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Your Pulsating Ankle Lump May Also be Known as:
Pulsing bump in ankle
Pulsing lump in ankle
Pulsing mass in ankle

Top 3 Pulsating Ankle Lump Causes

  1. 1.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored ankle bump, painless ankle lump, mild ankle lump, scaly ankle bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Ankle

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will check your skin and look at the size, shape, color, and texture of any suspicious areas. From there, treatment will be determined, such as surgical excision, photodynamic therapy, or imiquimod cream.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored ankle bump, painless ankle lump, growing ankle bump, moderate ankle lump, mild ankle lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Atypical Mole

    Moles are growths on the skin. They happen when pigment cells in the skin, called melanocytes, grow in clusters. Certain moles are considered "atypical" because of their size and characteristics, which require careful watching and possibly even biopsy in order to monitor for development into cancer.

    You should go see your primary care doctor to examine the mole. He or she can determine if next steps are necessary.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    atypical features of an ankle bump, growing ankle bump, severe ankle lump, moderate ankle lump, mild ankle lump
    Symptoms that always occur with atypical mole:
    atypical features of an ankle bump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pulsating Ankle Lump

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with a fibroma?
  • Q.Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with skin cancer?
  • Q.Have you been around anyone with the same symptoms, possibly exposing yourself to an infection?
  • Q.Do you purposely tan (using sun, tanning beds, or UV rays)?

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Pulsating Ankle Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pulsating ankle lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pulsating ankle lump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Wart
    • 33% Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Ankle
    • 33% Atypical Mole

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