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Forum Name: Skin Cancer

Question: Lump on the outside part of my ankle

 BooneDog88 - Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:07 am


I am a sixteen year old male. I am pretty confused and have used this site before, so I need to ask you a question. I have a lump on the outside part of my ankle. It has rough skin but doesnt hurt. Its a pretty big lump and the other day I looked at it and it was bright purple, but usually its just bright red. Im not even sure if this is the right forum or not, but could someone help me figure out what this is?


 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:11 am

User avatar Hi there,
It's always difficult to diagnose swellings and lumps without examination. I would therefore advise you to get an appointment with your doctor. It sems from what you say that it is a callus type lump (a corn). This can be the result of wearing tight shoes. It could also be a wart which is caused by a viral infection (human papilloma virus). Treatment is usually very simple using salicylic acid preparations.

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