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Dull aching pain behind knee right above the crease. Woke up with it?

Dull aching pain behind knee right above the crease.  Woke up with it?

Home remedy: Sounds very non -specific. Specific diagnosis difficult without physical exam of the area. Apply a little ice and take 600mg Ibuprofen with food. If not improving over next few days see PCP for a check up. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Lump and ache pain behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

Lump and ache pain  behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

Depends: Least likely cause is the bakers cyst as these are usually asymptomatic. The only way that a varicose vein could be felt as a lump is if it has clotted off in which case it usually would also be very painful. Therefore this could be a thrombosed varicose vein. Possibility of tumor can not be discounted as it is included in the differential. ...Read more

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Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Possibly: The ovarian 2.5 cm cyst is only one inch in diameter, but if it is sitting on a nerve that runs through your pelvis to your legs, you will get inguinal or radiating leg pain, depending on the nerve and its' distribution. Pose your question with the MD who diagnosed the cyst initially and if it is not a GYN MD then find one who is, that can examine you. ...Read more

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My husband for the past few months has had pain and aching behind his knees that keeps him up at night he has tried norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) flexaril, nsaid no help?

Knee pain: The list of causes for knee pain is extensive. The fact that he's not responding to a multitude of pain therapies, he should be evaluated by his physician to delineate the cause of his pain. It could be as simple as a politeal cyst, but it may not be. ...Read more

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Im have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

Im have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

Need a Dr to exam: you need a physician to exam your knee and images you might injured a ligaments before and this is aggravated now with specific movement you did you need x ray and possible MRI take it easy on you knee until you see dr and try to to put weight on it food luck ...Read more

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I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

This needs 2 B eval-: -by an orthopedic surgeon. It can B from mall alignment of your extensor mechanism 2 an arthritic problem. A hands on exan & imaging need B done. ...Read more

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I have moderate posterior knee pain on my right knee. It's a constant dry ache and i can't stand on it for long periods of time. What is this?

I have moderate posterior knee pain on my right knee. It's a constant dry ache and i can't stand on it for long periods of time. What is this?

Bakers cyst: There are a number of possibilities and you may want to be checked. Among the more common causes is known as a bakers cyst, which is a herniation of the posterior aspect of the knee capsule between two tendons in the back of the knee. The cyst is sometes associated with internal derangement of the knee such as a tear of the meniscus, so again, consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here.And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here.And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Can be too active.: If you exercise a lot, like bike riding, this can cause pain in your thighs and legs. It would explain your knee pain also. A lot of bending over, like during housework or gardening, can do it too. I would say take it easy for a few days, and if your pain persists, see your doctor to see if there is some other cause. Some simple painkillers, like Aspirin or tylemol, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning thats worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning thats worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: may be Bakers cyst ,tendonitis,hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots , bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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I think I have a virus. Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness. Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.

I think I have a virus.  Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness.  Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.

Likely flu: That sounds like a flu, however reactive arthritis may happen with other viral infections. Check with your doctor to exclude strep as well since it could also effect joints, cause fever, but even more dangerously, cause heart and kidney problems. ...Read more

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Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Left knee pain started 7 days ago after running. Dull ache, occasional sharp pain, hurts to put pressure around knee cap or on sides. Fairly constant ache last 4 days. Recommendations?

Heat/ ice pack: I presume you have tried ice pack then heating pad. Have you tried NSAID? It is also possible that you may have ended up with knee injury or just the beginning of osteoarthritis. If the problem persists or gets worse, it is best to consult an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Neck and lower back pain and stomach ache and knee pain?

Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit. ...Read more

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Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but i don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.

Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but i don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.

Knee pain at night: Causes may be multifactorial: vascular, radicular from the lower back, autoimmune, inflammatory, referral from the hips, electrolyte imbalance. Have a thorough check up ! ...Read more

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I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

Investigate why?: Sounds like it could be a Bakers cyst! These are knee fluid collection in a cyst behind the knee, likely as a result of trauma, wear and tear,i.e. A torn meniscus?, should get an MRI to better understand why this is occurring!A support may make it worse! Need to find out what causes the fluid buildup up! May need to aspirated knee, please see a rheumatologist or Ortho, Best! ...Read more