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Offline kscope09

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Lymph nodes in the knee
« on: November 23, 2010, 06:06:57 PM »
Has anyone ever had experience with Lymph nodes coming up in the knee? If so di they cause any trouble  and how did youd eal with them?

I've had these before on my stomach and the dr didn't bother about them and I've had something very similar in my left knee for a while.  It goes away for ages and then comes back and feels inflamed and I think that is one fo the reasons the mri and the pts can't find anything wrong with it and yet it hurts like hell for a wh8le and then calms down.  I had also thought the lumps could be gout but I don't think they are hard enough to be uric crystals and they don't show through the skin.  if my suspicions are right and it is lymph nodes that are causing the trouble, not OA, or Gout or RA or RSD then I will be so relieved and if I can get rid of them I might be able to get back to some level of normaility again.

I'm going to try and see the dr this wee to see if theyc an shed any light on it.
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Re: Lymph nodes in the knee
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 06:09:20 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popliteal_lymph_nodes

Start reading here follow on with research using the links provided and then maybe make an appointment to see an Endochronologist as they are the doctors that specialise in this field.

The alternative is that it could be a popliteal cyst (Baker's Cyst is one example of these) - mostly they are harmless responses to a localised irritation and disappear of their own accord when the irritation is relieved - usually by resting.

You can in fact get gout in any of your joints as the crystals can build up any where in your body, however it is rare and is usually after the gout symptoms have appeared in the feet and ankles. My ex-husband has severe gout and he has problems with the majority of his joints but primarily feet and ankles. The worst for him was the build up in his hands during a really bad attack.
1989 big trauma R. knee - sorted
1990-2004 3ACL recons and 20+ arthroscopies -RK
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