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Does A Kneecap Actually Bruise Inside I Thought It Was A Lump Of Solid Cartilage
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
I have a small bump on the inner side of my knee cap. It hurts when i walk and kneel down. No idea what it is from. What is it thought it was a spider bite a few months back. Then it looked like a bruise and now is a bump a little smaller than a dime.
Possibly: Large cysts in the area of the wrists are usually ganglion cysts and these are synovial in nature; would recommend it be looked at so as not to miss a more serious underlying problem. ...Read more
Dark purple spot on front of knee with tiny hard bump under it. Did not hit it and it isn't a bite. Is it a sign of a dvt?
Unlikely: The deep veins do not run in the area you describe. Purple is frequently a bruise-? Any other illnesses or bruising tendency? Commonly we forget a minor trauma? ...Read more
Afraid I have sarcom on top of foot after bump and large bruise. Was told broken vessel after x-ray and cancer wouldn't bruise like that. Is this true?
Hematoma, not sarcom: You most likely have a hematoma (a pooled collection of blood clots underneath the skin), a common condition that can occur after a physical injury. It's more common if you are on blood thinners. Sarcomas are usually slow-growing lumps (takes months/yrs) . The only way to be sure is to perform a biopsy. Continue treatment, but talk to a doc who knows you well, esp if not healing. Or use HT Prime. ...Read more
A lump popped up 4 days ago in my arm inner forearm hard lump that does not move, could it be a cyst? no injury
See a doctor: You do not describe the size of this lump and whether it is painful, you also do not mention whether the overlying skin is red and warm. You have to see a doctor, it might be a cyst, however other conditions have to be excluded ...Read more
TV fell on leg and slid down shin bone. Was told it was a bruised bone. Now I have a hard movable lump in area that feels like scar tissue? Normal?
Lump: A lump secondary to trauma that is mobile is unlikely connected to bone. There has likely been damage to the tissue just under the skin, called subcutaneous fat. It often takes weeks for this to resolve. All the best. ...Read more
My right knee looks like it has a dent in it. I have patellar tendonitis and was wondering if that was part of the tendonitis or something else?
Knee : Patellar tendinosis is a breakdown of tissue. Having a defect or dent from partial tear is possible. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on top of my shoulder that is painful when touched. No fall, no injury. Doc thinks it 's calcification , but could it be sarcoma?
3 months ago found a hard bony lump that seems as a bone behind my left ear I dunno if it was there before. It's like a tiny lemon,doesnt hurt.wht 2do?
On 11/4 I was diagnosed with broken vein/vessel on top of foot after a sudden knot and bruising. Busing is fading knot is there. Was told X-ray was normal, just "non-specific soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?
Follow up required: If you have a knot which is not due to trauma, it can be cancerous(?sarcoma). But since you have just noticed this, it is too soon to tell which way it will go. Watch it for 1 to 2 weeks and check if it is increasing in size(ask you souse or friend to also put the fingers around and assess the current size. In case it increases in size over next 2 to 3 weeks, then you should go see your doctor. ...Read more
I have had a weird growth on my thigh that is slowly getting larger. The surface is lumpy/rough and is awkward shaped. Thought it was a zit......
I have a hard bump on the outside edge of my knee. Not sure if its a bone spur or a cyst. I've had it for a while and it's painful when I press on it.
I have received a desent sized bruise on the inside of my lip, it almost looks like a blood blister, it doesn't hurt unless i toch it the it is sore?
I've had a hard, immovable bump on my tibia for a few weeks now. It doesn't cause me any pain. It feels like part of the bone and is pea-sized?
Tibia bone bump: If you are a runner, or engage in sports with high impact you may have a periostitis or shin splint, or even a stress fracture. This is a result of tibial stress, and can cause a change on the tibial bone lining. Have a foot and ankle specialist x-ray the tibia to rule out a fracture, or possible bo ne tumor. An MRI would also be helpful to make the accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
At that start of my buttocks, between, there is a hard round lump that feels like a bone. Is it my coccyx? Or?
Possibly: The coccyx is basically your "tailbone" it is the lowest part of your spine and is palpable in most patients. It is located between your buttocks and may be the structure you are describing. ...Read more
I have a lump on my rib cage. It's a rubbery ball that moves with the skin. I know it could be a cyst or lipoma but what are the chances of cancer?
I have a hard lump just below kneecaap on the patella 0.5cm in size it's not painful. The lump is almost bony?
11/4 I was diagnosed with a broken vessel/vein on top of foot after pain, knot, and bruising. Now, the bruising is fading but knot is purple. Was told X-ray was normal, showed soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?
X-Rays Vs MRI: Plane X-ray of the foot is good for detection of a broken bone but it will not show the soft tissue problems like sarcoma. For the latter you will need a MRI test which is the best test to check for a soft tissue sarcoma. But you need to first go see your doctor and show him the knot that you are concerned about. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more