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Lump on calf, swelling in foot, pain in leg. What is going on?

I have a hard lump on the calf of my leg. It s the size of a quarter now. I have had it about 7 months and it nows has been painful to sit for any length of time. My foot now swells alot and sometimes have pain thru the bone on the lower part of my leg. I am a 47 year old male. My mother had breast cancer and most things she has had I end up getting. I thought this would go away, but didn t. Thank You Troy
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Any swelling of prolonged duration warrants evaluation.

An xray of the involved area is needed to know whether the swelling is arising from the bone. An MRI scan will show the extent of the lesion and any associated pathology.

An open biopsy is needed to know the histological diagnosis.

I suggest you to consult your treating doctor for a detailed evaluation and further management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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