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Lump on the right calf muscle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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right calf muscleUser :   Have a hard smooth lump on side of right calf muscle about 4 or 5 cm in size. Not sore when touched but is causing some irritation + sensation in lower leg
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   When did you notice it?
User :   5 weeks ago
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms like weakness of the leg, any loss of sensation, etc?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   give me your age?
User :   48 fit non smoker or drinker
Doctor :   can you send a picture of it?
User :   its under the skin not protruding
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Any skin changes over it?
Doctor :   like color,
User :   no
Doctor :   texture,
User :   hard and smooth about the size of a brussel sprout
User :   egg shape
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   suppose sensation od light cramps
Doctor :   Have any noticed any change in size since 5 weeks ?
User :   no same
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When contract the calf muscle do you noytice
Doctor :   notice
Doctor :   any change in size?
User :   no same
Doctor :   Or does it become prominent?
User :   sticks out a little more
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any associated symptoms like fever, body ache, etc?
User :   no and eating as normal
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   leg ache in calf muscle
Doctor :   Since when?
User :   recently last week or so
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It is bone hard or stone hard?
User :   hard smooth but not stone hard = definately not soft
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When it sticks out, are you able to move it?
User :   no stays still
User :   like its on the calf muscle
Doctor :   I meant can you move it with your hands?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did you have any injury in the recent past?
User :   if i tense my calf muscle i cant move it with my hand
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   please tell me you thoughts
Doctor :   It looks like it is arising from the muscle.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Need to do few test
User :   yes inside of right calf muscle
Doctor :   to come to any conclusion.
User :   no thought s then
Doctor :   Only after the testing.
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