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Painless Lump On Kneecap
I have a large, painless lump that doesn't move above my kneecap. I have an MRI scheduled. What do you think it May be? Sarcoma?
Maybe: That's what we need to rule out. Most of these are very benign. Hope yours is, but if there's any reason to be concerned, get tissue for pathology ...Read more
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
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
I have a hard lump just below kneecaap on the patella 0.5cm in size it's not painful. The lump is almost bony?
Weird: Probably nothing to worry about. But best to check with your doc to make sure. Safety is good. ...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?
Bursitis: This may be an inflammation in the little sack or bursa just over the patella. It normally helps everything "slide" when you bend your knee, but can get irritated, especially if you did a lot of kneeling or caused some inflammation to start. If it is red and painful, it may even be infected so you should get it checked. Try an antiinflammatory in the meantime. Try not to kneel until it is healed. ...Read more
I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee, front and below knee cao?
Pain knee: I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee, front and below knee cao? ANS: And your question is? I am available live for next 2 hr so you can show me what it is. ...Read more
Dime size lump on my knee just to the left of my patella on my t knee. It hurts when I stand, when it is bent, when it is pushed on, and when I kneel?
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
10yr old daughter has lump near her kneecap. It feels soft and mobile. Slightly red, hurts when she bends it and when it's pushed on. Ideas?
Most common lumps --:
Lipomas or Ganglion cyst. They can be confirmed with an Exam. MRI is quite helpful in making the Diagnosis.
Other possibilities would be a low grade infection, or bleeding in to a cyst, which makes these painful and tender. FB (foreign body) like a glass piece or a thorn prick, needle, toothpick etc can all be responsible for it.
Have her see the PCP and maybe an Orthopedist in your area. ...Read more
Hard dime size lump just to left of right patella hurts:kneel, touch, Bent, stand. Don't disappear into joint. Ran 3.2mi night before appeared. See:bentknee?
Patellar pain: Patellar pain syndromes are quite common in young female athletes. They are typically due to patellar tracking abnormalities or patellofemoral syndrome. The hard lump you feel could be a bone fragment called "bipartite patella", or less likely a "ganglion cyst". See a sports medicine doctor for physical exam and maybe an x-ray or MRI. ...Read more
Kneecap bruise: A bruised kneecap occurs from a direct injury to a kneecap, which usually happens from falling onto a knee or by being hit by an object. Bruises can last from days to months, with the bone bruise being the most severe and painful. ...Read more
Why do I have a lump under my kneecap that I had for 2+ years. When I bump it, it hurts like crazy I play a lot of sports.
Prepatellar Bursitis: This bursa enables the kneecap to move smoothly under the skin. If the bursa becomes inflamed, it fills with fluid and causes swelling at the top of the knee. This condition is called kneecap (prepatellar) bursitis. The symptoms are, pain with activity, rapid swelling on the front of kneecap, tender and warm to the touch. Go and check it out. ...Read more
Pain and lump front of right knee after patella repair had steriod injections, still can not sit with knee bent and hurts to stand, walk. No help?
Painful hardware?: By your discription can't tell if you had repair of a fractured patella or ruptured patellar tendon. Either way it is possible to have pain and swelling related to a prominent screw or wire or perhaps non-resorbable suture. If not getting better repeat surgery not unresonable to explore area in question. ...Read more
I walk a lot, my right knee gets irritated and aches around the kneecap with a swollen lump on the outside. It improves with rest and ice.
Arthritis: You could have arthritis or tendinitis of your knee an other possibility would be damage to the patellar cartilage. You should at least get x-rays done to check it if your knee gives out then it is more serious. Please see an orthopedics surgeon or your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Below my kneecap there is a reddish bump 1/2 inch diameter. What is it and how do I get rid of it? No pain and it is hard if pressed on.
Kneecap: This could be on the skin or on the patellar tendon. It could represent several things. I would recommend you see your doctor or an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
Tiny (1 cm) painless bump, barely raised, on center of patella. Moves slightly under skin, is not tender. Does bone cancer present this way? Worried
Not likely: Bone sarcomas or metastatic lesions rarely present in this fashion. A painless bump that moves most likely is not cancer. Especially in the patella, this would be extremely unusual to get cancer there, I don't think you have to be worried about a lesion in front of your patella. ...Read more
Different options: The leg has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, tendons, vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Hard, painless lump on the middle of lower leg under then skin. Skin not affected. What could that be?
Could be: It could be a cyst of some type. You should have it checked by your doctor. You may need a biopsy. ...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
My 4yr old has developed lumps on her left leg. One is painless and one is painful. She hasn't injured it and they are growing. Who should I c?
Pediatrician: See her pediatrician first. He or she can determine what the lumps are and if she needs to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more