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HI What Do You Think This Bulge On My Calf

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Posted on Wed, 19 Aug 2020
Question: HI What do you think this bulge on my calf is? It reacts and feels like a muscle but I didn't have it before and my other leg doesn't have one.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
localised and slow-growing swelling is usually benign

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

if you have noticed this swelling on your calf is localised and is slow-growing it is usually benign and may not be anything dangerous.

It would be helpful to get an ultrasound scan of the swelling to find out what kind of tissue it is as it would likely be a collection of fat or it could be a collection of local muscle growth are another tissue.

If you have gross and generalised swelling of the calf that could be a sign of clot in your calf veins but this is highly unlikely as you have noted a localised swelling.

I hope you would be able to shed more light as well in terms of any pain over the swelling, any ringing or numbness of the leg or foot, any recent trauma to the leg.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Aashish Raghu
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HI What Do You Think This Bulge On My Calf

Brief Answer: localised and slow-growing swelling is usually benign Detailed Answer: Hi there Thanks for the query if you have noticed this swelling on your calf is localised and is slow-growing it is usually benign and may not be anything dangerous. It would be helpful to get an ultrasound scan of the swelling to find out what kind of tissue it is as it would likely be a collection of fat or it could be a collection of local muscle growth are another tissue. If you have gross and generalised swelling of the calf that could be a sign of clot in your calf veins but this is highly unlikely as you have noted a localised swelling. I hope you would be able to shed more light as well in terms of any pain over the swelling, any ringing or numbness of the leg or foot, any recent trauma to the leg. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Aashish Raghu