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Painless Lump On Kneecap
What would cause a lump to develop suddenly on the outside area of my kneecap? It occurred within the last hour.
I have had a lump below my left kneecap for more than 2 years now. Why is that. When i hit it against something it hurts very bad. The worst pain. Why?
Osgood-Schlater: It sounds as if you may have had osgood-schlater disease, which is more than likely resolved except for a painful ossicle which may be present at the tibial tubercle. Most of the time this is treated with rest and avoiding direct pressure. Sometimes it may require surgery. ...Read more
I had a hard knock to my kneecap 4 yrs ago and still have a big soft lump there. Would this be a pocket of fluid? Should I have it drained?
Bursae over bone: Most common cause of a lump that is painful in your age group is a bone prominence where the infra patella tendon attaches. It probably has a bursae or a sac the the body has produced to protect it but it can be painful if hit. Bone is more prominent if you suffered for osgood-schlatters disease that makes bone even more prominent. ...Read more
Cross country meet yesterday and a lump started forming on my leg to the bottom right of kneecap. Its not an injury. Itchy, 2 inch radius,what do i do?
Tendinitis: Sounds like you are describing patellar tendinits. ...Read more
I have a lump on the front of my knee about 2 inchs below my kneecap. When i kneel on it, it feels like a knife shoved ino it what could it be?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
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