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My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

Varicose vein: If your veins are distended or tender you may have varicose veins. If so, they may be associated with some tenderness. If there is pain in the lower extremities, you should check with your physician to ensure you do not have any deep vein thromboses (clots in the legs). ...Read more

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I discovered a very deep and dark purple bruise behind my knee 2 days ago...It is swollen a bit and very sore. I do not remember hitting or banging it?

I discovered a very deep and dark purple bruise behind my knee 2 days ago...It is swollen a bit and very sore. I do not remember hitting or banging it?

Post knee bruise: Not unusual to have spontaneous rupture of a posterior knee cyst,without a history of trauma. expect bruising and discomfort to resolve gradually . Avoid activities and positions that produce increased discomfort. Use ice , alleve for 7- 10 days ...Read more

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I am 45 years old with a nickel size bruise behind my knee...it is painful to touch. Area is tender but not red and slightly swollen. 6 flights recent?

I am 45 years old with a nickel size bruise behind my knee...it is painful to touch. Area is tender but not red and slightly swollen. 6 flights recent?

Please get examined.: The examination should include a careful physical examination, ultrasound, & lab tests. This should be dealt with with all haste. Please let me know the results of your evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi Doc. I'm a 26 year old female. Have no history of injury. I recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. No swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. It comes and goes without warning

Hi Doc. I'm a 26 year old female. Have no history of injury. I recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. No swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. It comes and goes without warning

Plantaris muscle : The plantaris muscle starts just above the back of your knee and goes down to your Achilles tendon at the heel. It is right in the middle of your calf. It doesn't stretch well. If overstretched It could give symptoms similar to what you described. Stretching the calf muscles by letting heels drop with balls of feet on a step usually helps. ...Read more

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I have soreness behind my knee without an injury and no redness,swelling or warmth.

I have soreness behind my knee without an injury and no redness,swelling or warmth.

May be Bakers cyst: Even if you see no swelling it could be a tendinitis behind the knee or arthritis in your knee. Often a Baker cyst occurs with arthritis of the knee ...Read more

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Why does my leg hurt behind my knee?

Tendon : It depends. There tendons and muscles that insert there, and you may have an injury. If it worsens or doesn't show improvement over the next several days, you can visit your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

I have multiple painful lumps behind my knee.

Lymph nodes?: Painful bumps behind the knee could be lymph nodes, which generally appear in response to local inflammation or infection, below that knee for example, like in the shin, calf or foot. If there's no infection or inflammation evident, or if they've been there for more than two weeks, you need to see a local doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell walking and now pain behind my knee, what is it?

Se orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Inner side, behind my knee hurts so much. Is there anything you recommend?

Inner side, behind my knee hurts so much. Is there anything you recommend?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Heard a pop behind my knee. Sharp pain in the middle of the back of my knee.

Consult doctor: It could be ruptured muscle ,or ruptured cyst which can be confirmed by scan , please discuss with your physician . ...Read more

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When I sit down "criss-cross-applesauce" I get a pain on the right side (behind my knee). It happens if I land wrong too. Can this be a problem?

Possible: Pain behind the knee can be from tendons, hamstrings especially, which insert onto the back of the knee or possibly a Bakers" Cyst which can "pop out" from the knee. It is the synovial lining of your knee. Less likely would be a blood clot, but this would not come and go and it would be associated with swelling. ...Read more

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I fell, since then my leg is painful behind my knee. It radiates up and down a bit. It is worst when fully extended and when changing positions.

I fell, since then my leg is painful behind my knee.  It radiates up and down a bit.  It is worst when fully extended and when changing positions.

Sprain: Sprain of muscle or ligament is likely. If there is swelling, discoloration or severe tenderness, have your physician examine you. Otherwise, try cold applications for 48 hours and then heat; NSAIDS like ibuprofen and wearing a ACE knee brace should help. ...Read more

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Bruise behind my knee, what is this?

Bruise behind my knee, what is this?

A bruise: If it causes pain and does not improve, then have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Pain behind my knee when i sit to long. Also hurts when i try to bend it?

Pain behind my knee when i sit to long. Also hurts when i try to bend it?

Baker's cyst: By far the most common cause for pain in this location is a benign baker's cyst. These sit between the hamstring muscle/ tendon group and the calf (gastrocsoleus) muscles. Most common cause iskneearthritis w/ a degenerative meniscus ( cartilage) tear. The tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and allow joint fluid to escape into the back of the knee and form the cyst. ...Read more

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Is a bulge behind my knee a symptom of knee injury in the front?

Is a bulge behind my knee a symptom of knee injury in the front?

Yes it could be: Many time people come because of the blug behind the knee or the side of the knee, we take MRI we find meniscus tear or arthitis.Thanks. ...Read more