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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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I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

I have a painful lump on my lower leg above my anke. No bruising, just a lump.?

Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst or a lipoma if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you should be seen. If it is a ganglion, it can be aspirated to both confirm the diagnosis and remove it. ...Read more

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First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

First noticed reasonably large, hard lump on lower leg after injury (gouge taken out of leg) 7 years later, it's still there. Could this be a problem?

Not necessarily: It's difficult to say based on the info you provided. As is the lump in the deep muscle, superficial skin or bone. If it's in the bone, it could be related to a bone callus. If its the deeper muscle, it could be myositis ossificans, which is a calcium deposit in the muscle after truama. Skin wise, that could be a hypertrophic amongst other things. Usually are only problems if create pain. ...Read more

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