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A 30-year-old female asked:

Sciatic like pain stiff sore knee.no visible redness/swelling.when to worry about fluid on knee or something bad?just saw dr for calf pain.blood fine.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Don't worry: I would not worry so much as just that you might want to be seen for a specific diagnosis and treatment options. As you mentioned, it can be a variation of a sciatica, which is leg pain caused by an irritation if a nerve in the back; or it can be from something in the leg itself. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely yield the correct diagnosis.

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Last updated Apr 4, 2016

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