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Old 02-20-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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Question Lump, Growth, Tumor?

I have this lump on my thigh and near the knee(right). It is not visible easily but it is easily felt. There is no pain but when I put any pressure on it, it feels uncomfortable and painful. Could it be a tumor or what? But i'm sure it's not cancerous or what-so-ever. I had hurt(dislocated if I'm not wrong) my knee when I was 12 but had not seek medical treatment. Instead my parents just took me to see an alternative kind of therapist which didn't do much. My knee still gives me problems. What I would like to know is whether the lump on my thigh is something called, oestochondroma. I came across it and the 'symptoms' kinda fit in. Could the damage to the knee caused a growth near the right knee on my thigh? Should I just leave it alone or see a GP or something?

 
Old 02-20-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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I have this lump on my thigh and near the knee(right). It is not visible easily but it is easily felt. There is no pain but when I put any pressure on it, it feels uncomfortable and painful. Could it be a tumor or what? But i'm sure it's not cancerous or what-so-ever. I had hurt(dislocated if I'm not wrong) my knee when I was 12 but had not seek medical treatment. Instead my parents just took me to see an alternative kind of therapist which didn't do much. My knee still gives me problems. What I would like to know is whether the lump on my thigh is something called, oestochondroma. I came across it and the 'symptoms' kinda fit in. Could the damage to the knee caused a growth near the right knee on my thigh? Should I just leave it alone or see a GP or something?
Sometimes when we have a trauma to the bone, it causes the bone to build up calcium deposits sort of a protective mechanism. But this later on as we age can cause problems such as pain and irritation to nerve endings and muscle. If you are really concerned about it you might want the doctor to do an Xray to see if there is some kind of danger or if it is just going to be one of those aggravating side effects of aging.

 
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:05 PM   #3
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If the growth is from falling on that area it could be calcium build up or fibrous tissue build up. Try moving it around to see how mobile it is and feel to see if it is attached to bone or not. Also feel how hard and the texture of it (is it hard and rough like bone or is it soft and spongy like tissue). Your best course of action is to have it x-rayed to make sure its not a tumor. By taking care of it now could prevent bigger problems later in life. Good luck and let us know how it goes. Mitch

 
Old 02-28-2004, 08:22 AM   #4
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Hi Mitch, thanks for the reply. It can't be move around and it is hard. I didn't fall on that area cause i don't think it is possible for that part of my leg. But I did get my knee hurt before, but there is still a distance between my knee and the growth thingy. Maybe I might go ask a doctor about it.

 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:59 AM   #5
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The tumor that's on my femur is confirm a osteochondroma. A benign tumor as the doc told me. It's around 6cm long and 1 cm thick from the CT scan as the doc briefly told me... I'm wondering if anyone else here has bone tumors or experience about it. What's the incidence of one having osteochondroma? Is it rare? And what are the chances that it will grow larger? Any comments would be great.

 
Old 08-29-2004, 02:24 PM   #6
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Hi, I have an Enchondroma tumor in my right Femur 18 cm long. Saw 2 specialists and decided to leave alone and make sure it doesn't grow. It is a cartilage tumor that has probably grown from the growth plates when I was 9 or 10 yrs old. If it grows then they would cut open the bone from the side, scoop out the tumor (looks like clouds on the x-ray) and replace it with bone cadaver. If it turns cancerous 1-2 % chance, then they replace the bone with a metal rod. Not fun! I just live day to day now knowing I have this and deal with it the best I can. If anyone has one of these ( and they are very common ), I wouldn't touch it unless the biopsy was positive for cancer because there are more problems caused when we do surgery on bones than not. KelliC

 
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:06 AM   #7
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Re: Lump, Growth, Tumor?

Hi KelliC, it's nice to hear that I'm not alone with this tumor thing. I haven't been able to find much abt this or hear about ppl getting this thing. Though it ain't life threatening, it's a bit scary somehow... Do you get pain from the tumor site? I find that exercise makes the tumor hurts. How often do you go back for an X-ray?

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