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Soft Lump On Kneecap
Varies: There are several potential causes, consider being seen. Among the most common causes is a chronic inflammation of the tissues inserting on the kneecap leading to thickening and sometimes calcification. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.