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Lump Behind Knee No Pain
Lump behind right knee, dull pain. Lower calf has been swollen for year and half. Tonight feels like water in my calf and weird twitching by knee?
Baker's cyst: Simple ultrasound exam will point out a large fluid-filled pouch if that's the case. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
I have itchy little red lumps behind my knees and on my shins. I don't shave because I'm scared it'll make it worse. Help?
See derm: See your dermatologist to find out if this is eczema or something else. It can be treated. ...Read more
I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess), painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have found a small lump on the back of my leg about behind my knee and it feels soft but a slight TINY pain buut I don't want to risk it.?
Knee Lump: The most likely thing I'd a Bakers cyst. Go see your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Area behind my left knee seems "puffier" than that of my right, both in depth and width. No palpable lump or mass. Also strange feeling inside knee.
You might want to check out this wesite:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001222.htm ...Read more
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
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?
I have found that I have numerous small lumps under skin on back and sides of thighs and behind knee. They are tender to touch. Should I be concern?
Yes: Painful lumps could be serious and I would recommend you to see a doctor. ...Read more
My daughter is six years old and just noticed a large lump behind the knee she said she has no pain but I am a little worried what could this be? Should I worry it is the size of an egg
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
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
Successfully ruled out DVT but I still have painful lump on the calf behind knee. What could it be?
Knee lump: Likely a bakers cyst. A collection of joint fluid. Should go away by itself. Can be seen on sono. ...Read more
I have one inch diameter lump behind knee just above calf on inner side of knee, I've been stretching calf muscle last 3 days pain behind knee?
Bakers cyst: This is most likely a baker's cyst. This is a pouch of joint fluid collecting behind the knee. It can occur with most types of arthritis and with repetitive squatting. The most common cause is osteoarthritis. There are other more dangerous causes of a lump in this area. You should see your doctor to get a definite diagnosis. If you have calf pain and leg swelling go directly to the er. ...Read more
I started having pain behind my right knee and noticed its swollen for about a week. Now I can multiply little lumps under the skin towards my calf.?
1. Baker's Cyst, usually along with internal derangement of the cartilage in the knee (menisci)
2. Deep Vein phelbitis/clots (could explain the "little lumps!
GET IT CHECKED OUT as soon as practicable since BOTH need TREATMENT!! (Especially # 2!!!)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a hard lump behind my knee that comes and goes it causes a big bulge at the back it can be painful when walking and feels tight what is it?
Cyst?: That is a common area for a fluid filled cyst to occur - usually in one of the the tendons of the posterior knee... Also known as a baker cyst. Should be looked at by md and evaluated -. ...Read more
I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?
A little more info: If it is movable and just under the skin, it can b a small inclusion cysts not originating from the knee. Ur scratching has caused the changes u describe. U should c an ortho surgeon 2 have it evaluated & perhaps excision if u can't keep ur hands away from it. It may get infected & cause problems. ...Read more
I have been advisedthat I have a lipoma behind my knee following an MRI scan. I have now noti ced another lump on other leg. Is it common to have more?
Multiple lipomatosis: Multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant condition in which patients develop multiple lipomas. Affected individuals will pass it on to 50% of their children. It has variable penetrance, so the size and number of lipomas may vary. Surgery to remove any growing or symptomatic lipomas is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
Have swelling back of leg behind knee, inch below is a lump they said lipoma, anyway I now have ache in leg and hip it just does not feel right?
Knee pain: A swelling in back of your knee would most likely be a Baker's cyst. The best way to explore this is by getting an ultrasound of the leg. ...Read more
Pain deep in r calf muscle that goes up to behind knee sometimes. Doc found lump in calf and said not v veins, waiting 4 scan. What could it be?
My right knee pains incessantly. A lump was seen in the X-ray behind the knee cap & doctor has suggested an operation to remove it. What exactly is it?
I have a lump behind me knee and doctor says its a cyst. It is painful and at times can feel a burning sensation. Can it be dvt.
Unlikely: Although it is possible to be a dvt, the us would tell for sure. It is most likely a popliteal cyst commonly called a bakers cyst. They do sometimes cause symptoms like you describe. An orthopedist can treat this for you. ...Read more
I keep breaking out in itchy red lumps on anywhere I heat up. Under my arms behind my knees even on my face today. Its really uncomfortable.?
Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin. People with atopic dermititis may lack certain proteins in the skin, which leads to greater sensitivity. Treatment is with prescription topical cortisone and emollients. ...Read more
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