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Mild bruise on left knee, no injury, knot appeared above knee cap. Polyp formation?

My left knee has been slightly bruised for over a month. I did not fall on my knee, so I don t know how it got bruised. However, last night before going to bed I noticed I had a knot on top of my knee cap about the size of a large marble. It was hot and is sore to the touch. Is this a polyp? And by the way I m 42 years old—woman.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
Actually this could be a bursitis, a bursa is a fluid filled sac aroun the joints , sometimes because of inflammation or infection they swell up and pain, you need to rest, NSAIDs and local measures like ice application.
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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