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Hi, i've had progressive foot problems, on each foot over the

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Hi, i've had progressive foot problems, on each foot over the last few months, I have some type of lumps and also, I get numbness, pins and needles, and pain in both feet, also at night they get very inflamed and swell. but can be ice cold as well.. I don't have diabetes as I know. I do suffer with Fibroymalgia, but I don't think its that this time... as there all new symptoms, and I don't think that would cause these lumps in my feet. Any Idea what it is, I've booked in to see a doctor in 1 weeks time, but just curious to what it it, as it is worrying me, as there painful as well, i'm 36 years and not over weight.... thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Dr. David :

are these lumps on your feet hard or soft or painful?

Dr. David :

you could be having ganglion cysts in your foot or synovial cysts

Dr. David :

or they could be bunions

Customer: Hi there hard and are painful and are indifferent areas of the feet
Dr. David :

sounds like bunions or cysts in your foot

Dr. David :

which could be pressing on nerves and causing pain in the feet

Dr. David :

you could be having poor circulation into your feet causing them to be cold.

Customer: If there ganglion cysts do they go away on there own, are they dangerous
Dr. David :

ganglion cysts are not dangerous

Dr. David :

they can be painful

Dr. David :

and they can be removed by surgery if needed.

Customer: Would cysts feel hard
Dr. David :

yes, some cyst can be very hard.

Customer: Amd would that explain the pins and needles and inflammation, also wen I shaved last on my legs the left hand side was a weird feeling while shaving, was like numb
Dr. David :

usually numbness in the lower leg is from pinched nerves around the knee or in the lower back

Dr. David :

an MRI scan of the lower back can check the nerves and spinal cord to check for pinched nerves in the lumbar or sacral spine.

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Customer: No they don't feel soft they feel hard
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