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I recently noticed a hard lump in my right lower leg just above my ankle. The area above it is enlarged, but not painful. My leg just does not look quite right. My right ankle also seems to curve inward more than my left, however, just as with the lump, it's not painful.

What should I do? I don't want to go to my doctor if it is nothing to worry about, however, I get the feeling that it should be looked at. I am an 18 year old female, not overweight, and I'm active. I haven't had any injuries that could account for this lump, so, any ideas as to what it is?

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replied November 23rd, 2017
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Soft tissue tumors of the foot and ankle may appear as innocuous soft tissue masses which can cause pain and discomfort. They are primarily neoplasms of connective tissue that can develop in fibrous tissue, tendon, fat, muscle, and neurovascular tissue. Soft tissue tumors of the lower extremity are generally benign.

The most common soft tissue tumors, of the foot and ankle, appear to be cystic lesions, lipomas, fibromas, occasionally desmoid lesions, hemangioma, and rarely malignant lesions. MRI is useful in understanding the benign and malignant behavior and staging of musculoskeletal tumors.

You may consult your doctor who can examine the lesion and provide a proper opinion on further management.

I hope this helps.

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