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13503998 tn?1430276782

Unexplainable, painless lump on ankle.

Hello. On my left ankle, around a year ago, maybe a year and a half, i got a small, movable, painless lump about the size of a pea on my left ankle. over time, it had grown, it is now about 1" by 1.2", still i feel no pain, although now i can actually feel it, and it has come to my attention that it bleeds when i attempt to buff it down. I have purchased various compoundW  products but i would like to have a more thorough understanding of this lump before taking any further actions.. Should I make a trip to the hospital or just freeze it off? (I've a history of cancer in my family, and absolutely no trauma to my ankle in the last two years. )
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144586 tn?1284666164
It is impossible to make a diagnosis on a chat board, however it sounds like a lipoma, which is benign. Bleeding is not typical, but happens with some of them. I would NOT freeze it off. The drill is to have it removed by a doctor. There are several protocols you can look up. Often they grow back.
1696489 tn?1370821974
If I were you, I would definitely have a doctor look at it, to determine if it is benign or malignant.  Since you know you have a family history of cancer, ANY odd lump you find should be examined by a doctor as soon as possible.
134578 tn?1614729226
COMMUNITY LEADER
My sis just had a small, hard lump removed from her lower leg, and yes it was cancer.  See your doc.
13503998 tn?1430276782
Im only eighteen. My research tells me that lipoma is mostly found in middle aged people. Also it doesnt look a thing like that.
134578 tn?1614729226
COMMUNITY LEADER
My sister's wasn't lipoma.  Worth knowing for sure.
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