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visible quarter sized lump in calf?

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On my lower left calf I noticed a very small lump.. It was so small that you had to push and move your finger around the little lump (smaller than a dime) in order to feel it. I told my mom about it and she told me to keep an eye on it. Well I forgot and this evening I felt my leg and there's now a huge lump that you can now see visually.. It doesn't really hurt.. If you were to push on it very hard it may, however I would rather not hahaha! I tried using a symptom checker and the explanations it gave didn't compare to what I have. I do not currently have insurance so going to the doctor right away for something that may be minor is my last option.. It's now about the size of a quarter and as I said its a visual lump.. No difference in color.. Not red or even pink.. I just need to get any ideas as to what it could be! Thanks!

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replied March 14th, 2012
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Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the lump on the lower calf which occasionally causes paain. This kind of bump can be a swollen lymph node, a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

I suggest you to get this lump examined from a physician and if needed get a fine needle aspiration cytology done to confirm the diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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