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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

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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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 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 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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I keep having knee pain behind my knee 18 months post op. Acl reconstruction, what do I do?

Several reasons: When you tear your acl you not only injury the ligament but can also damage the joint capsule & joint surface. I would discuss this with your doctor to find out what was found out at surgery. In the interim i would suggest mild anti-inflammatories, ice it at night. Continue to stretch and do low impact exercises. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

See physician: Physical examination by physician and then usually doppler ultraasound for confirmation. Sometimes pain in this area can be caused by baker cyst, collection of synovial fluid. ...Read more

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I am 24.Woke up to knee pain. Knees buckling, tender to the touch and slightly swollen. Hurts to bend and straighten. What could be the cause?

I am 24.Woke up to knee pain. Knees buckling, tender to the touch and slightly swollen. Hurts to bend and straighten. What could be the cause?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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