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Kneecap Tumor Symptoms
Had a benign tumor removed near my patella twenty years ago. Hurts if walk up hill or pull something. What could be going on?
"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
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..
Possible stage 4 brain tumor when neuro test good (ref vision strength) when main symptomp is hip pain and leg weakness!?
Brain tumor: Not the normal presentation but anything is possible. See your regular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Can they missdiag me? They told me I have postural orthostatic tachardia hve many symptomps but also hip leg pain and I am afraid it is brain tumor
I am a hypochondriac. I am afraid of having a brain tumor after I read that I have all the symptoms, mainly the weakness in leg. My doctor did my blood test, spinal MRI, and neurological tests which came out to be fine. The doctor says that I have anxiety
Normal brain mri: Practically rules out large symptomatic brain tumor and ms these normal studies should reassure you not make you nervous we are missing something look up the sensitivity for brain MRI this should reassure you and the incidence of primary brain tumors in your age group they are rare. ...Read more
Mri worth? Had good neuro and blood test afraid of brain tumor symptomps; headackes dizzy but I have pots hip back hands pain and leg weaknes insomni
Not a tumor: The answer is still the same: a brain tumor is very very unlikely. ...Read more
What are the chanses of brain tumor when neuro test good (vision refl)and symptoms re leg hand back hip pain leg weakness stomach pain and little hd?
Unlikely: The symptoms you are describing are not strong predictors for the presence of a primary brain tumor. ...Read more
Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. ...Read more
Can't extend knee: If your patella tendon is completely torn, you can't actively straighten out your knee. Because your patella tendon connects your thigh muscle and patella to your shin bone (tibia). If its partially torn you have weakness with knee extension, difficulty with stair climbing and anterior knee pain. ...Read more
I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?
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?
Is it possible to walk with a factured kneecap? What are the signs/symptoms? I don't have health insurance and can't afford a trip to the er.
Kneecap Fracture: Generally it's very hard to walk with a kneecap fracture, although it's possible to have a small chip and still walk. ...Read more
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
The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone.
Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more
I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?
Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help
Knee pain: These are two very different problems. When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury, there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting. There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read more
Tumor size of a dime removed from my leg a yr ago. Now there is a black dot at edge where there's a scar looks like a hairfollicle leekin clr fluid?
Needs to be checked.:
A pigmented mole which grows back and drains fluid is concerning enough to warrant prompt attention. This needs to be seen by your physician or dermatologist promptly.
Be well! ...Read more
Yes: Most of the lesions in the leg are primary sarcomas. There are very few metastatic lesions other than those spreading to groin nodes. Sarcomas grow as masses and can easily be palpated. If the lesion is deep to skin and begins growing, it spreads the overlying tissue over it so that the margins of the growing lesion may not be clear. Here a Doppler should easily identity its true margins. ...Read more
Have small rash on kneecap that looks like petechia. Feel well, look normal. In absence other symptoms, how likely is this cirrhosis? Worried. Thanks.
I have shocking pain that goes down my left leg and into my foot and my foot always feels cold? I do have a sheath tumor on my left side is that it?
Possible.: It is possible but it may be a number of other things. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can my kid 1.9 months old skip radiation if tumor is all removed from his leg with clear margin and free lymph nodes?
Radiation: While everything looks grossly normal, you cannot know what is going on at a microscopic level therefore, it would be to your child's advantage to undergo radiation ...Read more