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I developed a lump in the side of left knee.

When i bent down something popped on the side of my left knee and when i stood up a lump appeared on the left side of my knee. Three weeks later the lump hardened but it s painless. The size becomes smaller when i have over night rest and becomes bigger after working all day ? What do you think it is ?
Thu, 30 Jun 2011
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Hello,

I suggest an MRI scan of the knee.
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HI
Welcome to Healthcare magic Forum
Description suggests its a Bakers Cyst, a fluid (synovial) filled swelling. You will have to visit a orthopedic surgeon to confirm the diagosis and decided the treamtment (usualy small surgical procedudre).
Meanwhile give your legs rest, and visit your dr soon.
Takecare.
General & Family Physician Dr. Tina Jacob Das's  Response
Hi there,
what you mentioned about sounds to me like a cyst, but cysts are generally with pain. Well it could even be a an infection/PVNS(Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis).Hope you havent met with any injury in recent past, for it could be a hematoma too due to the same.Whatsoever, you need to get an X-ray taken, and if not an MRI as all pathologies do not show on an X-ray.
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