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What would be the cause of a reoccurring warm sensation in my calf. Sometimes it's is also just a feeling there. Not lumps, bruises, my leg looks norm?

What would be the cause of a reoccurring warm sensation in my calf. Sometimes it's is also just a feeling there. Not lumps, bruises, my leg looks norm?

What you describe: May be what we call a "dysaesthesia". This is a sensation we perceive that doesn't have any obvious cause. Pain from an injury is NOT a dysaesthesia b/c there's an obvious cause. Dyasethesias are often caused by inflammation, pressure or overreaction of the nerves that send impulses from a specific part of the body to the brain. Determining a specific diagnosis or cause requires a medical eval. ...Read more

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Felt 2 lumps on my tibia 1 below other. No pain at 1st, now 1 is painful-sore, and both have grown. Never bumped leg/no bruises. Causes/concerns pls?

Felt 2 lumps on my tibia 1 below other. No pain at 1st, now 1 is painful-sore, and both have grown. Never bumped leg/no bruises. Causes/concerns pls?

Bumps on tibia: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without examination and X-rays. From simple osteoma to periateritis nodosa is a long list of differential diagnosis. Get examined by your physician ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause vein like lumps when swollen? It seems to get smaller with the swelling as I elevate my scrotum and legs. Lump at bottom-front&back

Can orchitis cause vein like lumps when swollen? It seems to get smaller with the swelling as I elevate my scrotum and legs. Lump at bottom-front&back

Varicocele: Orchitis will give you sever pain in the testis just like when you have infection somewhere else such as on your face or ear lobe. This sounds more like varicocele. Varicocele is like varicocele is like varicose veins in the legs. It is a bunch of dilated veins around the scrotum. It is usually painless and when you lie down, or elevate the scrotum or you body the veins empty and it gets smaller ...Read more

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I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?

Be seen: The lumps sounds like sebaceous cysts or fatty tumors, while the spasms could be many things. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please help! Pain on my left leg and also a lump of something. Could you explain the cause of this?

Please help! Pain on my left leg and also a lump of something. Could you explain the cause of this?

Can U Be specific?: Where in the leg is the lump? Leg is between the knee and ankle joints. It could be anything, arising from skin, fat, muscle or the bone. If its near a joint then it could be from joint tissues. If there is any injury to it, then it could be a collection of blood or fluid, which will improve over 2 weeks time, otherwise you need to see a doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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I have a lump right above my leg crease in the hip area (not sure what that area is called exactly)it's been there 6 months and causes pain?

I have a lump right above my leg crease in the hip area (not sure what that area is called exactly)it's been there 6 months and causes pain?

New lump? Get seen!: It is hard to say what this could be by the limited description possible in the short questions allowed here. However, any mass that is new and does not go away in 4-6 weeks, needs to be evaluated to make sure it is nothing serious. How serious is impossible to say, but since it is causing pain and is new, you need to be examined in person soon! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a lump/bump on the lower side on my leg on both legs. What may this be and what may be the cause?

I have a lump/bump on the lower side on my leg on both legs. What may this be and what may be the cause?

Lumps: If the lumps are quite similar in character, size and are on the same location on each leg, they probably are benign and nonpathological. However a physician would have to examine the lumps in order to make a diagnosis. A nonsymetrical Lump in the lower leg may be a varicose vein, inclusion cyst or even small herniation of tissue through a muscle. ...Read more

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Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that I believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that I believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?

No Need for ER visit: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?

I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?

Periosteal hematoma: If you had some local blunt trauma to your shin, the periosteal coating that surrounds the bone ("hot dog casing") is injured. As it is very vascular, it will bleed and can bulge and create a lump or hematoma. If it does not subside over the course of days to weeks, you should be evaluated ...Read more

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Got a small lump on my tibia two weeks ago. It moves with the skin, not attached to the bone. Causes other pain in my leg, as high as my glute.

Got a small lump on my tibia two weeks ago. It moves with the skin, not attached to the bone. Causes other pain in my leg, as high as my glute.

How small?: If not attached to bone, this my be a skin cyst or small skin growth called dermatofibroma. It would be unusual for a small growth on the tibia, to cause pain going up to your glut in your buttocks. IS it red or warm? Any pain that persists deserves to be examined by a docctor. ...Read more

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hot baths have caused stiffness in one calf! Same leg below knee is a 1"X3"soft lump. No pain. Was runner-have stopped months ago. I found 60 days ago?

Orthopaedics consult: 33 year old woman with calf stiffness and an ipsilateral painless soft tissue mass. As you can imagine, the best course of action is an in person physical exam, in this case with an orthopaedic surgeon who can best evaluate your stiffness and decide on imaging and or a biopsy if necessary to give a definitive pathological diagnosis of your soft tissue mass. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 yr old male with right testical lump and pain it harts when I lean agaist my right leg what could be the cause that it harts I do a lot of lifting at my job

There: There are five reasons for a painful testicular mass that are very concerning: - testicular torsion: when the testicle twists on itself and cuts off its blood supply, - testicular cancer - epidiymitis: inflammation of the epididymus often caused by infection - strangulated inguinal hernia - acute orchitis: infection of the testes other less concerning reasons for a testicular mass include hydrocele, varicocele, and spermatocele, but these tend to not be painful. Bottom line: you should call your doctor and be seen as soon as possible. If you are having severe pain, fever, and/or vomiting, you should go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend: You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain. Causes?

Hit lower leg at gym, got big lump that lasted months. Lump is now small and flat, got new lump 3 inches from 1st one, no impact. Muscle pain. Causes?

Many causes: Lump after injury can be hematoma which generally resolves or it can be subperiosteal hematoma generally over the shin which can calcify and become hard One can have damage of the Fascia of the muscle and muscle herniation which will be a soft lump most likely that muscle herniation is the reason for the lump below the previous one Get it checked by your doctor to be sure Good luck ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right leg at the side just above my knee. It causes me some disconfort when I have been on my feet for a few hours (im a waitress)?

I have a lump on my right leg at the side just above my knee. It causes me some disconfort when I have been on my feet for a few hours (im a waitress)?

Not urgent: There are many causes for knee pain. I suspect this may be a bursitis if it's tender, or joint swelling if not. I would try some physical therapy for now, unless you have a history of cancer (personal or family) or experience other symptoms like chills, fevers, etc. If concerned would see a family doc for quick screen, or physiatrist or orthopedic doc for definitive answer ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Had a mammogram for breast lump, have to see breast oncologist, No diagnosis and have red pinpoint dots on legs. What would cause this?

Had a mammogram for breast lump, have to see breast oncologist, No diagnosis and have red pinpoint dots on legs. What would cause this?

Need exam: Even w a normal mammogram, a palpable mass needs to be evaluated. You will need a physical exam and ultrasound. Mammograms are less reliable in younger women. ...Read more

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