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What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

What is the cause of a large hard lump in my calf muscle?

Injury or growth: This could be the result of injury or a tear to the muscle, muscle spasming (ie: charlie horse), a benign growth or tumor, or a much more serious problem such as a sarcoma (malignant cancer of the muscle). You need to see a doctor to check this out. ...Read more

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What causes your calf to get hard lump? It hurts for a bit then goes away very painfull. Quick way to ease pain is what?

What causes your calf to get hard lump? It hurts for a bit then goes away very painfull. Quick way to ease pain is what?

Muscle cramp: It sounds like a muscle cramp best treatment is to avoid dehydration or electrolyte imbalance once it stars , stretching is the best way to relieve it. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my calf which is really only visible when I tense the muscle hard?

I have a lump on my calf which is really only visible when I tense the muscle hard?

Hernia or varicosity: Evaluate for muscle hernia, varicosity, soft-tissue tumor, infection. The fact that the mass shows with muscle tension places it between the muscle and overlying soft tissue - makes hernia or varicose vein most likely. ...Read more

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Hard lump on calf near the muscle after falling from a bike. Calf is also swelling a little. What is the lump? Should i get a x-ray?

Hard lump on calf near the muscle after falling from a bike. Calf is also swelling a little. What is the lump? Should i get a x-ray?

Hard to say: Difficult to say without an exam. Could be a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin) or this could be a muscle/tendon tear. Fracture is possible but less likely. If you're having a lot of pain or difficulty walking i would see a doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a relatively hard lump on the inside of my right leg on the calf muscle. What could it be?

I have a relatively hard lump on the inside of my right leg on the calf muscle. What could it be?

Hard lump: Limited information makes this question difficult. If lump is small and near surface it could be phlebolith which is hardened or calcified vein. If deeper in muscle could be cyst or muscle mass. If you have history of injury then it could be an area of localized muscle spasm or tearing. If this persists you should seek a full examination. ...Read more

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Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Get examined: Most "lumps" a person finds are benign should be evaluated by a doc at least for piece of mind. Special tests like an MRI or ultimately a biopsy may be in order. They should at least be sized and have a follow exam as well. ...Read more