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Noticed lump on patella. Should I consult a GP?

I am a 21 yo male. I do little exercise and my BMI has been constant at 18.5 since I was 16.

I have just noticed a small lump over the bony surface of my patella. The lump is about 0.8cm across, round, and can be reduced completely, there are no colour changes.. The lump is more obvious when I am standing and is reduced by direct pressure.

How urgently should I attend a GP clinic as I have no local GP but could attend the local Emergency room or book an urgent GP consultation. Otherwise the wait time for GP clinics in my area is around a month and a half.
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It is not serious condition.

It may be either some cyst or benign tumor fibroma or lipoma.

It may be rheumatoid nodule.

After clinical examination, diagnosis may be done.

It may be excised and biopsy may be done to confirm the diagnosis.

Anyway , not emergency.

You may go for surgery at any time..ok

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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