Causes Of Lumps In The Leg Bones?
doctor, want to ask. I have a lump in my left leg bone. sometimes it hurts when my body drops. sometimes it doesn’t hurt when my body condition is fit. why is that? I also got a lump beside the right ankle. not hurt. like a soft lump if held. Is the lump a tumor? thank you
Hello Rachma, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
In general, something in the form of a lump can be said to be a tumor and can occur in various parts of the body. But you do not need to worry because the tumor itself is still differentiated into benign and malignant tumors that are often known as malignancy or cancer.
Lumps in the legs (both those that occur in the bones and one ankle) can refer to several possibilities including:
1. Lipoma, a lump in the form of fat tissue deposits usually without pain
2. Ganglion cysts, usually occur in the joints
3. Abscess, accompanied by redness on the lump da feels hot and pain due to infection.
4. Callus or callus, due to chronic friction in the skin of the foot.
5. Sweat gland tumors.
To distinguish the above possibilities and related complaints of lumps that sometimes hurt but sometimes do not, it is necessary to do a direct examination by a doctor of the lumps to determine the size, consistency, surface, mobility, presence / absence of pain, and so on. Some additional examinations such as blood tests, plain photographs of feet, CT scans, or biopsies can be done to support clinical symptoms and physical examination carried out by a doctor so that the cause of your complaint can be known more precisely.
At present some things you can do are limit your leg movements to prevent pain and trauma, avoid squeezing bumps or piercing with sharp things like needles, keep your body clean especially the bumps, and observe the tissue around the lump for changes or changes not usual.
So the answers from me hopefully help.