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The back of my right knee has been very swollen for quite some time and is very firm to the touch. What could be the cause ?

The back of my right knee has been very swollen for quite some time and is very firm to the touch.  What could be the cause ?

Baker's cyst: It may be a baker's cyst (also called a popliteal cyst) among other possibilities. Have it evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Have pain in Right knee more painful when sitting with knee bent feel warm to touch appears swollen didn't hurt it in any way what cause this ?

Have pain in Right knee more painful when sitting with knee  bent  feel warm to touch appears swollen  didn't hurt it in any way what cause this ?

Knee: Consider both bursitis and patellofemoral syndrome which are inflammatory causes of knee pain caused by a sudden change in activity or sometimes by improper exercise technique. Rest, ice and ceasing the offending activity for two weeks may help. ...Read more

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After sitting for a while with my right leg tucked under mg right knee i stood up and my calf was red swollen and felt heavy. What can cause this?

After sitting for a while with my right leg tucked under mg right knee i stood up and my calf was red swollen and felt heavy. What  can cause this?

Compressed veins: When you bend your leg underneath you can compress the veins behind your knee. This can cause the blood to back up into your calf. There is the chance that you may even form a blood clot. However, if the swelling resolved quickly then you are probably ok. If you have continued swelling and pain you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi! i've bin xperiencng pain in my right knee almost every month. only aspirin eases the pain.both legs are often swollen.wat cud b the cause? thanks!

Hi! i've bin xperiencng pain in my right knee almost every month. only aspirin eases the pain.both legs are often swollen.wat cud b the cause? thanks!

This is only able 2-: -B diagnosed by hands on xam including Hx & imaging. There is a benign tumor usually Cn in kids, an osteoid osteoma, that is specific to complete relief from aspirin. Kids as young as 1 yr will learn the word aspirin, or pull mom 2 the medicine cabinet 4 aspirin. It's that specific, & a diagnostic sign 2 search 4 it. ...Read more

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My right knee feels really swollen, could I have torn something?

My right knee feels really swollen, could I have torn something?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Some time I get a short thobbin pain in my right knee it appears swollen some time with a small knot in the back of the knee?

Some time I get a   short thobbin pain in my right knee  it appears swollen some time with a small knot in the back of the knee?

Bakers cyst: A bakers cyst can be found behind the knee. Half the time it is associated with a torn cartilage in the knee, half the time it just happens. It's like a hernia of the joint capsule in the back of the knee. Generally it gets larger when you're more active. Most are not painful unless they are very large and are pushing on something else or rupture. If it keeps bothering you, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have sporadic, pain on the outside of my right knee, it is swollen and stiff and pops when i extend it after resting, it comes and goes every cpl wks?

I have sporadic, pain on the outside of my right knee, it is swollen and stiff and pops when i extend it after resting, it comes and goes every cpl wks?

Possible bursitis : It might be possible this is associated with bursitis which is an inflammation of an inside knee bursae( like a protective sac) which could be caused by injuries, overuse, infection or inflammatory disease. If you have suffered any injuries ligament or meniscus tear is another possibility, but for final determination it is good to be seen. Meds like Ibuprofen usually help. If not better get seen. ...Read more