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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hi
2 months ago i found some small, hard lumps (cysts?)behind my right knee.
they are small move very easy and painless..i mean if i forget them is like nothing is there.
2 weeks ago i found some thing behind other knee.i have maybe 8 in right leg and 5 on left.
i made some online search and found about bakers cyst and liposarkoma that scared me a lot.
i have lipomas in other parts of my body..are these lipomas as well?
am i crazy thinking about liposarkoma?l(somewhere i read that iposarkoma would be one tumor not many its not.correct?)
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
Doctor :   give me a min please
User :   ok
Doctor :   let me go thru your query
User :   yes
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   male 31
Doctor :   since when you first noticed them ?
User :   2 months ago
User :   maybe more
Doctor :   are their size increasing ?
User :   no...same size.and they are under cant see them.just feel them when touch the area
Doctor :   and you do have other lipomas over your body ?
Doctor :   now it cannot be a bakers cyst because of high in numbers and being present on both knees
User :   yes...but they are different,i have one lipoma in chest that is bigger and soft.these in legs some feel the same soft as the lipoma,but some are very small and hard,like small rocks
Doctor :   do you have another medical condition ?
User :   ?
User :   no nothing..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now in this case the next step would be a physical examination, thats must
Doctor :   yes its true that some people are more prone to lipomas but the number in your case is more
Doctor :   and a fine needle aspiration as to be done
User :   you think is something benign?
Doctor :   it can be just simple benign cysts
User :   cancer?or no worries about it?
Doctor :   not exactly cancer as its more aggressive and you will have symptoms like rapid weight loss
User :   i weigh 115 kg and started a diet 2 months ago..lost 4 kgs
User :   rapid weight loss would be more
User :   correct?
Doctor :   thats normal here we are talking substantial
Doctor :   but yes a physical examination is must
User :   also imagine my weight and for 6 moths i walk 3 miles 3 times a week.could be from these?
Doctor :   stress can cause certain cyst formation , i mean the causes are many, but we need to pinpoint so that we can target it accordingly
User :   ok in your opinion whats more likely..and is it benign? tomorow i go see my pathologos
Doctor :   yes it looks more benign from my understanding
Doctor :   based on your symptoms and histort
User :   its dangerous?????#
Doctor :   no dont worry
Doctor :   just set up and appointment and we will go from there
User : confused...if a cyst is bening this doesnt mean is cancer?
Doctor :   no it does NOT mean its cancer
Doctor :   cysts are benign swellings
User :   and my symtoms do not promt to cancer...correct?
Doctor :   in my opinion no they dont
Doctor :   but as i have told you that you should get the examination done
User :   ok ty
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
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