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White Bumps On Knee
Worth having seen: Is it perhaps osgood-schlatter's, a distinctive hard bump on the top center of your shin-bone? In any case, you want it seen -- you're a young man and there are some aggressive bony tumors that can arise here. ...Read more
Nodules or bursae: Nodules can be soft and full of fluid ie bursae or hard and firm and be crystals of uric acid or other forms or cartilage fragments from trauma or with sytemic symptoms could be a manifestation of underlying inflammation in diseases such as rheumaatic fever sarcoidosis or others. ...Read more
My husband has a blue dot bump on his knee that causes pain every once in a while what could it be?
I have a huge bump on the side of my knee and when touched it hurts and feels hard. I have appointment in october and what is this should I be worrie?
Get appoint. sooner: This could represent an old injury, bursitis or some other inflammation. Either way, I think october is a long time to wait for an acute problem. First you should see your primary care doctor if it is an orthopedist who has the long appointment time. They can often help you solve the problem and if not can help you get a more rapid appointment with the correct specialist. ...Read more
Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more
Random bumps underneath my knees. Itched at first and now have been there for 4 days. What are they?
Bumps: Hard to say. Multiple possibilities from folliculitis from shaving to insect bites to dermatitis. Given you are a sexually active young female who is or recently took plan b, do you have abrasions on your knees. Consider a topical antibiotic ointment first. If spreading or persistent more than a week seek in person consultation. ...Read more
See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes its way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more
Bakers cyst: The main reason for swelling behind the knee is a bakers cyst. Not a serious problem but very uncomfortable. ...Read more
Right infront?: It is difficult to tell what type of problem you have from a short question/info you provided. Being 18 and I assume this is a new, large, painful bump (as pictured here?) is call a prepatella bursitis, inflammation of the area just infront of your knee cap. Often result from trauma/kneeling/falling on it a couple of days prior. Motrin/aleve may help. If worsens, consullt doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Cyst: A meniscal cyst may do what you are describing unusual for a knee to swell only on one side. ...Read more
Medial knee bump: Consider meniscal cyst, arthritic spur, medial plica, loose body, or localized effusion. ...Read more
Could be a few thing: Could be several things, but commonly is contact irritation, ezcema, etc... Moisture is key on an ongoing basis, as dry skin is irritated skin. It could also be a sign of infection and should be seen by a doctor to be sure. Things like impetigo can cause bumps, most often with crusting and oozing, but can start with simple bumps. Hydrocortisone twice a day with help, but see your doc. ...Read more
I have a small bump under my knee that is hard and swollen that hurts I stand on it and hurts to youch?
BAKER's Cyst!?: See an orthopedic specialist to address it ...Read more
I have pain in my left knee when I try to straighten it feels like it's going over a bump what could cause this.?
What is the condition called when you have a bump under your knee and its from growing and it will hurt intel your stops growing?
Osgood Schlatter's?: In case you were referring to the anterior (front) part of the knee, you're probably trying to think of osgood schlatter's disease, which occurs at the site of attachment of the quadriceps tendon to the tibial tuberosity, below the patella (kneecap). Search on it and see what you think. ...Read more
Y do i have a bump on the inner side of my left knee? It hurts whenever i work and be active so it basically hurts all the time. How do I fix it?
My midcalf started hurting at basketball today. Nothing HAPPENED, it just started hurting. Could it be because I have a weird bursa bump on my knee?
Baseball: Your basketball coach should send you to a sport doctor as soon as possible. Please do not delay! ...Read more
My 4 year old son has small bumps on his ankles, knees, and back. Have been getting worse and spreading. They do itch @ times. Help
Be seen: Bumps come in so many varieties and locations that it is important he be seen to get a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Most benign: Lesions on the side of the knee that are firm are mostly osseous such as chondromas or osteomas. Occassionally a soft tissue lesion such as MFH or liposa are seen bu most are the benign bone lesions. ...Read more