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Found pea size lump on lower leg, very hard and painful when apply pressure. Swelling in leg due to tight socks. Is it a cyst?

I am a 45yr old male still doing cycling and weights weekly. Yesterday I found a pea size lump on the inner side of my right lower leg (just above the sock line) it is very hard and is mildly painful when applying pressure from fingers. I have been flying short journeys only once a month and take 75mg of aspirin daily (I had a myocardial infarction in 97 and another in 2003, with no issues since then) I have notice this last year that ordinary length socks become very tight and my lower legs swell from this and have since changed to socks that sit above the calf . My research shows it is likely to be a cyst . your input would be greatly accepted.
Asked On : Wed, 16 May 2012
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Hi welcome to HCMForum. After myocardial infarction how much ever you are conscious there will be load on the heart causing swollen feet called oedema.
it needs additional treatment. pea size swelling is some thing else cyst or be diagised by a surgeon. i advise you to consult a surgeon for treatment.
minimise standing time and exertion. i advise you to controle salt to .25 of your consumption. prefer raw vegetables sprouts fruits and juices. dont worry
you will be fine.
Answered: Wed, 16 May 2012
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