Lump behind your knee

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Avatar m tn Hi, I've had this tiny little lump behind my knee, maybe half the size of a dime, for quite a few years. over the last few days however, it has ballooned up to about half the size of a ping pong ball. Just a little while ago, it seemed to pop, without any pain or anything, just found blood leaking down the back of my leg, along with a foul smelling pus. Any idea what this is?
1288586 tn?1271907761 i've been having a lot of pain down my left leg (down the middle of my thigh to my knee), and i'm not sure if it's from the lump or if it's something separate.
Avatar m tn I haven't heard of the lump appearing any where but behind the knee - but again I'll do some research for you if you're still here. Any new info?
250155 tn?1485299539 dd is 12 1/2 months and just like 2 days ago dh felt something behind her right knee. i'm not sure how to explain it.... its like a knot kinda... or a lump... fatty tissue maybe? i have no idea! it doesn't seem to cause her any pain. there is also no mark on the skin like a bite or anything. and there is no redness or swelling either. i called the doc today and they told me to call back next week since it doesn't seem to be hurting her.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis they gave me meds and did blood tests and every thing was fine but my lyphm nodes are still hard they don't hurt but I did mention the hard lump I have behind of my right ear the lump is at least 2 fingers big I think but it bothers me when I shower and I dont want it there I really hope it isn't bad l, I was also diagnosed with a venous anomaly in my brain, my ovaries been hurt for some days now too and also I have back pain and I have a bad knee
Avatar n tn For the past few days i've had pain that comes and goes behind my knee area. It will sometimes travel into the back of my thigh or in my calf. I think i've had it in the past, but it would only last a few minutes, but this time, it's been going on 4 days. It almost feels like a vein pain or a tendon pain. I went to the doctor yesterday, and they did an ultrasound to check for blood clots and they didn't find any.
Avatar f tn If i am walking for more than 10-15minutes, i begin to get an aching pain with in my knee behind my patella. This pain leads to the feeling of something being placed within my joint like a wooden block that restricts me from straightening my leg. As i straighten my knee i can feel the lump deep inside the joint. Along with this i have begun to experience strange episodes of my joint swelling, numbing, stinging and going extremely red and hot.
Avatar n tn That could explain the intermittent nature of the lump behind your ear. Though I do suggest consult with your doctor for proper evaluation. It is very hard to tell what exactly you are having without the benefit of a good physical examination. Good luck.
Avatar f tn My 14 yr old poodle has a lump on her knee. I took her to the vet and I was told that it was a tumor. On March 15, 2012 when I took her it was as big as a golf ball, and since them it has grown as big as a baseball. Her vet informed me since she is so old he did not feel confident to do the surgery to remove it. She shows no symptoms of pain but she does look very uncomfortable. People tell me I should put her to sleep, but I am not ready and I don.t think she is either.
Avatar m tn I find it hard to think. When I think or read my head hurts and pressure above palet behind nose and discomfort in the throat. It feels like I'm having slurred thought. I also get tension headaches now and then. I had nasal sprays twice, this time was the Avamys, but it's nearly finish and and doesn't work. Was told by doctor I have a lot of fluid in my ears. Would it harm to try nasal irrigation? I find if my nose blocks up my anxiety gets worse.
Avatar n tn Blood work would be a good idea to make sure your blood count values are all in sinc. A lump in your head needs to be checked by your physician. Do you have any allergies that you know of (re: stomach cramps). Depression could result in lethargy, memory problems etc. as well. Sorry, don't know what else to suggest. Really curious about what your doctor is saying and what tests you have had done to date.
Avatar f tn Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful? Have you ever had surgery on your knee? Do you have any hip or ankle pain? Keep me informed. Bye.
Avatar m tn Tightness or stiffness behind the knee. Swelling behind the knee that may get worse when you stand. Slight pain behind the knee and into the upper calf. You are most likely to feel this when you bend your knee or straighten it all the way. Sometimes the pocket of fluid behind the knee can tear open and drain into the tissues of the lower leg. This can cause swelling and redness in that part of the leg. diagnosis?
Avatar n tn Noel the lump on your knee dose it hurt when you get out of bed and do you get pain all day
Avatar n tn Hi I read your post and was wondering if your knee got any better. I had scope surgery on my left knee in Nov 2009 exactly 8 weeks ago this coming Tues. and like you I am in more pain now than before the surgery. My knee swells when ever I am on it and there is a little thing behind my knee that hurts. My knee feels like it has a elastic band around it and my toes tingle. When I told the Dr. he said it takes time. Well my job is a standing job for 9hrs. a shift and this is just killing me.
