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painless lump on kneecap

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Cystic: Probably a lipoma or sebaceous cyst but not of any consequence. Good Luck

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: That's what we need to rule out. Most of these are very benign. Hope yours is, but if there's any reason to be concerned, get tissue for pathology
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are several potential causes, consider being seen. Among the most common causes is a chronic inflammation of the tissues inserting on the kneec ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Levine
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Prepatellar bursitis: Typically this is a prepatellar bursitis. If red and hot may need aspiration and antibiotics but usually is benign and will resolve with rest, ice and ... Read More
A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mostly Bursitis: This mostly represent bursitis with fibrin clot in it so when you pump it heart.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Knee cap: Patella is another name for knee cap, Do you have it below or at the lower part of the knee cap. It may be bony spicule. If it does not get bigger and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
See orthopedist: The bump can represent soft tissue scarring or possibly fluid. Difficult to tell based on you description. Best to see an orthopedist and have x-ray ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Mcgarry
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osgood-Schlater: It sounds as if you may have had osgood-schlater disease, which is more than likely resolved except for a painful ossicle which may be present at the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dann Byck
Dr. Dann Byck answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Although unlikely, there is always a possiblility you have a growth that should be removed. See your md and have it evaluated.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
28 years experience Family Medicine
Bursitis : This may be an inflammation in the little sack or bursa just over the patella. It normally helps everything "slide" when you bend your knee, but can g ... Read More
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