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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

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

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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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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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I have a lump near the semitendinosus by the back of the right knee. I body-build. No pain. Slightly smaller on left leg. Any suggestions?

I have a lump near the semitendinosus by the back of the right knee. I body-build. No pain. Slightly smaller on left leg. Any suggestions?

Cyst?: It sounds like it could be what is commonly called a baker's cyst or popliteal cyst. A baker's cyst is a buildup of joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms a cyst behind the knee. If it is small and painless, simple observation is sufficient. You should have your pcp or an orthopedic doc examine you to confirm. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the right side on the back side of my knee, its a little tender to the touch with a little pain down my leg.. Could it be a cyst?

I have a lump on the right side on the back side of my knee, its a little tender to the touch with a little pain down my leg..  Could it be a cyst?

Possible Baker's...: Cysts behind the cysts(Baker'r cysts) are common and can cause sudden pain and discomfort. IF you palpate it you may start using warm compresses three times a day, and if not allergic taking anti inflammatory medication(like ibuprofen). If not better or worse make sure you get seen by your PCP soon. ...Read more

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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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On the outer part of back of thigh near tendon, there are soft squishy lumps on both legs that kinda of move around if pushed. 2 inches above knee. ?

On the outer part of back of thigh near tendon, there are soft squishy lumps on both legs that kinda of move around if pushed. 2 inches above knee. ?

Lipoma or fluid cyst: These are probably lipomas (benign fatty masses under the skin) but could be cysts coming from the joint if you've had some knee problems. ...Read more

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The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?

The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?

Tendinitis/Myositis: You likely sustained a sprain or partial rupture of the Achilles' tendon with persistent symptoms if it was not medically approached with RICE. The gastrocnemius muscle is the only calf muscle that originates above the knee and the tenderness and nodularity characterize myofascial pain. A Velcro knee sleeve, ice and elevation, foam roller or foot massage, gel insoles and topical NSAID creams help! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Soft, squishy lumps on back outer thigh about 3 inches above knee and on both legs. Dr said not in popliteal lymph node area and likely just anatomy?

Simple problem: You have given me a wonderful description of what we call lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty growths that can occur almost anywhere on the body. They cannot be transmitted from person to person so the fact you both have them is not any consideration. If they cause you pain, discomfort or are unsightly, they are easy to remove. They can grow so you may want to have them removed at some point. ...Read more

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I have an ache behind me knee and I have just noticed a small bluish lump on my shin. Otherwise, there is noswelling or discoloration of leg. Couls it be dvt?

I have an ache behind me knee and I have just noticed a small bluish lump on my shin. Otherwise, there is noswelling or discoloration of leg. Couls it be dvt?

Superficial clot?: This might be a superficial thrombophlebitis, which in essence is a clot, but not a dangerous one. Bluish discoloration, a thickened vein that might be tender, localized swelling and tenderness are usually seen with these clots; warm compresses to the area, elevation and anti-inflammatory medications help; if not better in 2-3 days, seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I have a swollen painful leg and a lump behind the knee. I had a d-dimer 300, globulin 36, neutrophil 6.44 & cardiolipin IgM was in 82u/ml. ?

I have a swollen painful leg and a lump behind the knee. I had a d-dimer 300, globulin 36, neutrophil 6.44 & cardiolipin IgM was in 82u/ml. ?

DVT: Toy might have a DVT all of these tests are good but negative blood test does not completely exclude the possibility of dvt
you need an venous doppler to exclude that if that is negative then you might have baker cyst behind the knee or acute arthritis
after you exclude any life threatening illness like DVT the other will be treated by medication. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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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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