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A lump just above the arch of the right foot to the outside

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A lump just above the arch of the right foot to the outside of it a lot of swelling ,the swelling moved to the inside of the foot last night but since then has moved back to the outside, had this for over a week. Today started to get pain in my knee cap do not know if this is related to the foot problem or not
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 years ago.
Are you diagnosed of any medical condition ?

Any fever ?

Any redness at swelling site ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no medical condition no fever just pain no redness
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 years ago.
Dear Jacustomer ,

I am sorry to know about your present symptoms ,

The knee cap symptoms is not linked to your foot symptoms , I will recommend a doctor visit who can do a physical exam , imaging tests , complete blood count , ra factor , esr as underlying rheumatological disease (arthritis ) , tendonitis or infection can present with similar swelling as you described . Subcutaneous or ganglion cyst also can present similarly but that too requires doctor exam to rule it out .
Trauma also can present with similar swelling .
The doctor can also do range of motion test for knee joint as that will help him know the underlying cause of knee cap pain .

Thanks

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I am only 17 would these answer,s still apply in athritis or tendonitis or ganglion cyst in some one so young
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello
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Let me ask you

What does this lump fell like to touch
And where is it..on the tendons on top of the foot?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
the answer i received did not satisfy me
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello this is an information request
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What does this lump fell like to touch
And where is it..on the tendons on top of the foot?


Customer: replied 4 years ago.
the lump is soft to touch and is on the tendons on top of the foot it is very painful especially when moving or walking on it
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
is it round?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes it is stick,s out above the swelling
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
OK
Now
Is this lump under the skin like a marble or does it look like a boil a skin infection
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no it is under the skin and not small
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 years ago.
OK
Ganglion cyst..this can go away on its own sometimes..sometimes needs drainage for infection
Lipoma..a fat collection...can be painful sometimes.

You need a hands on exam to tell for sure..and if this needs to be treated.

This might be interfering with how you walk..and this can be straining your knee and giving you a tendinitis or ligament stain there as well.

See an orthopedist to treat this.
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