Should I be concerned about a golf sized painful lump behind my knee?
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A machine I was in flipped over two months ago. I jumped out as it flipped and was hit in the thigh area of my leg. I limped for about 2 weeks and that got better. However, the area has continued to have a numb feeling and now there is about a golf ball sized lump which is painful to the touch to the right and behind my left knee. Should I be concerned?
Posted Tue, 31 Dec 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 13 minutes later
Brief Answer: Bakers cyst. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Your symptoms are most likely caused by Bakers cyst. Due to some knee injury, a pathological connection between the joint and the tissues appear. This leads to joint fluid accumulation under the knee. As a result you have a golf sized lump behind the knee. I suggest you to visit a surgeon and confirm this diagnose. Ultrasound might be necessary. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.
Follow-up: Should I be concerned about a golf sized painful lump behind my knee? 5 minutes later
Thanks - it isn't exactly behind my knee, if my knee is 12 on a clock the lump is at 3. Also, just above my right thigh has a numb feeling/ moderate pain if pushed on. Does this make a difference in the diagnosis? Thank you
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 2 minutes later
Follow-up: Should I be concerned about a golf sized painful lump behind my knee? 3 minutes later
Thanks again - is it urgent to see a doctor/get ultrasound? Will it be okay if it is a few days before I am able to see a doctor?
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 5 minutes later
Brief Answer: . Detailed Answer: It is not urgent. you may wait few days or even a week. In a meanwhile try to elevate your legs when lying down(put a pillow under the leg). Regards.