It sounds as though you are describing a cyst, sometimes referred to as a "ganglion." These are attached to the tendon; the fluid inside accounts for fluctuating size as pressure squeezes it out, and so forth.
Surgucal treatment is only worth considering if the cyst causes pain, which is uncommon.
Perhaps you ought to show it to your doctor next time you have a physical examination.
DR. R., YOU PROBABLY KNOW YOUR STUFF WELL AS YOU ARE A PHYSICIAN HOWEVER I THE CYST AS YOU CALL IT SEEMS TO BE FILLED WITH BLOOD IT IS BLUEISH IN COLOR AS ARE THE VEINS AROUND IT SO AGAIN I ASK IS THIS A FORM OF VARICOSE VEIN OR SOMETHING SIMULAR?
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