I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes. ?

Unusual: I do not expect a mosquito bite to be painful and wonder if your bite was from another bug such as spider. If it is still painful, see your doctor to make sure that the area has not been infected. ...Read more

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I have a hard but kinda soft lump in my left ankle, its been there for months and is painful. I have had xrays in the ER and they say its fine not broke. Now the pain is going up my shin. What is wrong with this picture?

I have a hard but kinda soft lump in my left ankle, its been there for months and is painful. I have had xrays in the ER and they say its fine not broke. Now the pain is going up my shin. What is wrong with this picture?

Nothing to see here.: The picture is crystal clear. You need to have the ankle examined by a foot /ankle specialist. Then a decision can be reached as to your options. More than likely, if the darn thing hurts, then cut it out. ...Read more

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Housemate,55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful,hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Housemate,55, hit calf with bike pedal 4 days ago. Formed painful,hard lump, little bruising. Now ankle below is purple and puffy. Low income. Advise?

Dependent bruising.: When you injure the leg, the blood from the bruising can travel down the fascial plans and end up forming a bruise lower in the leg. A simple answer to this could be a support stocking or even an ace wrap. If he has pain in the calf or what feels like a hard chord in the calf he should be checked out for the possibility of a blood clot. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for an ankle joint effusion? Very painful, hard to exercise or walk. Thanks!

What treatment is available for an ankle joint effusion? Very painful, hard to exercise or walk. Thanks!

Effusion: You need to address what is causing the joint effusion first. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication can help. See your local doctor if it is not calming down. ...Read more

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