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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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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

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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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Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Indentation Painless: Noticing an indentation in your leg that was not here before should be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist. They will see if it has any serious signs and also test the muscles tendons nearby. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?

Tendinitis/Myositis: You likely sustained a sprain or partial rupture of the Achilles' tendon with persistent symptoms if it was not medically approached with RICE. The gastrocnemius muscle is the only calf muscle that originates above the knee and the tenderness and nodularity characterize myofascial pain. A Velcro knee sleeve, ice and elevation, foam roller or foot massage, gel insoles and topical NSAID creams help! ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

See doc: A hard lump should be evaluated by a doc especially if it hurts and is associated with nerve symptoms. An MRI may be necessary and a biopsy if it is not evident as to what it is. ...Read more

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I have a grape size hard (ish) lump at the top of my calf muscle, just below the knee. It hurts to walk on, and clicks when I go upstairs. DVT?

I have a grape size hard (ish) lump at the top of my calf muscle, just below the knee. It hurts to walk on, and clicks when I go upstairs. DVT?

No: It is not DVT. If the lump is fresh means you noticed it for last few days then you need to check it out. If it was there for long time it could be a fat lump which is not dangerous yet still may need to come out if it is painful. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of my right calf muscle that is causing alot of pain. What is this?

I have a lump on the side of my right calf muscle that is causing alot of pain. What is this?

Few things: You'd need to get it looked at to be sure. A few things come to mind
1. Torn muscle
2. Hematoma (blood collection or bruise)
3. A superficial phlebitis (local inflamed clotted vein)
4. Local infection ...Read more

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I think I have pulled my calf muscle. My calf muscle has been feeling like it is pulling and hurts a little bit. I also have a lump on the inside of m?

I think I have pulled my calf muscle. My calf muscle has been feeling like it is pulling and hurts a little bit. I also have a lump on the inside of m?

Calf discomfort: A strain or muscle cramp in a calf muscle can cause ongoing calf discomfort. Rarely bleeding into the calf can occur. A ruptured Baker's cyst behind the knee can also cause pain, swelling and tenderness in the calf. A blood clot or phlebitis is a serious cause of calf discomfort and swelling. It's best to be examined by a physician to check for any of these causes of calf pain, tenderness or swell ...Read more

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Firmish lump on right calf muscle when flexed. Can move it around and it goes away when flexation ceases.

Firmish lump on right calf muscle when flexed. Can move it around and it goes away when flexation ceases.

See doctor: A lump should at least be given the once over by an md. Most lumps are benign (nonmalignant). But occasionally someone wins the lottery and it represents a more serious problem. Often an MRI will be ordered or at least have it followed by periodic examinations. ...Read more

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I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, I've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?

I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, I've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?

Bakers cyst: This is most likely a baker's cyst. This is a pouch of joint fluid collecting behind the knee. It can occur with most types of arthritis and with repetitive squatting. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. There are other more dangerous causes of a lump in this area. You should see your doctor to get a definite diagnosis. If you have calf pain and leg swelling go directly to the er. ...Read more

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I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?

I have some small lumps in back of calf muscle in the middle that feel hot and are sore to the touch by end of day muscle feels tight?

See MD: Please see an MD to rule out blood clots, deep and superficial. Could also be a varicose vein as these can hurt end of day and feel hot etc. ...Read more

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Lump above ankle where calf muscle begins been there a year. Soft and painless. Doctor said it was just hypertrophy of muscle? Could it be cancer?

Lump above ankle where calf muscle begins been there a year. Soft and painless. Doctor said it was just hypertrophy of muscle? Could it be cancer?

Watch, monitor it: You should look for any increase in its size. Unless it grows in size, it is not cancer. So measure its size carefully once every month and you will know in 6-12 months if it growing and needs further testing with x-rays and scans. ...Read more

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I have suddenly taken severe cramp back of thigh, calf and heel on outer part. I also have a lump on my calf muscle inner leg, had pain for an hour?

Pain with lump: Go to your md now Sudden onset of severe pain and lump could be a cllot in your leg and needs immediately to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What r symps of pulled calf muscle? Can it cause painful twitches? Normal? Other symp bump along lateral side of lower leg when I stand, like hernia

What r symps of pulled calf muscle? Can it cause painful twitches? Normal? Other symp bump along lateral side of lower leg when I stand, like hernia

Strain: A strained muscle causes soreness and pain on use and takes a week or so to heal. Occasionally bumps in the lateral calf area are due to small herniations of fat tissue through the muscle. Varicose veins are another possibility. A physician would have to examine you to be sure. Muscle twitches are not commonly due to sprains and can occur spontaneously. Muscle cramps are commonly due to tight musc ...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?

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