Knee cap lump

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I looked down and it had a swollen quarter sized lump on my knee cap (picture attached). It was warm to touch and it hurt to bend my knee too much. I thought it could have been an allergic reaction, but neighbor thought it was a blood vessel/vein that might have ruptured/popped (don’t know what the proper terminology is). The next day the whole knee cap area was bruised (lump had gone down). This happened Friday afternoon and I still have bruise today (Tuesday morning).
i went to see the doctor when i was about 7 yrs old. they said the lump on the right side of my knee cap was the growing pains thing, but i'm 18 yrs old now and the lump has gotten bigger. my knee has been giving out on my when i run or walk. one incident was when i was running and my right knee gave out and i tried 2 catch myself with my left leg and my left knee gave out 2 so i fell to the floor the doctors put me on crutches for 2 weeks after that.
I have a hard (boney) bruised lump on the upper right part of my knee cap. It hurts to touch it and put pressure on it when I am walking. It is also swelled (kind of feels like there is fluid in it). I also feel grinding at the top of my knee when I move it and there it pops on the left side. Almost two weeks ago I fell and skinned the same knee pretty badly. The part that got skinned is healing nicely but I don't know what this lump is. Any ideas on what this could be?
I was out to dinner last night with some friends, and noticed that my left knee was sore. I noticed a soft lump under my skin, on my top of my knee cap. It is about the size of a gum ball, maybe a little bigger. About three weeks ago, I fell on cement onto my knee and got all cut up. It healed just fine, but I am wondering if that has something to do with my lump. Should I go see a doctor?
I am a 45 year old female and I have a fairly good sized hard bony lump below my knee cap. I have had it for 3 months and it is now starting to become tender when i touch it. I haven't had any injuries. Any ideas of what it could be?
The other possibility is that it is not a bone growth but a hard Baker's cyst (or popliteal cyst). This is a fluid-filled lump at the back of the knee. This is caused by fluid built up under pressure within the knee cavity in response to an inflammatory problem within the knee. Usually no treatment is given if there are no symptoms. If anti-inflammatory medications are not able to take care of the pain, then draining the fluid is an option.
I thought it would go away on it's one. But the pain is still there. It's located right below my left knee cap. It feels numb otherwise just kills when I put any pressure on it. Any ideas on what it might be or what I should do?
It is now may and it still gives out on me about once daily, It is still numb, and now has a lump extending from the right side of me knee cap to what feels like a boneon the inside of my knee. What could this be?
My knee has this lump that is hot, tender, hard, swollen and red. Its on the right side of my right knee. I havent bumped it on anything, there doesnt seem to be any "bite" marks. and the redness is spread over my knee cap and up my leg. What is this?
When i overuse my knee it swells but when i went back to the regular doctor she once again said it wasnt a bone spur but this hard lump is there on the edge of my knee cap and it protrudes really far out to where it is noticable. Does this sound like a bone spur because each doctor wants to tell me something diffrent and instead i feel im no closer to actually getting the real problem.
Hi! A lump above the knee cap or patella as it is called can be pre-patellar bursitis. A bursa is a small fluid filled sac around most mobile joints. This is lined by synovial membrane which secretes a slimy substance to lubricate these joints so that there is no friction during movement. The other possibility is that it is a cyst, a lipoma, or a soft tissue tumor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examination. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
It hurt for a few days and then no problems followed. Now I have developed a soft watery type lump on the front of the knee cap where I struck it. There is no discomfort, pain, or use restriction whatever. If pressure is applied for a few minutes the lump essentially disappears, but returns again after a few minutes. The 'lump' is about 1.5-inches across and no more than 3/8ths of an inch in 'height.' Water? Cure? Forget about it? I suspect it will go away by itself but am uncertain.
My knee is stiff and painful today underneath the knee cap where the pes anserine tendon inserts and to the inside of the knee cap (medially). I also have pain in the middle of the back of the knee, is especially sharp if I push into it. In terms of comfort and daily activities, I am having no trouble walking except that my knee will get a little swollen (very slight) and stiff if I walk a lot.
I landed pretty much on my knee cap. At first it was bruised and hurt pretty bad and I didn't think too much about it. I put ice on it the first couple of days and it seemed to be getting better into the first week. As soon as I thought it was almost healed about a week later it started getting worse every day and I was now limping on it. The beginning of the day would start out fine, but once I walked around on it for a while it would start to hurt.
