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I ve found many small pea sized lumps behind my right

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i ve found many small pea sized lumps behind my right knee..maybe 5 or 6..
they are really small and nothing pain at all..
are they dangerous?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. They probably are not dangerous, but there is no way to tell what they are unless you have them examined by a medical professional. They can be infected pores, cysts, etc., but you would need to have them examined by your GP to tell.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
can it be cancer?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

My goodness, where did that come from? It probably is not cancer any more than a pimple on the end of your nose would be cancer. However, it can need antibiotics or opening and draining if they are boils. No way to tell without your GP taking a look.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
im not english and i dont know if i inderstood corect what is a lump//

what i gor is very small "rocks"...very hard when you touch them...
but really correct i explain it as a lump?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Anything that isn't normally there can be described as a lump. It doesn't affect the fact that anything that wasn't there two weeks ago needs to be examined to determine what it is.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
last most propably is nothint to scare me??
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

It probably isn't anything serious to scare you.

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