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i have a swollen knee and my thigh is numb

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are many possibilities and you certainly should be checked. Some patients with a viral illness can get pain and swelling in the joints associat ... Read More
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not exactly: That is probably the quadriceps atrophy that a painful knee causes your noticing causing your thigh to appear slimmer less muscle, corrected in reh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: It really could be any number of things from inflammatory (arthritis) to a ligamentous injury. I would start by seeing my pcp.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A tho ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Milia
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Swollen knee: a swollen knee without trauma in a 22 year old female is usually activity related. If you don't remember an injury the three causes for swelling in mo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this.
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen. If you have not had an injury, the other possibilities include an inflammatory or infectious etiology. If you are ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
see details: Significant joint pain after trauma demands an evaluation, not a question over the internet to a doctor who cannot examine the knee or order tests to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
For starters...: Based on your post the first place you should go is to your primary care physician; although your complaints sound like there is a neurological compon ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nerve: Sounds like you have a nerve entrapment in the leg. Something could be pressing on the nerve. Need to see a doctor for exam, possible imaging or vascu ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Could be: You could have erythromelagia. See dermatologist to find out.

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