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Painless movable lump on shin, swelling. Medical attention required?

Yesterday I noticed a small-ish, painless lump on my shin in the mid-afternoon. By the time I got to work and had been on my feet for a few hours, the lump had grown considerably, to the point of it looking like a horn was about to come out of my shin, but still painless, no bruise , no previous injury, hard when touching it straight on, but slightly soft and moveable when pushing it up and down my shin. 5 hours later, it returned to the same size it was in the afternoon. Today, it s been about the same, but still very much there. Should I get it checked now or wait it out? Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description , swelling seems to be intramuscular in origin so that it got prominent after giving strain to leg muscles.

Without an opportunity to examine you physically, I am unable to provide the specific treatment. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination of swelling and treatment according to that.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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