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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Cold Sores On My Right Knee

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

This is something : I think would be better handled by your primary doctor.If they feel it's herpes outbreak monthly or more frequently:you could be prescribed medication.This medince could be taken daily to supress frequent outbreaks. ...Read more

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I've had pain from my right knee down to my ankle what could cause this?

I've had pain from my right knee down to my ankle what could cause this?

Knee pain radiating: If u dont have swelling, redness or any limitation to movement of your knee and the knee pain is mainly radiating down to lower leg or ankle, it may be originating in your lower back. Associated symptoms like frequency, pressure in back, numbness, aggravating and relieving factors can be helpful in pinpointing source. Looks like you may benefit from an evaluation and some imaging for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My right knee hurts and swells if i walk a lot what could be the cause?

My right knee hurts and swells if i walk a lot what could be the cause?

Probably arthritis: Other causes might include bursitis or a blood clot, but pain and swelling are signs of arthritis, and that is the most likely diagnosis. Your doctor can help you make a more precise diagnosis and determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Pain outside of right knee when i straighten my leg. What can cause this?

Pain outside of right knee when i straighten my leg. What can cause this?

Iliotibial band: There are many conditions that can cause pain on the lateral side of the knee. Runners can get irritation of the iliotibial band which runs on the outside part of the knee. This will cause the knee to hurt particularly during extension. Other possible conditions include meniscal tears. If the knee swells or catches or locks, you should visit a physician. ...Read more

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My right knee hurts the back side really bad hurts wen I walk touch or rub it. What could the cause be?

My right knee hurts the back side really bad hurts wen I walk touch or rub it. What could the cause be?

Pain behind knee: When the focal area of knee pain is in the back (called the "poplieteal fossa"), one disorder to suspect is a large cyst behind the knee joint, which is known as a baker's cyst. An ultrasound test can be used to confirm this. Treatment is either wait and watch or surgical removal of the cyst. ...Read more

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What would cause a sharp, jabbing pain on right side of right knee only felt when kneeling? It almost feels like broken glass sticking into it.

What would cause a sharp, jabbing pain on right side of right knee only felt when kneeling? It almost feels like broken glass sticking into it.

Internal derangement: This could be internal derangement like a torn meniscus. It could also be a sprained medial collateral ligament. A thorough history and exam will usually identify the most likely cause. ...Read more

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Female with bad pain in side of right knee for last week at nite only. Very painful to turn while lying down. What can cause this. Thank you ?

Female with bad pain in side of right knee for last week at nite only. Very painful to turn while lying down. What can cause this. Thank you 
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A number of things.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, that area has tendons that become irritated with trauma, turning, overuse. Aspirin, rest, ice early and heat after 1 day are helpful. Physical therapy, orthopedist, if it is a persistent problem. ...Read more