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Painful lump below the knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   i had recently been playing football...like not tackle or anything and when i was running i started to have this shooting and really horrible pain in my leg right below my knee..it is warm..and there is a lump..and it hurts really bad..this happened about two weeks ago and it still hurts
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please provide your age and location
Doctor :  
have you taken any medications for this?
User :   19 and live in pa
User :   yes tylenol
User :   and ive tried icing it and nothing is helping
Doctor :  
you can take Motrin or tylenol for pain
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
where is the lump ?
User :   right below my knee cap..its on the bone..
User :   on my left leg
User :   its really warm to
Doctor :  
on the shin bone is it?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yeah
Doctor :  
is there any color change of skin over it?
User :   no
User :   it was bruised for a few days but now it went away
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do you have any fever?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it hurts for me to bend my leg
Doctor :   does it feel soft, firm or hard?
User :   its hard

Doctor :  
i will suggest you to get it examined to see whether it is soft tissue swelling, a cyst or growth from bone itsef
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