Lump On Left Knee And It Hurts?
Evening, I am 19 years old, I have a lump on the knee of my left leg, I forgot it appeared since when it was clear that when I was in elementary school, it was quite big. Now the lump is the size of a ping pong ball. But when I fell, a lump appeared again but it widened and it felt sore inside. When you feel achy, you really like blue and purple. What to do ?? Thank you
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Need to clarify, have you ever had a history of injury around the knee before? What is the consistency of the lump, is it soft or hard?
In the knee, there are various components, ranging from skin, tendons, muscles, bones, and other tissues that support it. A lump in this area can come from a disturbance in any of these structures.
If a lump appears after an injury, it could be due to the effects of inflammation on the knee after an injury, for example if it causes seepage of interstitial fluid (edema) or blood clots in the skin (hematoma). Or, this lump occurs due to a displaced knee joint (dislocation), knee fracture, abscess (collection of pus), osteomyelitis (bone infection), and so on.
However, if the lump has appeared for years, is often painful or achy, and has a bluish-purple color, it could be due to other causes, such as hemangioma (benign tumor originating from blood vessels), sebaceous cyst (benign tumor in the form of a blood vessel). fluid-filled sacs originating from the fat glands), dermoid cysts, lipomas, melanomas, bone tumors, and so on.
If the lump feels sore or painful, you should first compress the lump with ice cubes so that the complaint subsides. Avoid massaging the lump or applying anything to the lump unless directed by your doctor. Limit excessive activity using the lower limbs, for example going up and down stairs, standing too long, using high heels. Take care of your body weight so as not to put too much weight on your knees.
In addition to the steps above, also check for lumps in your knee directly to the doctor so they can be evaluated for possible causes. In order to get further treatment, the doctor may also refer you to the right specialist, for example a surgeon, and so on.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah