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Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

What happened first?: What happened before the lumps appeared? Were you stung/bitten by an insect? Had you rubbed against some plants/weeds? We need more information to provide the best answer. Possibly using topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or taking zyrtec/benadryl/claritin by mouth will resolve issue, but fp should see lumps & get complete history. ...Read more

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Itchy small blisters in the back of my left knee, from 4 days. Is it serious?

Itchy small blisters in the back of my left knee, from 4 days. Is it serious?

Contact dermatitis?: Do you have poison ivy in your area? Did you come in contact with plastic, metal, or chemicals in that area of your leg? It sounds like your skin may be reacting to something it came in contact with. If it is painful, or has a cloudy pus-like discharge, or you have fever, get seen to rule out infections. Otherwise, wash it well and try hydrocortisone cream 2x/day. ...Read more

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I have sores on my right armpit and leg and on my left knee they are itchy at night and leak clear fluids. I don't know what they are or how to help.

I have sores on my right armpit and leg and on my left knee they are itchy at night and leak clear fluids. I don't know what they are or how to help.

Clear fluid is prob: Nothing. Cells contain fluid as does the space around the cells so this may be nothing. But sores concern me. I would see dermatologist to determine cause of sores, Apply topical antibiotic and cover with bandaid until you see someone. If lesions heal with topicals you may be scratching at night and opening your skin. Check any animals for fleas ...Read more

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I recently developed a swollen, painful, stiff left knee, but have no history of trauma to the joint. Any ideas for the cause?

I recently developed a swollen, painful, stiff left knee, but have no history of trauma to the joint. Any ideas for the cause?

Time 4 medical eval.: There are several possible causes of atraumatic knee swelling and pain. Inflammatory arthritis, degenerative arthritis, gout, and infection are a few of the possibilities. A visit to your physician should be able to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Bent slightly at knees at heard a pop in left knee. Swollen knee and tendon goes to to left not straight from patella to tibia. Eds classical. Cause?

Bent slightly at knees at heard a pop in left knee. Swollen knee and tendon goes to to left not straight from patella to tibia. Eds classical. Cause?

Eds?: Not familiar w/ abbreviation. Sounds like u subluxated your patella (kneecap) though. Sorry didn't realize you had ehler's danlos syndrome. .. Now I understand. As you know very well your joints are 'looser' than ' normal' joints and kneecaps can 'slip' out of place w/ the stresses of squatting.See your ors for evaluation and quad strengthening/ patellar bracing if needed. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My left knee is swollen and I don't know why?

My left knee is swollen and I don't know why?

Arthritis!: You need to see a doctor, especially someone in rheumatology. The fluid enlarging the joint needs special analysis. But you defininitely need evaluation! ...Read more

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I run about 2 miles daily. The inside of my left knee started hurting. Now hurts if I bend and is swollen.?

I run about 2 miles daily. The inside of my left knee started hurting. Now hurts if I bend and is swollen.?

Meniscus tear?: The description of your pain is concerning for a meniscus tear.
This is a tear of the cartilage ring on the inside of the knee. These tears commonly cause swelling and pain.
If it persists, it is worth getting a MRI to evaluate for a tear that may require further treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the middle of my left knee especially when I kneel on it. But it's not stiff or swollen or even hot only some pain. What it could be?

I have a pain in the middle of my left knee especially when I kneel on it. But it's not stiff or swollen or even hot only some pain. What it could be?

Central Knee Pain: One thing comes to mind: bursitis. There are sacs over the patella which can get irritated for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes they swell and sometimes not. If you are not having any locking, catching, giving out I would try some over the counter anti-inflammatory and ice the knee. ...Read more

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My left knee has become really hot and it's swollen under (lower) part of the knee. I have not falling or twist my knee. What's going on?

My left knee has become really hot and it's swollen under (lower) part of the knee. I have not falling or twist my knee. What's going on?

See: Your doctor. Need an eval of a red warm jt. Could be infection, gout, or other inflammatory process. Need an eval to be sure. ...Read more

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It's my left knee that is swollen I'm not sure if it's from a twist but certainly not of fall I don't know what to do the pain is here thanks?

It's my left knee that is swollen I'm not sure if it's from a twist but certainly not of fall I don't know what to do the pain is here thanks?

Need exam: Swelling means inflammation. You can have a meniscal tear, ligament issues, arthritic changes within the knee. If the swelling doesn't go away with some short rest, ice, anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, then see your doc or orthopedic specialist. It might be time for an mri. X-rays only show boney problems, and most knee issues are soft-tissue related. ...Read more

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I hit my left knee hard today now its swollen and I can't bare weight on it or bend it the pain is on the right side of my knee should I be concerned?

I hit my left knee hard today now its swollen and I can't bare weight on it or bend it the pain is on the right side of my knee should I be concerned?

Reasonable concern: If you truly cannot bend the knee or bear weight then the injury is sufficient to be concerned.

Whether or not you need immediate attention would be impossible to say based on limited information. Often one can elevate, ice and rest for 48-72 hrs to see if it improves.

One reason to seek medical attention would be if there was an open wound associated with the injury.

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My left knee nade a poping sign and now it is dwollem like a grapfruit. What can I do to help the pain and the swollen ndone ir do I need to go to dr?

My left knee nade a poping sign and now it is dwollem like a grapfruit. What can I do to help the pain and the swollen ndone ir do I need to go to dr?

See Doctor: Hello I would see a doctor since you are describing that your knee is swollen and there is pain. I am concerned about a septic knee joint. Especially if the knee is getting warmer and red. Septic knees require IV antibiotics. You should go to an urgent care center or ER to have a doctor look at your knee. ...Read more