Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Child has lump near knee cap. Not cyst or lymphnode. Tested positive for strep. Reason?

My 10 yr old daughter has a pea-sized lump to the left of her knee cap. She had an ultrasound today, and the dr. wasn t sure what it was. It hurts sometimes, mainly when she runs or after the Dr. probed the area. They don t think it s a cyst or a lymph node...she also tested postive for strep titre in her bloodwork, although has no symptoms of strep.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  75
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query.

You have not mentioned the duration of the pea-size lump and whether it is increasing in size ever since you noticed it. These information shall help in my guidance of the case.

If the doctor was not able to give a definite conclusion on the ultrasound then the best course would be to repeat the ultrasound after 2 weeks. If that remains inconclusive then an excisional biopsy may be required.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter all the best.


Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor