What Causes A Pea Sized Lump Below The Knee?
Please give details and post actual photographs if possible.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
To recapitulate: Age and sex not mentioned - week history of - pea sized lump in the muscles just below the knee - under the skin but no changes in the skin overlying it - tender only - not visible to the naked eye - not mentioned about a visit to a Doctor or about any medications.
Please give some details for me to assist you better:
Your age and gender?
Where exactly is the lump? In front or behind the knee joint?
Does it appear to be prominent on tightening the knee joint?
Any other information that you would like to share.
Awaiting for the details, post the clear and focused photographs as it may help for on-the-spot diagnosis.
The lump is infront of the knee joint and isn't prominent on tightening too. Can't post photographs as I have intermittent weak connectivity. Kindly advise
As detailed below.
Thanks for your feedback.
The injury in past does not seem to be connected to the present lump.
The lump as you have described may be due to one of the following reasons:
Sebaceous cyst: this shows a dimple on the skin if tried to move from side to side and moves a little.
Lipoma which got noticed now. This is is usually freely XXXXXXX and usually not painful.
Both of these are benign and hence not to be worried about.
In the first question you have said this to be in muscle just below knee.
In the follow up you have mentioned this to be in front of knee joint and hence another possibility of a lump from synovial membrane or bursa can be considered. This is usually soft and boggy, not painful or tender and not movable.
I hope this answer helps you.
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