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i have noticed tht a soft lump has came up under my right side knee whatcould itbe ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Is in on the: back side of the knee? if yes, maybe a baker's cyst. Is it under the knee cap? If yes, maybe bursitis. The only way to really know is from medical eval. Take care.

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