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What to do if I discovered out a mass in my leg I have had for twenty years is likely a sarcoma?

What to do if I discovered out a mass in my leg I have had for twenty years is likely a sarcoma?

No: Tumors of the leg are by definition arising from muscle or connective tissue. One can have a large fibroma, or lipoma. By definition, if there is a sarcoma and you leave it alone, it will grow on you. Malignant sarcomas become aggressive over a short period of time and tend to metastasize to lung. If a benign lesion changes growth pattern then biopsy is always indicated due to transformation. ...Read more

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There's a mass on my leg... Doctor said sometimes it's a sign of an autoimmune disease but not always, what's the name of this mass?

There's a mass on my leg... Doctor said sometimes it's a sign of an autoimmune disease but not always, what's the name of this mass?

I don't even want: To try to guess with this paucity of information. Best to ask the physician who examined you. Take care. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound down on a mass in my leg and it was found to have an echogenic ring with a hypoechoic center what is this? It is about the size of a pea and is tender to the touch.,

I had an ultrasound down on a mass in my leg and it was found to have an echogenic ring with a hypoechoic center what is this? It is about the size of a pea and is tender to the touch.,

An: An echogenic ring with a hypoechoic center may represent a cyst or abscess. If it is red and tender I would favor abscess (infection) and suggest that you see a surgeon. If it is around the knee or ankle and isn't red, it is more likely a synovial cyst. Synovial cyst would be less urgent, but may also warrant an orthopedic surgery evaluation. ...Read more

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Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Abdominal Veins/Mass: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves (reflux) of the saphenous system of veins. It would be most unlikely for an abdominal mass to cause varicose veins unless the mass is large enough to cause blockage of the deep system of veins on the same side as the varicose veins. An abdominal mass may cause deep vein system problems but not varicose veins. ...Read more

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Hi I have a broken foot and now a mass has been discovered on my thigh bone and a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

Hi I have a broken foot and now a mass has been discovered on my thigh bone and a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it. Is it likely to be a tumour?

BY DEFINITION: A MASS IS A TUMOR. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH THE WORD TUMOR SOUNDS VERY SCARY IT MAY WELL BE BENIGN.
IT IS GOOD IT WAS FOUND, THE LESION NOW LIKELY WILL BE BIOPSIED TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. SOMETIMES DOCTORS WILL ORDER AN MRI…GOOD LUCK.. ...Read more

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Lump in lower right back for about 5 yrs. 3 yrs increasingly severe femoral nerve pain. Now losing muscle mass in right leg, pain when squatting?

Lump in lower right back for about 5 yrs. 3 yrs increasingly severe femoral nerve pain. Now losing muscle mass in right leg, pain when squatting?

Needs consultation: Recommend a neurological visit, and consider both imaging and EMG study. If your femoral nerve is involved, you can lose muscle bulk and strength over your thigh, and this can potentially be reversed. Not knowing the character of the "lump", would suggest at least a surgical consult also. ...Read more

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I have a mass above my knee for about 3 weeks. This past week my thight feels tightenI am worried about soft tissue scaroma;?

I have a mass above my knee for about 3 weeks. This past week my thight feels tightenI am worried about soft tissue scaroma;?

No need to wait: See your doc ASAP. Fortunately, sarcoma is rare! May be hematoma or something else. Have it checked.
Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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I fought ostyomylites from 1999 to 2006 to day I had a cray done on that foot it looked like a mass around the ankle area and over the top part of the?

I fought ostyomylites from 1999 to 2006 to day I had a cray done on that foot it looked like a mass around the ankle area and over the top part of the?

See infectious disea: If its been that long I would get to infection disease doctor asap! . Osteomyelitis is extremely serious and should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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Why is a mass growing over my ankle it looking like a balloon and the top part of my foot looking like a would mass of bone causing so much pain?

Why is a mass growing over my ankle it looking like a balloon and the top part of my foot looking like a would mass of bone causing so much pain?

Get it checked: Is mass hard or soft? How quickly did it develope? These answers can help with diagnosis but see your specialist and get mri. ...Read more

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What does it take for a doctor to admit a patient with a mass on the calf?

