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Swelling on thigh above knee

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pain in knee: Please have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedic surgeon. If there is delay in getting an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency facility.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Bernstein
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Inflammation: Anything that can cause a twist or pop in many joints can cause irritation leading to the inflammatory response. This response includes pain and swel... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
get checked out: Blood clot arthritis myositis infection bone tumor leukemia.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: Painful knees can cause you to alter your gait. Often the altered gait can then lead to hip and/or back pain.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes.: If your knee is producing fluid, which results in swelling, then that's a sign that there is probably something structurally wrong inside your knee. Y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Best have it seen to: By your pcp. You could have pulled a muscle in upper thigh or it could just be a hematoma (collection of blood), which will resolve by itself over 7-1... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Time for Orthopedist: Could be degenerative changes catching up w/you; overuse; new injury...Needs examination and possibly imaging study to see what is going on. See an or... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Knee injury: Perhaps you sustained an injury to your muscle or bled into the muscle or even sustained a fracture. Lots of possible causes of painful swelling above... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Could be a clot: could be a blood clot or a swelling from an insect bite. See your doctor for an evaluation.

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