Avatar n tn Hi I have read your comments and I am sorry that you all are having pain. I also am having discomfort / pain behind the right rib area. Yesterday I went through a series of test including CT, Ultrasound and X-ray. They also grew a culture to test my kidney and drew blood. I have had to hold my breath to turn over in bed. Before I tell you my results I want to say that 2 weeks ago I had a colonoscopy and they did find a large polyp which was removed.
Avatar f tn I did have a lumpectomy in my right breast 3 years ago, but that was a benign lump, very small too, fortunately. Thanks for your reassurances regarding the mammogram..I was saddened that the procedure couldn't take place today, that I have to wait to receive my GP's referral for it, but I will try to be patient and will let you know when I have some results from it..
Avatar n tn I have the same walnut sized lump at the apex of my sternum. Based on your replies I think it might have emerged from lack of sleep and having drank a bit too much beer and whiskey this past weekend (bachelor party!). It's definitely weird tho as it is tender if I press it. I'm 31 and figure it's time to get a physical so I'll let you know what the doc says. Fingers crossed it's nothing bad!
Avatar n tn After that I found another one a couple more years later on my upper left leg, just above the knee cap. Most recently (6 months ago)I discoverd a hard lump form right behind my right ear followed by a smaller one forming behind my left ear. I also have been wakeing up with soaked hair line and sweaty body, not too bad but night sweats altogether. Then I noticed another lump form on my scalp above my face on my hairline, small but hard and present.
Avatar n tn 5 (6 days post last exposure), got a bump behind left ear which hurt very bad if pressing on my ear. At the same time pressure on my left side temple started. Was prescribed Zithromycin (doctor said it was an abscess), and it rapidly went away in 3-4 days of antibiotics. Pressure remained. Slight metallic/bad breath taste in my mouth. Pressure is extending down the left side of my face (across the cheek bone) and ending at my molar.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I am thinking there are two different (or more) conditions in this thread. There is the electrical shock on the top of the knee and the one behind the knee. Mine is behind the knee on the left side of my left leg. I have no knee injuries or any other kind of knee problems. I am not on any type of medications nor have never been pregnant. I have had a lower back injury, spells of sciatica and minor RLS.
Avatar m tn I have a hard lump behind my knee. It is the size of a dime and its painful. i get a lot of cramps especially at night. like muscle spasms and i had one the night before the bump appeared. the next day I noticed i had a lump that was hurting me and then two days later it turned into a huge bruise about half of my palm. The bump is still there and i dont know if its just a bruise or its something i should go check out. I would like to know what it could possibly be.
Avatar n tn I am 34 and have an extremely painful large protruding lump under my armpit. I have never had anything like this every before. It is growing rapidly and now changing to a pinkish tone. I went to a doctor and he said it is an infected gland and put me on some antibiotics. He said it should work. It isn't. I work at a job where I am irritating it constanly. It seems to grow more then. Should I get it drained or wait for it to burst on its own? I am worried about the pain of the draining.
Avatar n tn might be related, maybe not. The pain is behind my knee on the back side of my leg and also the outside of the knee joint, on really bad days the pain will also flair up where the initial injury occurred. I do not have when when walking, running, or other physical activities. Any advice would be helpful since I do not have insurance.
Avatar f tn I am unable to kneel as it feels like a massive burst of pain behind the knee into my calf muscle as if i have severly sprained it. When standing, if i transfer any weight onto my right leg, i get pain from the back of the knee right down my calf. It is a constant pain when any weight is bearing on it but if i kneel or bend the leg with weight on it, the pain is like a muscle pull and extremely painful. When walking there is no pain at all.
Avatar n tn Wow your symptoms sound exactly like mine, i had to do a double take to make sure that it wasnt my post. I have a lump on the bottom rib on the left side under my breast. I had it checked out at docs and it feels like bone matter and doesnt move at all it is firmly stuck. I only noticed it since i had my first child. It seems like it could be scar tissue from when i cracked the rib years ago when i had a really bad cough (believe it or not!!).
Avatar n tn Sometimes sebaceous cysts grow large that they may interfere with your everyday life. When this happens, surgical removal in your health care provider's office may be necessary. Small inflamed cysts can often be treated by injection of steroid medications or with antibiotics." So it sounds like a rather quick, in-office procedure and only necessary if the cyst keeps coming back and becomes a nuisance.
798555 tn?1292791151 I believe that is why we hear so often from patients that their symptoms were not relieved until their FT3 was moved into the upper part of its range and FT4 was adjusted to at least midpoint of its range. How about posting your test results and related reference ranges used by your lab, so that members can help interpret your current status?