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Doctor insights on: What Does A Lump On Your Leg Mean

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If I'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean? There are no lumps just bruises

If I'm finding random bruises on my legs what does that mean? There are no lumps just bruises

Bruising: Age? Supplements/foods like garlic, fish oil, gingko? Blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin)? Nsaids like aspirin, motrin, advil, aleve, feldene, etc? Blood vessels become more fragile as we age & can break more easily, causing bruises. Supplements for memory, circulation, heart can thin blood, but not as much as coumadin (warfarin). Nsaids interfere with clot formation. Have fp do CBC for other causes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a tender lump under the skin on the bottom of my heel...Whats this mean?

I have a tender lump under the skin on the bottom of my heel...Whats this mean?

Lump on heel: It is unknown at this point. It can be many things from a wart to ipk to foreign body to bursa to a tumor of some other kind. Your local podiatrist can take care of this for you. ...Read more

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What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

Arch/Ankles Issues: Typically that is the pattern of a collapsing arch where the plantar fascia gets irritated giving heel and arch pain, the outside ankle gets pinched as the heel rolls outward, and the inside of the arch bulges inward giving the lump effect. Start with changes in biomechanics with custom made orthotics to change how you walk, then add anti-inflammatory measures of icing, and possibly pt. Dr blake. ...Read more

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Lump in top of my leg.

Lump in top of my leg.

What's your question: "lump in top of [my] leg" could be due to many things. If you're describing groin area where thigh joints pelvis, this might be a hernia or swollen lymph node (gland). Hematoma or bleeding could do this. Infection, too, even abscess, if red & painful. Severely broken bone but I think you'd have a pretty good idea of that. Hives? But those are temporary & itchy. Pain? Go see your family doc. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my leg and it won't go, what to do?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lump on my leg, should I be concerned?

See your doctor: A doctor would need to see the lump to determine what it is and if it is anything to worry about or not. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a painless lump on my leg what could it be?

Different options: The leg has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, tendons, vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have strange lumps on my legs, what is this?

I have strange lumps on my legs, what is this?

Not enough info: Provide more details. It is not possible to address your questions, . ...Read more

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Hey I have a red lump on my leg that's grown bigger recently?

Hey I have a red lump on my leg that's grown bigger recently?

Boil or mrsa: If tender and if white head/pus in it could be methacillin resistant staph. Aureous, get it lanced and cultured, try warm wet wash cloths for 5 minutes 4-6x/day to bring it to a head and pop open, good if pus released, may heal then on own, don't share any hygiene items can be contagious, might just be bug bite or local infection, if not going away in a wek or so see a dr. ...Read more

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Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Lumps and Bumps: Hi, sorry you are not feeling 100%. Bumps or lumps on people always cause alarm, but seldom are harmful. It is impossible to guess what it may be, I tell my patients to always have things like that examined, and if necessary sampled or biopsied. Many times it is fat cells, (lipoma) which is a benign, soft, lump under the skin. See your doctor soon for exam. Take care, and good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter has lump on leg don't know what to do this my first child?

My daughter has lump on leg don't know what to do this my first child?

Lump in leg: Have a doctor evaluate the lump and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Palpable lump in right lower back with pain radiating along back of leg

Unclear: Unclear based on the history if the two are related. Best to check with a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lump on my leg appeared suddenly and I'm now scared, what could it be?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my legs they can get painful at times and sometimes they fine what are they?

More info: Unfortunately, due to the paucity of the presented information and no picture provided, it's virtually impossible to suggest anything in your case as the range of possible causes is so vast that it's ungrateful to even start it. See your doc or get an image across to us if the platform allows. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

Cysts: It's probably a cyst which is a fluid filled sack or a lipoma which is a clump of fat. If it doesn't get irritated or larger it is probably nothing to worry about ...Read more

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