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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Lump behind knee


 BOLDFIELD - Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:10 am

I have a 5 year old son, born with various health problems. He is due to have surgery on his eye to remove a suspected dermoid cyst. He recently developed a small, painless lump behind his knee on the popliteal. Our GP says it is nothing to worry about (he just checked his knee movement) and insisted no follow-up appointment was necessary. Should I insist on further investigation to ensure this is the case and if so how should I go about this as we normally have a very good relationship with the said GP?

I would appreciate any advise you have to offer and thank you in anticipation.
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:36 am

I agree with your GP.
You should only worry if your child develops pain while moving his knee, or has difficulty moving it.
 chancee24 - Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:44 am

Well mines not exactly the same but close I have a 6year old with what the doctors call a bakers cyst behind his right knee except he has constant pain in that leg with lots of joint pain the lump has become larger with time and painful to the touch at first there was no pain so I suggest watching it to see if it gets worse or painful Im worried.. Ive heard everything from rhumatoid to growing pains who knows Im fed up with all these no real answers

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