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(Round Rock, Texas, USA)
Bump on Foot
I am a 35 year old female. I have what appears to be a cyst on the side of my foot... just diagonal from my ankle. I actually had a cyst on the same foot about 12 years ago... it was above my big toe and I had it surgically removed. So, I thought that surely this is what I'm dealing with again. I have been to my general practitioner who agreed with me that it may be a cyst... she sent me to the podiatrist who said, yes, it appeared to be a ganglion cyst and that we could schedule to have it removed. We decided to wait until after I got back from vacation. Then... after the "cysyt being there for nearly 2 months with no change in size or shape or anything else... 4 days after the appointment with the podiatrist is just disappeared. It was completely gone... no bump and not even a twinge of pain. It was completely gone for 2 full weeks. Then it started to come back. The first time it just appeared and stayed that way. But, this time... it took nearly 2 weeks to get in the state that it is currently in (see picture). There would be a bump one day and then it would go down. It would be soft at times and hard at other times. It would even go down some with massage. Now it's causing pain again and instead of just one bump it is now one main bump and a smaller secondary bump right next to it. I do work out regularly... step aerobics and other cardio 3 to 4 times a week (and hour each time)... I'm wondering if the impact has anything to do with this. Also.. there was no change in my regular activities between when the cyst was there and the time it was gone and now. Could it still be a cyst? Or is it something different? I will probably go back to the podiatrist again... but, we're in the middle of soccer season with 3 kids playing soccer... so, it may have to wait a few weeks before I have the time to go in. I am hoping to find some possible answers before then... or at least some possibilities. Thank you.
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