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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?

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Dr. Suzanne Fiala
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.

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