The lump is extremely warm and hard. the lump is not directly on my knee, but about two inches below my knee cap. Because I am continually on my knees the pain has not let up. Could anyone shed some light on what this might be? and how to treat this?> thank you for some information that might a clue to my symptoms. I am Female 6ft tall 21, will be 22 in a few weeks.
Although the pain doesn't show up when I poke or touch my knee, I can duplicate the pain when my knee is slightly bent and I press below the knee cap and rub to the painward side while still pressing. I almost thought it was a chipped bone at first, but now (because of the above) I think it is a collection of fluid and the pain is from the fluid trying to migrate to an area of muscle or tissue that doesn't want to separate. Some of you may be aware of how powerful hydraulic pressure can be.
I have got a hard lump on my knee cap feels thats hard it like a bone there is redness but i think that from me touching it when i realised its their and its sore my other knee dont have it ...??
but after the lump i am feeling burning sensation and pain in my knee cap and my leg.Also i have th esypmtom of nurves are snapping diffrent part of my body. i am really sacre what to do ?my legs hurt very bad some you explain about the lumps please?
His knee-cap is in 2 pieces, a smaller one on the outer part of the knee-cap and the main knee-cap. What worked for you? They are suggesting a complete cast from hip to heel for 6 weeks to "settle" it down. Then, surgery to remove the smaller separate bone if this doesn't help the pain. I'd love to hear your stories. Thank you in advance.
I have a question. I had a knee scope (to clean out scarr tissue underneath knee cap) on 3-26-2012 I only took a week off of work & started PT 9 days after surgery. I am walking better & the bending is getting easier. My question is (my PT guy could not answer) why do I still have fluid on the top of my knee (left side) if the holes are at the bottom sides of the knee cap.
I have experienced the tingling numbness in my toes and when I rb my swollen knee it feels like a wave going back and forth on my knee cap. The fluid on my knee and ankle are driving me nuts and having to compensate w/ my other leg is causing pain in that knee and hip. I am wishing I never had surgery and can't deal w/ this much longer. I have a 6yr old so when I get home from work I am in so much pain that I can't do anything to entertain my daughter and enjoy my life and being a parent.
There was a lump sticking out of my knee. I went to the dr. and he said it was fluid under the knee cap pushing the bone out. There was nothing he could do. Take Ibuprofen and take it easy. How long should I wait before getting a second opinion. The lump is a bone protuding about half an inch on the outside. It doesn't hurt all the time after I walk on it for awhile it aches. I am 26 years old. I don't want to be hurting my knee by walking on it.
I am very curious to see what has gone wrong after so long as at the bottom of the knee cap on the front, something has come loose or is a spur that seems to be poking through the skin. It is very "sharp, rough" on the outside. What could have happened?
I have a lump on the left side of my left knee 15 days after meniscus tear surgery what is it no pain but swollen rubbing against my knee cap
Do you by chance have a swollen lump just below your knee cap? My 13 year old son has something called Osgood Schlatter Disease this is caused when the growth plate gets injured before you are done growing. It can cause a swelling just below your knee cap of the patellar tendon. It is irritated by activity of any kind, especially twisting or jumping. It can flare up and then go away only to come back again. There is no treatment but rest and ice an usually goes away once you stop growing.
If the pain comes on bending the knee as in walking step or running downhill or down a flight of stairs, then it could be due to Patellofemoral syndrome or runners knee. This happens due to mal-alignment of the knee cap on bending the knee (and hence any imaging study has to be taken with the knee bent), injury to the knee (you may have sustained it in past), flat feet, over tight or over lax muscles around the knee joint. All these aspects will have to be investigated by your doctor.
Please try to go to a neurologist, preferably, and see if you can start taking Gabapentin. It would be expensive I think with no insurance, but Gabapentin seems to be a life-saver for me so far.
The strange thing is that it started in my left knee which is now fine and my right leg has new vericose veins and a lump below my knee cap. I went to the dr. he took xrays and he said it could be 1 of 3 things: hematoma, sist, or arthritis. Just wondering if there is any other concerns i should have since it began in one leg and has moved to the other.
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