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What should I do for this lump on my leg which is painful ?

Hi, I have a lump that I have just noticed on my leg. It is between my ankle and knee . It is not painful to touch. It is the size of a golfball. It is on the side of my leg. Should I be worried? I haven t had any injuries to the area.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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painless swelling in the leg without any other symptoms is most commonly lipoma or sebaceous cyst. consult the surgeon & get it operated after proper testing .
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Answered: Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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If you can pinch your skin above the lump then its a lipoma & if not then a sebaceous cyst.
Both these conditions are benign and have no serious side effects .Both can be removed by surgery.You can either consult a dermatologist or a surgeon for treatment.

Answered: Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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