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Swollen knee with pressure. Lumps protruding from the knee. Reason?

My knee has been swollen for 9 days. I ve been cotinually icing and wrapping it. There is pressure and swollen lumps that protrude when I bend. The lumps protrude from the lower right and upper left sides of my right knee. At times while standing or walking my knee extends backwards and that s when it s painful. I m considering going to the ER but if not much can be done I don t want to take a doc away from someone who really needs one. Thank you - Jennifer
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

thanks for your query

Lump in knee can be due to several different conditions. It is also known as bakers cyst.
A Baker’s cyst is a collection of synovial fluid (the fluid that is present within joint spaces) that bulges out through the back of the knee joint and can be felt as a lump behind the knee. Knee injuries, arthritis, damage to the cartilage of the knee, and other problems can all result in the development of a Baker’s cyst. It may be painful or may not produce any other symptoms.

Other possible causes of a lump on the knee include abscesses (infections); tumors of the skin, soft tissue, or bones; bleeding; or deformity of the joint accompanying a fracture or other injury to your knee.But they are associated with other symptoms also.

I would suggest you X-ray of knee before proceeding to further treatment.

I hope this will help

Best wishes

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General & Family Physician Dr. Arif Khan S's  Response
dear J

If you Developed swollen knee after a fall or Physical exertion of any kind. Kindly DO wisit an Orthopedics doctor at the earliest.
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