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What causes a hard lump under the skin of calf muscle?

I just discovered a small (1/2 inch) hard lump beneath the skin of my left calf muscle. When I roll my finger over it, the skin moves but it doesn't move, and there is absolutely no pain. Can anyone give me any possibilities? If it requires a trip to my PCP that isn't a problem, just want to make sure this isn't a big deal first. Thank you very much.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
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it is best if you consult with a doctor, preferably a general surgeon, for medical and physical examination. based from your description, it could be a cyst (a sebaceous or a keratinous type). it could also be a fibroma or a lipoma. these lesions can occur anywhere in the body and have the tendency to recur. other tumor types, such as malignancy, much also be ruled-out. further diagnostics and management (medical and/or surgical) will be directed accordingly.

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