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Bruised bone on right knee, lump on medial meniscus. Previous injury in area. Cure?

I have been bruising the bone on my right knee from the way I squat to pick up small dog due to a bad back. Now, I find a pea sized lump on the right medial meniscus , very painful to even touch.. That is e same area that I showed a bruised bone on MRI of right knee last yr.
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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Do not worry about the "pay"...

Bone bruise is a non-specific term that is used by some radiologists. You do not really bruise your bone by bending down. I wonder if it could have been edema from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and meniscal tears are often found together. You inidcate that the lump is over the "medial mensicus",,,you must have some medical knowledge! This painful lump may a meniscal cyst, if so, you have a meniscal tear.

However, there are many other causes for "lumps" and further evaluation seems in order. Cancer is the big one that needs to be considered. Your primary doctor would want to know that you are having pain and have a lump. A repeat MRI would help a lot with the diagnosis.

Best wishes and good luck,,,
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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