This question was answered on Sat 27, Mar 2010 09:20pm by Dr. Srivastava

bubble on leg

Asked by jdman321 (Male; 21; UNITED STATES ) on Fri 26, Mar 2010 06:16pm

Hi, I have this small bubble roughly the size of a penny that seems to push out of my leg when I put pressure on that leg. It's near the front of my leg, a little to the right and in the middle between my ankle and my knee. There is no discoloring, pain, or discomfort. It is however visible.

Actions: | Forward |



Security code
Enter the text as shown above

E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr. Srivastava  on Sat 27, Mar 2010 09:20pm:

Hi, Usually an asymptomatic lump on leg could be a fat accumulation at the site, normally called as lipoma. Although it hardly changes its shape or grow, it will be best to get this evaluated with the help of a skin specialist to understand any possibility of infection or other reasons. Hope this helps.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.

Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  


Comment by B on Sat 24, Jul 2010 04:43am:
It's not fat and it's not an infection. I think this person has the same thing I do. When the foot is extended in certain ways what seems to be a herniated blood vessel pops out from the muscle. The tibialis can be actively manipulated to make the lump recede, and if palpated (I'm not a med. pro., that's just the best word for this) one can feel a depression beneath the lump. I'm a runner and have had this in both legs, though one predominantly it seems, for over 10 years.

Comment by Robert Kenny on Sat 25, Sep 2010 05:57am:
I had some serious shin splints back in college and the aftermath was the same thing. For the last 12 years, I have these bubbles that pop out on my shin. After exercise they hurt more, and I cannot rollerblade at all as it hurts too much. Sometimes snowboarding they hurt as well. If you move your foot around, they can tuck in Or, if you move your foot and kind of squat they really pop out. Had a doc look at them years ago and said I needed to deal with it.

Comment by David on Thu 14, Jul 2011 01:41pm:
So glad to find these comments on here.. .I have the same thing on my right leg and it really pops out if I do leg presses or calf raises or jog on the treadmill. It feels weird and I worry that something will rupture. I thought maybe it was a problem with the vein or artery. has anyone had a doctor do further evaluations

Comment by Cassie on Mon 09, Jul 2012 09:55am:
I have this same thing. It can be really painful at times. I did have a dr. look at it once and he said there is not much he can do for it. I have found threw the years that if it really starts to hurt, I push on it a bunch of times and it will go back in for a while.

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.




Security code
Enter the text as shown above

E-Mail me when someone replies to this post

What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
Rabies Vaccine     epstein     speetest     iregular period     irecentalyboutaprod     solar dermatitis     sunburn     Search for answers     Zofran     liver colon     blac     SWOLLEN     SpiderbiteoninnerthighandskinnexttobetweentheAnu     isperiodofgirlissafeforsex     projectilevomit     patellar     REACTIVE     penis vagina     abnormalchestXray     cervical cancer     GlusoseNVGresult     swollenandtenderperineum     ihavechilles than sweating     Howtofuckforbaby     Search for answers     Sir     male lh levels     whatisuricacid     Search for answers     sighns     My8yearold     dr sheetal kaul itching or pruritis     REACTIVE     difference     Search for answers     Eye hurts     Thigh pain lying sitting     5cm nodule in lung     Spinalcordinjury     headaches in children     are     Goundglasslung     cervicalspondilytis     can i gargle tcp when pregnant     what is stage 4 prostage cancer     Swollenlymphnodesingroin     abdpain     Search for answers     earchforanswers     Search for answers     club nails     cushings     vaginalinfections     en     Inmy     hypoxia     prostate     Mys     wellbutrin xl 300 alcohol     what is symptoms of low blood cell count     bilirubin     sixyears     Viagra     aching back and couch     keratoconus     Breastconcernburningsensationinmybreastbehindthen     pregnancy induced hypertension     overmasterbution     drug reducing bleeding     fatigueloss of appetiteless bile movements     when recording into a patients chart what pen color should be used     acute hepatitis b     what is the symptoms of a thinning heart muscle     buttons on penis head     duphaston     vaginalsores     whatcausesteardrops     whatisenlarged     pressure sore     SPINAL     mucus20in20poo     i just lost partial vision in left eye for a few minutes     inflammation of pancreas     wwwgooglecom     mases     dick sucking     anechoic free fluid in the cul de sac     UTI plus tarry stool     WHAT AGE DOES A WOMAN START PERIMENUPAUSE     caladryl     Carson     swollen eyelid     pressure20in20throat     bleeding stopped in one day after medical abortion     Hi     paininmywomb     right knee below cap hurts     zoster jab     Search for answersby swallowing semen can you get hodgkin lymphoma by a person that as it     how long should staples be kept in on a head woun     urdomainlikoriak     earnumb     doesadentkindaoflumpinmybreastcountaspukeringordimpling     contusion     numbnessbehindknees     9montholdbabywithvitiligo16845cura     Swollen     neausea bloated and burning in lower stomach what is this i would like tio know     small amont of blood from penis     ASCARDIA     am     canitakebenadrylandmucinextogether53188can     Search for answers     dormincum     Search for answers     Doanyof     heterogeneous marrow signal     KIhavegasIfeelfullallthetimeIfeellikevomiting     atopical dermatitis     Aspiration Pneumonitis     large     broken ribs     paroxet 10 side effects     Burning     Sti     guillain barre     poking     hirschbauma disease     tenosynovitis     types     shadows     Bedo     howdoiknowifihaveahurnia     how can i increase my sex power     liverdamagewhataresigns     Search for answers     bleedingafterintercourse     im     howeatHPylorikit     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us