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Soft tissue swellings on the knee, chances of being cancerous - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi..I have found 3 lumps in my lower right leg. One is below my knee,the other a few inches under that and the 3rd is on the outside of my calf and that is the only sore one. I noticed the middle one first about 3 months ago and just went to the dr. They did an xray and said it is soft tissue because it didn't show on the xray but they would have to biopsy them to find out for sure what they are and because they are causing pain in the leg. I have to wait 2 weeks to meet with the surgeon. I only told the dr. about the 2 on the front as I just found the 3rd one and am totally stressed out now! What are these things and why does it seem like they keep appearing?
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User :   Hi..I have found 3 lumps in my lower right leg. One is below my knee,the other a few inches under that and the 3rd is on the outside of my calf and that is the only sore one. I noticed the middle one first about 3 months ago and just went to the dr. They did an xray and said it is soft tissue because it didn't show on the xray but they would have to biopsy them to find out for sure what they are and because they are causing pain in the leg. I have to wait 2 weeks to meet with the surgeon. I only told the dr. about the 2 on the front as I just found the 3rd one and am totally stressed out now! What are these things and why does it seem like they keep appearing?
Doctor :   pl wait i have to read them
User :   ok..thanks
Doctor :   whats ur query?
User :   just wondering what they could be?
Doctor :   they are soft tissue sweeling
User :   does that mean they could be cancer?
Doctor :   which can be due to cartilage/ligamental injuries
Doctor :   cant comment on that from here
Doctor :   the ortho is the best person to do that
User :   so it's posiible
Doctor :   yeah
User :   ok...I just hate waiting..my appointment is 2 weeks away!
Doctor :   well
Doctor :   once he checks u
Doctor :   then only the things will get cleared

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