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What could a slight bulge 6 inches above my right outside ankle be? No pain, feels like a water pocket. Not right under my skin.

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In brief: Cyst

Can be a cyst which is a fluid filled mass.
Location plays an important part in the diagnosis. If necessary, the mass can be aspirated and the fluid sent for microscopic exam.

In brief: Cyst

Can be a cyst which is a fluid filled mass.
Location plays an important part in the diagnosis. If necessary, the mass can be aspirated and the fluid sent for microscopic exam.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Normal anatomy

It is a perforation through the fascia of the lower leg through which passes the superficial peroneal nerve.
In some folks this perforation can be slightly larger than others, allowing a slight bulge of tissue, mostly fatty tissue, to extend outward. Unless painful, no worries.

In brief: Normal anatomy

It is a perforation through the fascia of the lower leg through which passes the superficial peroneal nerve.
In some folks this perforation can be slightly larger than others, allowing a slight bulge of tissue, mostly fatty tissue, to extend outward. Unless painful, no worries.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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In brief: Evaluation

This should be evaluated by a specialist, through possible imaging such as x-ray or MRI depending on the nature of the findings.

In brief: Evaluation

This should be evaluated by a specialist, through possible imaging such as x-ray or MRI depending on the nature of the findings.
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