What does it take for a doctor to admit a patient with a mass on the calf?

Your question is a: Little vague but I will provide some thoughts. A mass is some sort of accumulation of tissue. It could be infectious, a growth of new tissue/tumor (benign or cancerous), etc. I would think the only reason a person would be admitted to the hospital would be if the mass appeared to be seriously infected and IV antibiotics or a surgical procedure (incision with drainage) were required. Hope helpful:) ...Read more

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I didn't hurt my knee a mass appeared and is growing fast now I have one in my armpit?

Could be: Enlarging lymph nodes. You should see your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I found a hard lump or mass in my inner thigh about 3 inches above my knee. It is tender but not painful to the touch. What could it be?

I found a hard lump or mass in my inner thigh about 3 inches above my knee. It is tender but not painful to the touch. What could it be?

Multiple: Many possibilities including both benign and more serious problems. List includes, but not limited to cysts, muscle herniation, benign & cancerous soft tissue tumors, benign & cancerous bone tumors. Please have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Found small lump below inside of ankle. Painful to walk and hurts during rest. Doc ordered MRI to rule out tpd or mass. Could I end up in a cast?

Found small lump below inside of ankle. Painful to walk and hurts during rest. Doc ordered MRI to rule out tpd or mass. Could I end up in a cast?

Depends on results: Depends on the results of mri. With tibialis posterior dysfunction, immobilization may not be enough, surgery may be necessary and then casting. Plus there will be a need to address the flat footed ness. If a mass consistent with a ganglion, have it drained as an in office service. Ask if they can remove it, as an in office service if not successful. If other mass, have removed. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic procedures for an immovable mass in the leg?

What is the diagnostic procedures for an immovable mass in the leg?

MRI/surgery: The mass must be imaged and then excised surgically, especially if fixed to the underlying tissues. ...Read more

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I have immovable mass in my leg and not painful. What is it? Could it become dangerous later? Should I do something?

I have immovable mass in my leg and not painful. What is it? Could it become dangerous later? Should I do something?

No way to know: BUT if it is relatively new or changing in size you really need to see a physician soon. Some cancers present this way. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years. But now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. In size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

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Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

Rough white growth on leg. It's a growth that looks like a lumpy mass of dead skin cells. Not itchy, but when I scrape off it bleeds and grows back?

Need to see DERM: Lesions that bleed and grow back not looking like healthy pink skin are a concern. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist skin doctor for bx and rx. ...Read more

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Lose of mass in leg with pain and sweelling in knee area why?

See orthopedics: Because of your past history of giant cell tumor it is important to find out why the knee is swollen. It is normal for muscles around a joint to become weak and lose mass if the joint is painful or has loss of function. You should see an orthopedics surgeon soon. ...Read more

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What should I do if I'm trying to build leg muscle mass?

What should I do if I'm trying to build leg muscle mass?

Exercise the muscle: Muscle will respond with enlargement when exercised properly. You didn't say above or below the knee, but try squats, walking against resistance, and movement with resistance. Don't forget to stretch. ...Read more

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What is a hypoechoic mass on the back-side of the leg behind the knee mean?

What is a hypoechoic mass on the back-side of the leg behind the knee mean?

Cyst: A Baker's cyst is a common finding in cases with a mass behind the knee and could be described as mentioned above. These are benign and are usually referred to an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass along the inside of my leg. I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a possible abscess, didn't work. I'm lost.?

I have a hard mass along the inside of my leg. I've been on omnicef (cefdinir) for a possible abscess, didn't work. I'm lost.?

NEEDS I&D of abcess: A 'painful mass' is a sign of an abcess and the best treatment is 'incision & drainage' (I&D) of the infected material. Please get seen for this procedure. Antibiotics usually can not cure a large abcess, sorry. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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I have a red mass on my leg. It is reddish color, very hard, feels hot and it hurts. Has been there for 6 months or so. What is it, treatment?

I have a red mass on my leg. It is reddish color, very hard, feels hot and it hurts. Has been there for 6 months or so. What is it, treatment?

Painfull lesion leg: Well what is the location and size of the mass? It's really important to see your Dr and get a proper referral. ...Read more