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I was sent in for doppler ultrasound to look for a clot because my feet had swollen up so badly. They found a mass just above my knee on the back of the left thigh and suggested I see someone with a regular ultrasound and I did. They found a mass also in the general area but a different one. I was sent in for an MRI. I have not received the results yet. I can feel a lump and it it painful to the touch. Any suggestions?

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replied January 12th, 2009
Cancers Answer A5312
Current medical status: My current medical condition is that I am recovering from a right hip replacement. I have been having trouble with my ankles where they fell like they are popping in and out the joint. My right knee hurts quite a bit.
Current medical treatment: 2CDA, rituxan

It is difficult to answer your question without the MRI results, unfortunately. Did the Doppler ultrasound rule-out blood clots in the veins of your leg? Is your hairy cell leukemia in remission?

Please return to this forum after you have received your MRI results, and we can further discuss this left thigh mass.


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