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I have a hard lump that is sore on the back of my ankle right next to my achilies tendon. What could it be? I've had it for about a year and a half and its causong discomfort
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Ganglion cyst?
Difficult to say what it could be without seeing, but it could be a ganglion cyst.
Thisis a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon. It looks like a spongy sac (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. A physical exam is often needed to diagnose a ganglion cyst. See your doctor for evaluation & treatment options.

In brief: Ganglion cyst?
Difficult to say what it could be without seeing, but it could be a ganglion cyst.
Thisis a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon. It looks like a spongy sac (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. A physical exam is often needed to diagnose a ganglion cyst. See your doctor for evaluation & treatment options.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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In brief: bursitis
This is a swelling that is an aggravation of the area due to irritation from a shoe possibly. If it is harder than that it could be something called a haglund's deformity.

In brief: bursitis
This is a swelling that is an aggravation of the area due to irritation from a shoe possibly. If it is harder than that it could be something called a haglund's deformity.
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry
In brief: Tendonosis
Could represent a degenerative tendon condition called tendonosis.
The tendon becomes enlarged and swollen. The tendon is weak in this area. May need an MRI to assess further.

In brief: Tendonosis
Could represent a degenerative tendon condition called tendonosis.
The tendon becomes enlarged and swollen. The tendon is weak in this area. May need an MRI to assess further.
Dr. Vern Chuba
Dr. Vern Chuba
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