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What causes knee pain with bumps on both knees?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Jul 2014
Question: A few months ago i got up from chair turned wrong way and sprained my knee. I went to primary care dr. And he suggested that is what it sounds like. He recommenede if pain continued to go to orthopedic. It did get better with time. I am a healthy 47 yr old woman but i am overweight and i do need to loose weight. I llost 5 lbs so far with 40 to go.....i do have knee pain thru the years from titme to time and i am sure i have a little arthritis as most do get and weight doesnt help. I am not a lazy heavy person i do move around and ididnt nurse this maybe as i should my question is today in doing chores around the house i felt my both knees achy so i sat for a few when i did i rubbbed my left knee(the same knee i sprained a few months ago) and i felt a painless bump on outer side of knee. My dr wasnt in so i am curious what this can be. My knee does ache on outer part of left knee but when i touch lump feels like a cyst type bump there is no pain. Just curious until i reach my dr on monday. Thank you. XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Benign cyst.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The cyst like lump can be due to fibrosis of the hematoma that might have happened after the sprain or a benign ganglion or bone cyst that is due to degenerative changes in the knee joint. A direct examination and investigations like MRI scan are the best way to diagnose this.
From the description it seems to be a benign harmless cyst and is not worrisome. You can wait till Monday for the proper investigations.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (13 hours later)
I have one last question....i have a little anxiety over this and i know you are not able to give me exact answer but from what i wrote it doesnt appear to be any type of bone cancer or anything correct. I dont want to make myself crazy.... i can do that at times. You do think it can be a cyst do to injury a couple off months ago am i correct? I did read something like that online also that some injuries cause a painless cycst on out part of knee that in most cases they dont even operate. I also read it sometimes is a way the body responds to an injury and it can be part of healing process... thank you Dr for easing my mind with this until i get an appointment. I await your next respone.I have one last question....i have a little anxiety over this and i know you are not able to give me exact answer but from what i wrote it doesnt appear to be any type of bone cancer or anything correct. I dont want to make myself crazy.... i can do that at times. You do think it can be a cyst do to injury a couple off months ago am i correct? I did read something like that online also that some injuries cause a painless cycst on out part of knee that in most cases they dont even operate. I also read it sometimes is a way the body responds to an injury and it can be part of healing process... thank you Dr for easing my mind with this until i get an appointment. I await your next respone.



The site suggest you are available to answer a question and I emailed 9 hours ago and still did not receive an answer. I know there may be a big time difference, but the site makes it seem you were and are available at the time I posted question. The site also makes it seem that you are available now as well, I do not know if you even received my follow up question.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to the injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Sorry for the delay. Yes. The swelling is likely to be due to the injury you suffered in that area. This is not worrisome. You can confirm this on your visit to your physician.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

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What causes knee pain with bumps on both knees?

Brief Answer: Benign cyst. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The cyst like lump can be due to fibrosis of the hematoma that might have happened after the sprain or a benign ganglion or bone cyst that is due to degenerative changes in the knee joint. A direct examination and investigations like MRI scan are the best way to diagnose this. From the description it seems to be a benign harmless cyst and is not worrisome. You can wait till Monday for the proper investigations. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal