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Is a lump near the left calf indicative of a blood clot?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Question: I discover a small lump on the inside of my left calf and it is tender around it. I am worried about a blood clot. I also have a cough for no known reason
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Localised inflammation issue likely.

Detailed Answer:

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

* Seems soft tissue lesion as inflammation or other .
Cough can be of viral infection related .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Lump - consistency , movement in relation with underlying structures .
2. Any visible changes over skin as warmth , redness .
3. Cramps in calf apart from the lump area .
4. Systemic illness of diabetes or others .

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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Is a lump near the left calf indicative of a blood clot?

Brief Answer: Localised inflammation issue likely. Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. * Seems soft tissue lesion as inflammation or other . Cough can be of viral infection related . Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. Lump - consistency , movement in relation with underlying structures . 2. Any visible changes over skin as warmth , redness . 3. Cramps in calf apart from the lump area . 4. Systemic illness of diabetes or others . Hope I have answered your query. Take care Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon