Top
10
Doctor insights on: Kneecap Tumor

Share
1

1
Had a benign tumor removed near my patella twenty years ago. Hurts if walk up hill or pull something. What could be going on?

Had a benign tumor removed near my patella twenty years ago. Hurts if walk up hill or pull something. What could be going on?

See a doctor: Walking up & down requires bending of the knee. It may indicate damage to the cartilage of the patella or the patellar tendon. You need evaluation by a doctor who may or may not order an xray or mri. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


2

2
Should i go to the doctor for the tumor on my kneecap? Pushed against my jeans is enough to cause intense pain. It's about the size of a pea..

Should i go to the doctor for the tumor on my kneecap? Pushed against my jeans is enough to cause intense pain. It's about the size of a pea..

Yes: Any painful mass should be evaluated by a physician. It is most likely a benign problem (?Bursitis), but should still be checked. ...Read more

3

3
How does a Tumor affect your leg?

How does a Tumor affect your leg?

Depends: It depends on wha kind of tumor you are talking about. If you are talking about primary tumors of the leg bones, they usually cause pain, lump and limping that worsen with time. ...Read more

4

4
I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

Discuss with MD: I would discuss this with your surgeon to make sure it is not a recurrence. If it is a "dog ear", it may require scar revision. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Tumors of: The extremity can be in the bone or soft tissue. These are life threats. W/u for metastasis to lung, then principle is 1. Save life; 2. Save limb; 3. Save function of limb; make it look as best as normal that you can. ...Read more

6

6
Could you tell me what happens when a removed leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Could you tell me what happens when a removed leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Depends: Where in the leg? (bone, muscle, cartilage, skin) what kind? (sarcoma of bone or soft tissue, squamous or basal cell cancer of the skin, melanoma) how advanced? Can't answer without more info. Good luck nonetheless. ...Read more

7

7
Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?

Possible,not likely: It depends on tumor type, size and location. Leg pain(radiculopathy) from the back comes from the same side as the lesion. A tumor that has encroached upon the spine can cause opposite side pain if it has crossed the midline. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. in size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and i still have pain why is that?

I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and i still have pain why is that?

Depends: There are many factors that could be causing pain, including but not limited to where the tumor was, how much was removed, postoperative course, radiation therapy if any, rehab care, and many others. Only your physician can reasonably comment further. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

Depends: Depends on the exact distribution of pain, whether it is "referred", whether there is associated leg weakness, numbness/tingling, etc. Best bet is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
638 doctors shared insights

Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more