A 34-year-old male asked:
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34yr old with pain behind right knee into top of calf when bending leg or walking. dont see any bruising or swelling. how to tell if its a blood clot?

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Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potential diagnosis: Bakers cyst (possibly irritating the nearby nerves or vessels resulting in the tingling, baker's cysts are often associated w/ meniscus (cartilage) tears), blood clot (dvt), stress fracture, muscle/tendon strain, herniated disc (in back causing knee pain). W/ your symptoms i rec you seek advice from your pcp or ortho as soon as you can. Either of these physicians can order further tests if necess.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound: The only way to definitively say if you have a DVT or not is to have an ultrasound performed.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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