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What could cause extreme pain on the outer part of my knee, lower thigh and calf?

What could cause extreme pain on the outer part of my knee, lower thigh and calf?

Some thoughts...: This sounds like ileotibial band syndrome (itb syndrome) the it band is a broad band of fascia that runs along the outer part of your thigh to below the knee. It holds the muscle in, but can create a friction syndrome and a bursitis along the outer part of the knee. This pain can be very sharp. Stretching as well as foam roller therapy and rest can be useful to prevent this condition. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Had blood clot in right leg on blood thinner, tonite had sharpe pain top of right hip and lower right side of tummy. What could b the cause of pain?

Had blood clot in right leg on blood thinner, tonite had sharpe pain top of right hip and lower right side of tummy. What could b the cause of pain?

DId it go away?: If the pain went away within an hour or so, it's unlikely to be anything serious. If the pain persists, or gets worse, then it could be abnormal bleeding within your abdominal wall, or within your abdominal cavity. These would be reasons to seek prompt medical attention, in case your blood thinner medication needs to be adjusted. ...Read more

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I keep getting large muscle spasms right below my buttock on my right leg and top of the back of my thigh. It twitches strongly. What is the cause?

I keep getting large muscle spasms right below my buttock on my right leg and top of the back of my thigh. It twitches strongly. What is the cause?

Muscle twitches: need to be checked out w/your doc to rule out medical conditions. After that consider asking him/her about taking magnesium as a supplement. Magnesium is often low when muscle twitches are a symptom. He/she can measure it via a lab test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

See your physician: Hip and lower leg pain can have many causes, ranging from minor to serious. See your physician for an evaluation to find the specific cause that is affecting you so that you can get proper treatment for it. ...Read more

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Tingling in my left leg below knee mostly in ankle and foot. Last nite I lay down on my left side and the lower leg kind of burned?

Tingling in my left leg below knee mostly in ankle and foot. Last nite I lay down on my left side and the lower leg kind of burned?

Tingling in the: ankle and foot could be due to a pinch nerve in your leg or mose commonly from your lower back. See a back specialist and have it looked at. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad  on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back ,what could it be?Josh

Lower back pains and swelling on the left side of my back ,what could it be?Josh

May B swollen due 2-: -muscle spasm. It could feel swollen & the muscle is hard not soft compared 2 the opposite side. C an ortho 4 eval & imaging. ...Read more

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I have a once in a blue moon sharp leg pain on the side of my leg jst below knee bu on side of my leg?

I have a once in a blue moon sharp leg pain on the side of my leg jst below knee bu on side of my leg?

No ?: That's a statement not a question. Even that is very vague. A much more detailed ?Is needed. Is it related 2 an activity, weather, exact location, ache or tender 2 touch, related 2 moving the knee. If u get 2 an orthopedic surg when it's sore an exam will b the best way to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ihave bruise on the back of my leg above and below the knee. I have pain on the outside of my knee and hurt it running in sports.

Ihave bruise on the back of my leg above and below the knee. I have pain on the outside of my knee and hurt it running in sports.

Bruises can occur: in the legs without very much of an injury/without remembering what the injury was. They generally get better within a few days. Hot water bottle can speed resorption of blood. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in top part of left leg while laying flat on your back?

What causes numbness and tingling in top part of left leg while laying flat on your back?

Possi.nerve compress: Possibly either left sciatic or left peroneal nerve may be compressing in your laying position causing tingling in left foot. ...Read more

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Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

Could be serious.: Hemihypertrophy can mean a difference in length of the leg as well as girth of the leg. If you have suddenly noticed a difference in girth with searing calf pain and pitting edema, you need to go to the ER immediately because of the possibility of a blood clot. I believe in playing it safe since failure to treat could have devastating consequences. ...Read more

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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios . The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain along top of my left thigh, starts from top of hip and is worse above my knee. Also sore around outer side of the knee. ?

I have excruciating pain along top of my left thigh,  starts from top of hip and is worse above my knee.  Also sore around outer side of the knee.  ?

Pain: The pain is likely related to irritaition to your tensor fascia latae and illioitbial band. This is the muscle and fascia that keep your glutes and quads together. The band can get strained. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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