A 35-year-old male asked:
I have had a lump on my knee for about 5yrs, it's a little larger than a pea & dome shaped. it does not move & hurts at times. should i be worried?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not worried: Tara, this sounds like most likely a cyst of some kind, or possibly a bone fragment from an old injury, or even a foreign body. The fact that it has not grown is most reassuring. I would suggest just pointing it out to your doctor at your next routine exam and getting it evaluated.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 6, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.