A member asked:
there is a lump or knot in the vein/artery(?) behind my right knee. could that be a blood clot, should i be concerned? i'm 62 years old, overweight, work in a office , mostly sit for over 9 hours/day. i have recently been having swollen ankles and can h
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
I : I don't know what the cause is of the knot behind your right knee. It could be a baker's cyst.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possible: Could be a clot, but it could be what we call "superficial thrombophlebitis" of your short saphenous vein, which is different from a dvt. Either way, you should see your doctor who can order an ultrasound.
Answered on Dec 8, 2020
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