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Hard growth under ankle bone

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I noticed a hard (bone like) growth under my right lateral ankle bone a few months ago. I am now experiencing pain that comes and goes continuously throughout the day. The pain lasts only a few seconds. It is not related to activity. The hard growth is not tender to touch. I have no recall of injury to this ankle. What would you suggest?


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replied March 25th, 2010
Bone Cancer Answer A10939
It is not possible to provide a specific diagnosis over the internet. However, this lesion may represent an overgrowth of bone, known as an osteoma.

Because I cannot examine you (obviously), you will have to see an orthopedic surgeon, and you will likely require x-rays of this area, in order to rule-out potentially more serious abnormalities.


Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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