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i have a lump on the side of my knee

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many f ... Read More

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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: Possible ganglion, although most common in wrist. I would think a synovial cyst more likely. Your best course of action would be to see an orthopedi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See orthopedist: A lump may represent a mass or a cyst. A bursal sac may also reveal itself as a lump/mass. Fluid in an irritated knee may sometimes be mistaken as a l ... Read More
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Bursitis ?: Can cause fluid swellings that settle down in a number of areas Do get checked an examination will often help sort out what exactly is going on
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many f ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Abdominal lump: Since we don't have much detail here, I would need to recommend that you take it to your primary care doctor to see what he or she thinks. Alternative ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to te ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Lumps can be cysts, lymph nodes or other sorts of masses. The only way to determine if it is serious is to have a doctor examine it and give you a dia ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Lump on side head : Not certain what a lump means in UK. Exactly where is it on the side of your head? Assume you are not talking about after a head bang? Size of a pea, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well : Need some more information. Any head trauma? How long has this lump been there? Any bleeding...you need to give a history. See doctor for evaluation ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be anything: Best to see your otolaryngologist for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info: to know. Recommend podiatry evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: ca usually does not cause pain. But better check with your doc to be safe.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Get these examined to be sure it is nothing serious. Cannot diagnose these without an exam and full history. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
No simple answer: You need to check this out promptly....A good ENT can help resolve the question by a careful examination.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lump on Face: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin. The following can be causes of lumps on ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck lump: A hard lump on the neck that lasts more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a physician. Sometimes you can get a cyst or swollen lymph node, but if it ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See your doctor: See your doctor for an exam to determine whether this is a lymph node or not.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2 problems.: Abscessed upper teeth would not normally cause lump in neck. See dentist for tooth, you may have to see MD or ENT for neck lump if not related to toot ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: The lump on the side of the neck, could be simple lymph node or could something else, the best thing to do check it out with your family doctor.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Surgeon: See the surgeon for evaluation.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs examination: It is almost impossible to know what it is you are feeling without a complete history and examination. I suggest you see your doctor this week and get ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: A physician would have to examine you to be sure, but this could be a cyst, ingrown hair, enlarged lymph node, early boil. See your physician as neede ... Read More

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