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What would cause soreness in the back of left leg above calf in the crease no other symptoms?

What would cause soreness in the back of left leg above calf in the crease no other symptoms?

Tendon/baker's cyst: There are several things that can cause pain behind the knee. The most common are muscle or tendon strains or a Baker's cyst. The good news is that they are treated pretty much the same way with ice, rest, compression and elevation. If you have this pain with calf or ankle swelling you need US to rule out DVT but if it just behind the knee then the problem will usually resolve in time. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes pain in the left side of neck?

What causes pain in the left side of neck?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the top of right hand and swellng in right lower leg ?

What causes swelling at the top of right hand and swellng in right lower leg ?

Swelling leg anhand: Swelling could be caused by a number of things. Was there any trauma? Could be hypertension dvt, heart disease, kidney failure. Elevate both above the heart to see if a reduction is noted. If not, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Lt Leg Swells-SI Jt?: I have not commonly witnessed patients with the dx of SI joint pain ( with evidence of sclerosis on x-ray or other imaging studies) complain of pain or swelling below their knees. Usually I hear that symptoms stop in the upper or mid back of thigh. Ask your medical provider to look at other diagnoses before pinning the swelling on SI joint sclerosis. You might just have atypical SI Jt pain pres. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain in my right outer thigh?

What's the cause of pain in my right outer thigh?

Maybe bursitis: The stabilizer on the outside of your thigh is the long iliotibial band running from hip to knee. It tightens if overused and not stretched. It runs over a lubricating packet (bursa) just below the curve of your hip where the bone sticks out to allow attachment of your thigh muscles. When bursas inflame, they're excruciating to touch. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and plan. It's treatable. ...Read more

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Unexplained swelling of lateral side of right ankle?

Unexplained swelling of  lateral side of right ankle?

Is there pain?: You could have an ankle sprain, you could have a tear in a peroneal tendon, or tenosynovitis of one. The could be excess fat tissue that you think is swelling. Knowing if there was pain and when it hurts would help. ...Read more

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What causes pain and some swelling in the lower right front of my neck?

What causes pain and some swelling in the lower right front of my neck?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain in the calf and thigh muscles of both legs?

Lots of things: Severe calf pain can be due to intermittant claudication which you must address due to poor circulation. Upper thigh pain can also be due to poor circulation especially if you are a past smoker. Overexercise which causes cramping, and lack of stretching may also be a cause. Arthridities and neuromuscular disorders should also be addressed. I would see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling in the left side of my neck?

What could cause swelling in the left side of my neck?

See answer: The most common cause of a swelling in the side of the neck is an enlarged lymph node, due to a recent infection in the the throat or else where, In this case it is often tender. Other causes of a neck mass or enlarged lymph nodes are possible.** If the swelling persists or increases you must see a physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Causes of pain and aching in inner right hip/groin area, right glute and inner/back of thigh?

Causes of pain and aching in inner right hip/groin area, right glute and inner/back of thigh?

Trauma,Inflammation&: Pain in the are you described can be due to trauma whole exercising or sports , Inflammation in that area like tendinitis or myositis.And infection under the skin or in the lymph nodes and rarely tumors . It can only be diagnosed by taking a detailed history and examination ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left side of head?

What causes pain in the left side of head?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes lateral numbness, edema in pain in knee?

What causes lateral numbness, edema in pain in knee?

Internal: derangement of the knee joint including cartilage teats of the ACL, PCL, lateral ligament or infrapatellar tendinitis. Trauma can also cause effusion or hemarthrosis ( blood in the knee joint ). No matter what you must be examined and x-rayed, probably will need an MRI or a diagnostic aspiration of the joint fluid. Call for an orthopedic consultation asap. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe pain in the left leg near groin area?

Strain or sprain: It can be due to sudden stretching of leg or a abnormal movement during a work or walking or running. It can aslo be due hip joint refereed pain, other possibility can be refereed pain due stone in kidney. Being female can be related to GYN issues as well So your doctor for a detail exam ...Read more

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What causes severe stabbing pain in groin area of right leg with no injury?

Repetitive stress: 29 y male with unilateral "stabbing" groin pain absent infection signs or symptoms might have soft tissue disorder such as an inguinal hernia, groin muscle tendonitis, or a repetitive stress injury like Sartorious Symdrome. An Osteopath would be the type of doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

See physician : Swelling of the muscle can indicate myosotis - this can be related to injury or systemic reaction. Best to get it looked at. ...Read more

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Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Tendonitis: tendonitis is common below the kneecap. Ice is good to decrease swelling. VMO exercises also helpful to prevent further issues. ...Read more

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Cause of pain in left breasr?

Cause of pain in left breasr?

Growth vs trauma: Single breast pain can be from growth, contusion, fibro cystic disease, mastitis, abscess or changing bras. If the pain persists or you develop other symptoms then you need to have an exam and further testing by your doctor. If any deformities or knots then you need to seek out your doctor now. ...Read more