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I found a small lump right above my knee. It is not growing and it is painless it appeared a day after basket ball should I worry?

I found a small lump right above my knee. It is not growing and it is painless it appeared a day after basket ball should I worry?

Don't worry...: ...but, you should at least have it evaluated. A "lump" above your knee joint after playing basketball suggests an injury to the joint or the soft tissues around the joint. Possibilities include an effusion, bursitis, Baker's cyst, and many others. BUT, it's not likely something terrible like a tumor since those don't usually pop up in one day. Still, see an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump above my left knee about 2 inches. Some times I feel pain. X-ray is normal. Could it be cancer. Help please?

I have a lump above my left knee about 2 inches. Some times I feel pain. X-ray is normal. Could it be cancer. Help please?

Need medical check u: Any growth can be cancerous. So get it checked. Also watch it to see if it is growing in size...That is a common sign of cancer.If it does not increase in size, then it is likely to be benign. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump above knee. My son is pretty healthy kid all but this lump on his leg. It has been there approx. 3 mths? Cancerous???

Hard painless lump above knee. My son is pretty healthy kid all but this lump on his leg. It has been there approx. 3 mths? Cancerous???

Evaluate lump: From the description, it is not possible to tell if the lump is scar tissue in the muscle from a contusion or if it is arising from the bone. It is not uncommon to have benign bone lesions, such as osteochondroma, near the ends of long bones like the thigh bone, but without an x-ray, one would only be guessing and taking a chance of missing a serious tumor like cancer. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my leg above my knee nearly at my thigh it's not a mole but small and hard and doesn't seem to be going away what could this be?

I have a small lump on my leg above my knee nearly at my thigh it's not a mole but small and hard and doesn't seem to be going away what could this be?

Bump: It is not possible to make a diagnosis without examining the lump. It could be a dermatofibroma. However strange things often show up on people and sometimes it is necessary to biopsy a spot to know what is causing it. See your doctor or dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What are lumps beside my knee?

What are lumps beside my knee?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is lump near my knee?

What is lump near my knee?

See your doctor: See your doctor and have them check it out as there could be numerous causes. ...Read more

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I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

Lymph nodes?: Painful bumps behind the knee could be lymph nodes, which generally appear in response to local inflammation or infection, below that knee for example, like in the shin, calf or foot. If there's no infection or inflammation evident, or if they've been there for more than two weeks, you need to see a local doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of my knee. What could it be?

I have a lump on the side of my knee. What could it be?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful lump on the back of my knee?

Get it checked: There are many possibilities for what this could be. Good idea to have it looked at. A common reason could be baker's cyst - these often don't cause symptoms but can burst and cause pain or get irritating. Joint swelling due to injury or bursitis can cause pain. Vascular issues at the back of the knee can also cause pain - ultrasound can be helpful in evaluating these. ...Read more

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Why have I had a lump under my knee for 2 years? What do I do?

Why have I had a lump under my knee for 2 years? What do I do?

See details: Swelling in the back of the knee often is the result of a popliteal cyst (baker's cyst). If it is not causing problems it often requires no treatment. See an orthopedist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have a hard painless lump on back of knee, been there now for 3 weeks,?

I have a hard painless lump on back of knee, been there now for 3 weeks,?

Bakers cyst: It could be baker's cyst. Examination by doctor and Ultrasound would confirm the diagnosis.
http://patient. Info/health/bakers-cyst-leaflet ...Read more

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I have noticed tht a soft lump has came up under my right side knee whatcould itbe?

I have noticed tht a soft lump has came up under my right side knee whatcould itbe?

Is in on the: Back side of the knee? If yes, maybe a baker's cyst. Is it under the knee cap? If yes, maybe bursitis. The only way to really know is from medical eval. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a lump the size of a marble on the inside of my knee, it is very painful when touched.

I have a lump the size of a marble on the inside of my knee, it is very painful when touched.

Baker's Cyst: Pain behind the knee with fullness and pain suggest a possible baker's cyst. A baker's cyst is a natural outpouching of the knee joint that can get full of knee joint fluid and can make it difficult to move the knee. This should however be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fell on my knee yesterday, skinned it good but there is also a lump behind the wound...Never had that before is this normal?

Fell on my knee yesterday, skinned it good but there is also a lump behind the wound...Never had that before is this normal?

Hematoma: Might be a small blood collection from the fall. That is a hematoma. See your primary care doctor as it may require treatment. ...Read more

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My right side of my knee does not hurt, but when I press it on that point it hurts so much. It is like a small lump, what could this be?

Multiple answers: Multiple possibilities: cartilage tear or injury, cyst, bone spur (less likely if you are 25), bursitis, tendon or ligament injury, neuroma (nerve injury). This list can be narrowed with more history and an examination. Go see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Have a lil lump on my knee, was told I probsbly hit it but I know I didn't, now smaller ones are appearing around it, they hurt a bit wat is the cause?

Have a lil lump on my knee, was told I probsbly hit it but I know I didn't, now smaller ones are appearing around it, they hurt a bit wat is the cause?

Cannot tell without: Being Examined. So if it is painful to walk or bend and small "bumps" are appearing, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 5yrs old and on the outer corner part of his knee, you can see a lump. But it's only noticeable when he bends his knees all the way down. It's small. And doesn't seem to be shrinking or growing at all. I'm not sure how long he's had it for beca

My son is 5yrs old and on the outer corner part of his knee, you can see a lump. But it's only noticeable when he bends his knees all the way down. It's small. And doesn't seem to be shrinking or growing at all. I'm not sure how long he's had it for beca

Discoid meniscus: The joint tightens when it flexes and a discoid lateral meniscus will pooch out. It may normally be resorbed into the adult C-shape or rarely it will break and cause trouble. Let us wait and see. ...Read more

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I found lumps on my knee, is it cancer?

I found lumps on my knee, is it cancer?

Can't tell: Probably not, but any new bump or lump should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering are lump on the side of the knee cancerous?

I was wondering are lump on the side of the knee cancerous?

Need to evaluate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the lump. If there are lumps on both sides, these are likely to be fat. ...Read more

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Lump on my knee cap, what could it be?

Lump on my knee cap, what could it be?

Bursitis most likely: These are potential sacs (bursa) of fluid which are present where ever a bone is rather prominent, ie, under the skin. These sacs get swollen to protect the underlying bone; & are liable to get inflamed (then called bursitis). ...Read more

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5 month old son has a lump on the side od his knee?

5 month old son has a lump on the side od his knee?

See a doctor: There can be numerous causes so take the child to the doctor so the lump can be examined and diagnosed ...Read more

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Why are there 2 lumps under my knee or is it a bone?

Why are there 2 lumps under my knee or is it a bone?

It is very hard to: Answer that without feeling your knee. There are bones that come together there, and when I feel my own knee I do feel the head of the bone (but lie a dog bone you can feel the two knobs on the end) Hope that helps ...Read more