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Hard painless lump above knee. my son is pretty healthy kid all but this lump on his leg. it has been there approx. 3 mths? cancerous???

Hard painless lump above knee. my son is pretty healthy kid all but this lump on his leg. it has been there approx. 3 mths? cancerous???

Evaluate lump: From the description, it is not possible to tell if the lump is scar tissue in the muscle from a contusion or if it is arising from the bone. It is not uncommon to have benign bone lesions, such as osteochondroma, near the ends of long bones like the thigh bone, but without an x-ray, one would only be guessing and taking a chance of missing a serious tumor like cancer. ...Read more

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Both of my knees grind when i bend them , and I have a lump on the back of my neck why is that? When i was younger my left knee twisted and could barely walk, and a little after i had my first child my other knee hyperexstended now my knees both grind, an

Both of my knees grind when i bend them , and I have a lump on the back of my neck why is that? When i was younger my left knee twisted and could barely walk, and a little after i had my first child my other knee hyperexstended now my knees both grind, an

The : The gross sound in the knees ussually do not represent major problems and they are the product of tendon and cartilage contact. T he fine grinding is ussually the problem .
If you have a lump , it is palpated as a separate structure in the back of the neck is likely that you have a fatty tissue tumor .
Both things are difficult to asses via e mail, so i guess this is the closest we can get to know , at least for me , what it is . Hyperextesion of the joints is part of a spectrum of problems that include the hyperelasticity syndrome , diferent degrees of hyperextension or flexion of different joints and that is not always abnormal. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come there lumps under my knees?

Can someone explain to me how come there lumps under my knees?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, cysts, and infection. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I have lumps behind my knees. My right one is larger then left. Size 2inches be 3 1/2inches on the right. Left half that size. Very painful.

Cysts: These lumps may be baker's cysts and can be best evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and /or an ultrasound. Since you're experiencing discomfort, I recommend that you look into checking these lumps out by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

Lymph nodes?: Painful bumps behind the knee could be lymph nodes, which generally appear in response to local inflammation or infection, below that knee for example, like in the shin, calf or foot. If there's no infection or inflammation evident, or if they've been there for more than two weeks, you need to see a local doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are lumps beside my knee?

What are lumps beside my knee?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are there 2 lumps under my knee or is it a bone?

Why are there 2 lumps under my knee or is it a bone?

It is very hard to: answer that without feeling your knee. There are bones that come together there, and when i feel my own knee I do feel the head of the bone ( but lie a dog bone you can feel the two knobs on the end) Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have a lump on my thigh a couple inches above the knee. Are theaw characteristics of cancerous lumps?

I have a lump on my thigh a couple inches above the knee. Are theaw characteristics of cancerous lumps?

Have it checked out: Any lump bigger than one inch should be checked by your doctor especially if it is painless and steadily growing in size. If it is hard and growing, it could be a cancer. So get a medical check up before any more delays. ...Read more

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I found lumps on my knee, is it cancer?

I found lumps on my knee, is it cancer?

Can't tell: Probably not, but any new bump or lump should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess) , painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

I have recently noticed several small (5mm at a guess) , painless, soft lumps on the leg tendons behind my knees (which move when pushed)?

? Xanthomas: 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

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I have very tiny pin head sized lumps behind both of my knees. No pain, no itching, not on the skin. What could these be? Should i be worried?

I have very tiny pin head sized lumps behind both of my knees. No pain, no itching, not on the skin. What could these be? Should i be worried?

Don't worry: It does not sound like you have anything dangerous although i cannot be sure what they are. If you want to know you can see a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was in a wreck and tore my ACL. There are real hard lumps behind my knee. Should I be worried?

I was in a wreck and tore my ACL. There are real hard lumps behind my knee. Should I be worried?

No, but be seen: I would not be eorried, but I would be seen. There are certainly patients who tear their ACL and can have other associated injuries as well that may need treatment. ...Read more

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Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

What happened first?: What happened before the lumps appeared? Were you stung/bitten by an insect? Had you rubbed against some plants/weeds? We need more information to provide the best answer. Possibly using topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or taking zyrtec/benadryl/claritin by mouth will resolve issue, but fp should see lumps & get complete history. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have several moveable lumps on the inside of my left knee. Right has some but not as big. Went to dr & didn't say much. ideas? No pain. Not red.

I have several moveable lumps on the inside of my left knee. Right has some but not as big. Went to dr & didn't say much. ideas? No pain. Not red.

See orthopedist: My recommendation would be to see an orthopedic surgeon who can examine your knee thoroughly and more than likely give you a diagnosis.best of luck! ...Read more

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Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking. ...Read more

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I have some hard lumps on both of my lower legs on the inside just to the side of my knees and down by my ankles. They hurt more at night and itch?

I have some hard lumps on both of my lower legs on the inside just to the side of my knees and down by my ankles. They hurt more at night and itch?

Itchy lumps: These could be insect bites because of the itching. Nonitching leg nodules are sometimes an autoimmune reaction. Your physician or a dermatologist should be consulted if they persist. ...Read more

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I have 3 bites around my knee, they started as itchy white lumps with a red dot in the middle,now they have turned into bruises should I be worried?

I have 3 bites around my knee, they started as itchy white lumps with a red dot in the middle,now they have turned into bruises should I be worried?

No: These are likely normal skin changes are your skin heals. Try and keep the areas clean and dry. See your doctor if there is increased pain, redness, or swelling. ...Read more

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Went to surgeon won't do biopsy for lumps on side of knee. Told me she doesn't feel it's lymph nodes (have lymphoma) told me not to worry. How not?

Went to surgeon won't do biopsy for lumps on side of knee.  Told me she doesn't feel it's lymph nodes (have lymphoma) told me not to worry.  How not?

See the Oncologist: If you have been diagnosed with lymphoma and have new lumps near the knee that you are concerned are enlarging nodes you should see an oncologist and have her/him examine you and determine the next best step for diagnosis, observation or treatment. ...Read more