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Soft 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
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?
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 moreSee 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?
Varies: There are several possibilities, a physical exam would likely yield the diagnosis. Imaging studies could also help. The tibial tubercle is a structure in that area and it can become enlarged producing a "lump" in the area I believe you are describing for a variety of reasons, I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers