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Suggest Remedies For A Protruding Bump On The Knee

A few weeks ago, after a busy night at work when I had to constantly get down on one knee to get beers out of the lowest part of the fridge (I bar tend for work) I noticed a protruding bump on my left knee that slightly hurt at the time but not much. A co-worker of mine who plays soccer alot said they thought it was a broken blood vessel and it happens to them all the time and would heal in a couple weeks... Its been about a month and still hasnt healed. Its now causing pain when I try to do exercises on my knees. What do you think it is and how can I heal it? would pressure help, like wrapping it? I'm 5'9" 26yr old female, 170lb
Thu, 26 Mar 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hi! thanks for considering us for your health problem!

After going through your problem of a protruding almost painless lump on the knee, I would like to consider following possibilities first before going to the treatment part concerned:

1. organised hematoma possibility 80%

2. benign cystic conditions like bursa, ganglion cyst, synovitis, synovial herniation, patellar dislocation, synovial effusion etc , possibility 15%

3. benign solid tumor or tumor-like conditions or organised abscess, possibility 5%

Therefore, it is benign.

It is inflammatory.

It needs antibiotics and possibly surgical drainage!

It should be treated by a general or orthopedic surgeon; and before that, you better confirm the diagnosis by ultrasonography and needle biopsy as advised by your doctor.

Regards,
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Suggest Remedies For A Protruding Bump On The Knee

Hi! thanks for considering us for your health problem! After going through your problem of a protruding almost painless lump on the knee, I would like to consider following possibilities first before going to the treatment part concerned: 1. organised hematoma possibility 80% 2. benign cystic conditions like bursa, ganglion cyst, synovitis, synovial herniation, patellar dislocation, synovial effusion etc , possibility 15% 3. benign solid tumor or tumor-like conditions or organised abscess, possibility 5% Therefore, it is benign. It is inflammatory. It needs antibiotics and possibly surgical drainage! It should be treated by a general or orthopedic surgeon; and before that, you better confirm the diagnosis by ultrasonography and needle biopsy as advised by your doctor. Regards,