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HI- I Just Noticed This Strange Bump On My Right

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Posted on Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Question: HI- I just noticed this strange bump on my right calf when I flex the calf muscle - it feels like it might be made of muscle - there isn't one on my left calf. It is about 5cm long 2.5 cm across and sticks up about 1.5 cm. I do a lot of biking - don't know if that is involved. There is no pain.
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
May be fatty tumor

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Going by the description it may a lipoma, a fatty tumor located above the muscle. It is benign and needs no treatment.

However, to establish the diagnosis you should get it physically examined by a physician. if he feels that it is inside the muscle then further investigations like MRI will be required.

Hope this helps.
Regards

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HI- I Just Noticed This Strange Bump On My Right

Brief Answer: May be fatty tumor Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. Going by the description it may a lipoma, a fatty tumor located above the muscle. It is benign and needs no treatment. However, to establish the diagnosis you should get it physically examined by a physician. if he feels that it is inside the muscle then further investigations like MRI will be required. Hope this helps. Regards