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Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other?

Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger then other?

Baker Cyst: If the "bump" is directly behind the knee and not associated with pain the most likely etiology is a "baker's cyst" or popliteal cyst. These are usually benign though at times can become quite large and become bothersome due to limitation they place on bending the knee. They can, though rarely, rupture and result in swelling and pain in the lower leg mimicing a deep vein thrombois (dvt). ...Read more

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My dad has a lump behind his knee, he has been working hard for a few days, what could it be?

My dad has a lump behind his knee, he has been working hard for a few days, what could it be?

Baker's Cyst: He probably has a baker's cyst of the knee. This is an outpouching of the capsule of the knee. More sever problems could be a clot, an aneurysm, a tumor or just some localized swelling and edma fluid. Rest and observation usually take care of this. Otherwise, see pcp or orthopedist and get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

? Xanthomas: What you described may be xanthomas that occur due to high blood lipids. See the site below for more information. It may require a physical examination and you should see your doctor.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more

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I have very tiny pin head sized lumps behind both of my knees. No pain, no itching, not on the skin. What could these be? Should I be worried?

I have very tiny pin head sized lumps behind both of my knees. No pain, no itching, not on the skin. What could these be? Should I be worried?

Don't worry: It does not sound like you have anything dangerous although I cannot be sure what they are. If you want to know you can see a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...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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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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Lump behind my left knee and also on the back of my neck on the right side.?

Lump behind my left knee and also on the back of my neck on the right side.?

Require exam: These may not be related and cedrtainly require a physicial examination, blood testing and imaging. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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I was in a wreck and tore my ACL. There are real hard lumps behind my knee. Should I be worried?

I was in a wreck and tore my ACL. There are real hard lumps behind my knee. Should I be worried?

No, but be seen: I would not be eorried, but I would be seen. There are certainly patients who tear their ACL and can have other associated injuries as well that may need treatment. ...Read more

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Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

What happened first?: What happened before the lumps appeared? Were you stung/bitten by an insect? Had you rubbed against some plants/weeds? We need more information to provide the best answer. Possibly using topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or taking zyrtec/benadryl/claritin by mouth will resolve issue, but fp should see lumps & get complete history. ...Read more

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Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking. ...Read more

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This morning I noticed a lump behind my right knee. Throughout the day it had gotten bigger, red and painful. Any ideas what it is?

This morning I noticed a lump behind my right knee. Throughout the day it had gotten bigger, red and painful. Any ideas what it is?

Many possibilities: A a physician could help sort through those with a history and physical. Baker's cyst, boil, insect bite, blood clot, swollen lymph node, phlebitis are some possibilities. Best to get a professional opinion. ...Read more

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Hi, I have lumps behind my knees. My right one is larger then left. Size 2inches be 3 1/2inches on the right. Left half that size. Very painful.

Hi, I have lumps behind my knees. My right one is larger then left. Size 2inches be 3 1/2inches on the right. Left half that size. Very painful.

Cysts: These lumps may be baker's cysts and can be best evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and /or an ultrasound. Since you're experiencing discomfort, I recommend that you look into checking these lumps out by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump behind my knee. It is painless. Two years ago I had a mastectomy due to a borderline phyllodes could they ne related?

I have a large hard lump behind my knee. It is painless. Two years ago I had a mastectomy due to a borderline phyllodes could they ne related?

DOUBTFUL: A painless lump behind the knee may be a bakers cyst, an orthopedic issue. It is not likely to be associated with a phylloides tumour of the breast. Phylloides are not malignant in a classic sense, but have a tendency to local recurrence. I suggest you ask for an ortho consult to examine the knee mass. Good luck. ...Read more

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