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Achilles tendon xanthomas?

Hi all

In all the various consultant I have seen so far, none has spotted xanthomas, nor has my GP. However my most recent consulation found a lumpy bit (which I can feel myself) but only on ONE tendon.

So is this just a bump where I've injured my tendon, or a Xanthoma? The consultant didn't seem sure. It's not really visible, unlike the horrific pics you get when you google achilles tendon xanthoma.

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nothing really, just asked me if I'd injured it, but he seemed to think I was more likely to have polygenic hypercholesterolemia than familial.


It seems unlikely I'd have a xanthoma on one tendon and nowhere else.


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