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I have a lump on my foot just below the base of my big toe

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I have a lump on my foot just below the base of my big toe on the front. It's a bit bigger than the size of a pea and feels a bit spongy. It causes no pain. What could it be?

Since when you have this lump?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
About 2 weeks.

Is it increasing in size?

Can you move the lump?

Is it hard or soft?

Is it related to underlying bone?

Are you sure it was not there two weeks ago?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It has not increased in size.

It does not seem moveable.

More soft than hard - spongy.

It doesn't seem boney - possibly sitting on top of bone?

Yes, I am sure that it is a recent lump.


Is there any tenderness or redness?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No, nothing. Just a flesh coloured lump rising up from my foot skin.

does it look like toughened and thickened area of skin?

Or something below skin?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It's coming up from below the skin.

Thanks for all the information,

If there is no pain or swelling or redness infection is less likely cause of lump.

Possible cause of this lump can be benign soft tissue tumor like subcutaneous fibroma , lipoma or ganglion cyst.

Other possibilty is of a callus.It is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation.

Do not worry all these can be treated easily.

You might require surgical removal.

Since there are no symptoms, there is nothing to worry about.

You should contact you doctor and get your self exmained by you doctor to know the exact cause.


I hope this helped.

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