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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 very painful lump or knot under my left knee cap. What is this called? I'm having surgery next tuesday to get it removed.

I have a very painful lump or knot under my left knee cap. What is this called? I'm having surgery next tuesday to get it removed.

Ask your MD: Ask your orthopedic doctor what is being removed from beside your kneecap... Could be several things @ your age; ?Lipoma, bipartite patella fragment, loose body, osteochondroma of distal femur, etc.Best of luck. ...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 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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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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Hard painful lump size of a softball above the knee cap? What is it?

See your doctor: Could be bursitis, fluid accumulation or infection, hard to say. Size is concerning, so see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have a lump about an inch from my knee cap on the inside of my knee that is painful.

 I have a lump about an inch from my knee cap on the inside of my knee that is painful.

Varicose Vein?: Based upon your description, the most likely cause for your symptoms is a varicose vein, which is an enlarged vein that can sometimes become thrombosed (have a blood clot in it) and can become inflamed and rarely infected. I would discuss this with your primary physician for additional recommendations and care, but also to rule out a deep venous thrombosis. ...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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I have a lump on my knee and it's very painful I've had it for years but the pain is getting worse it feels like a bone but it swells up bad any ideas?

See your doctor.: Physical exam, x-rays and possibly MRI will aid in finding out what's going on, and if surgical procedure is necessary. Pain getting worse is a sign to see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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