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Lump above knee, pain on walking up the stairs or bending knee. Cause of worry?

I have a lump on the side of my right outter leg above my knee that I got while pregnant with my son. I never had a problem until3 or 4 days ago when it hurt yo walk up tje stairs then it progressed to now it hurts to walk up or down the stairs and bend my knee at all. It hurts to touch what could ne the causr of this because now I m scared
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

According to description, swelling seems to be due to synovitis or bursitis.

Due to inflammation of synovium or bursa fluid collects and causes swelling.

I encourage you to consult an orthopedician for physical examination. A few blood tests, X-rays of the knee, aspiration of swelling and send for microscopic examination will help us diagnose the condition and help us in choosing the best approach of treatment.

In the interim, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation and rest well.
Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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