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Swelling above the ankle bone. Discomfort on pressing. Have arthritis. Need medical attention?

Hi, on the inside of my right leg just above the ankle bone I ve noticed swelling with a single red dot in the middle. This has been there for at least 6 months. It doesn t cause me any pain but when I press on the area there is discomfort. I do have arthritis in my right knee . Should I make appointment with my doctor?
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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hi dear dandsfynn,
welcome to hcm.
Kindly mention ur age, sex, location as this would help me in clinching the diagnosis.
Kindly mention if it is increasing in its size since then and Please mention what medications you are taking for the arthritis so that we can know if this issue is as a side effect of them.
Please do not pinch it squeeze it. If it starts itching or paining, kindly consult a physician for further follow up and expert opinion to rule out anything serious.
take care.
thank you:-)
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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