Read below about yellow or white knee bump, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your yellow or white knee bump from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

A.I. Health Assistant

Take a quiz to find out why you’re having yellow or white knee bump

Take a quiz

3 Potential Yellow or White Knee Bump Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Whitehead

    Whiteheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is closed to the air by a layer of skin cells, the oil/dead skin cells remains white (as opposed to a blackhead).

    Whiteheads should go away within the next 3-4 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small knee lump, yellow or white knee bump
    Symptoms that always occur with whitehead:
    small knee lump, yellow or white knee bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

    Yellow or White Knee Bump Checker

    Take a quiz to find out why you’re having yellow or white knee bump.

    Take a quiz
  2. 2.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    large knee lump, painful knee lump, marble-size knee lump, pink or red knee bump, yellow or white knee bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Severe Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    92-96% resolve with treatment within 7-10 days

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, painful knee lump, pink or red knee bump, large knee lump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red knee bump, red bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Knee Bump

  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Is your bump getting bigger?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, try our yellow or white knee bump symptom checker to find out more.

Take a quiz

Yellow or White Knee Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced yellow or white knee bump have also experienced:

    • 16% Foot Pain
    • 16% Pink or Red Knee Bump
    • 16% Moderate Knee Pain
  • People who have experienced yellow or white knee bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 39% Over a Month
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced yellow or white knee bump were most often matched with:

    • 52% Skin Abscess
    • 28% Whitehead
    • 4% Severe Skin Abscess
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

A.I. Health Assistant

Take a quiz to find out why you’re having yellow or white knee bump

Take a quiz