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What Does A Lump On Your Leg Mean
What does a sudden two lumps on the calf leg with a bruise marking mean? The bruise hurt the lumps don't.
Any trauma?: Need more info to be able to make any suggestions. Best to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
What to do if I have had a mass in my leg for twenty years. It has grown but I never had it scanned?
CT san and biosy:
Scanning is necessary.
Biopsy follows for a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a medium sized lump, a bit bigger than a marble, and it's on my leg, and it kind of moves around, but it doesn't hurt at all.
I have a small lump well it feels like a knot on my leg n it's been there for a few weeks now it's not painful at all what could it be?
Could be benign: The discription appears consistent with a cyst or lipoma. Have it examined. ...Read more
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
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
Lump in leg: Have a doctor evaluate the lump and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Unclear: Unclear based on the history if the two are related. Best to check with a doctor. ...Read more
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
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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