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Lump in lower leg

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  • Posted By: LBmommyof4
  • January 3, 2014
  • 11:49 PM

My 13-year-old daughter has a lump in her left leg to the left of her shin. It is soft. It has been there about a year. When I first noticed it, it was only visible when she was standing and flexing. It is slowly growing. It started out the size of a pea. It is now the size of a large grape, and is visable without her flexing. A year ago when I first noticed it we took her to her pediatrician who ordered a xray. It showed nothing. Yesterday we followed up with her pediatrician who ordered an ultrasound.... It didn't show up on the ultrasound. They have now ordered an MRI for next week. Has anyone had anything like this or have a clue what this could be? Trying to be the patient mother :) Thank you!!

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  • This is concerning for a muscle tear. The lump could be the torn muscle. I would advise you to elevate her leg, ice the area and give her anti-inflammatory medications like motrin.

    If this would not help, I'd advise you to take her to the emergency room for evaluation. This may be something that needs taken care of right away

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    • February 24, 2014
    • 06:48 AM
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