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My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

Baker's cyst: Baker's or popliteal cysts are pockets of fluid behind the knees (inside the body) which can create discomfort or a sensation of fullness. It would be uncommon to have cysts in both knees, but anything it possible. Knee pain can also be caused from structural problems in the back, hips or ankles/feet. An orthopedist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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I hv a leg pain last 15-20days.this pain in my left leg.the pain start from my behind the knee and calf and half foot.pain start from evening till mor?

I hv a leg pain last 15-20days.this pain in my left leg.the pain start from my behind the knee and calf and half foot.pain start from evening till mor?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I've been having sense of fullness in my left leg behind my knee, its obvious I should see a doctor but in the meantime are there any over-the-counter leg pain reliever?

I've been having sense of fullness in my left leg behind my knee, its obvious I should see a doctor but in the meantime are there any over-the-counter leg pain reliever?

Let me try to help: Although I have no definite diagnosis, you could some Motrin and apply moist heat on it , avoid squatting and strenuous activity involving the knee. Please check it out as soon as you can. Than you. ...Read more

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Bubbling feeling in groin area like i can feel the blood flowing with upper leg pain and pain behind my knee what could it be?

Bubbling feeling in groin area like i can feel the blood flowing with upper leg pain and pain behind my knee what could it be?

Hernia vs vascular : your symptoms can be related to an inguinal hernia. Or also possibly a vascular lesion such as an aneurysm. You should have a surgeon examine you ...Read more

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Left leg pain, began in calf now behind knee and groin and back of leg. Normal D Dimer and leg ultrasound. What else could it be? Haven't strained it.

Left leg pain, began in calf now behind knee and groin and back of leg. Normal D Dimer and leg ultrasound. What else could it be? Haven't strained it.

Leg pain: Could be sciatica, Baker's cyst, synovial cyst , femoral acetabular impingement syndrome if athletic. or ilio-tibla band( though that is usually lateral pain) syndrome. Hernias usually cause groin/upper thigh pain but pain has unusual distributions. May also be from intracranial HTN. Discuss with you doctor, ask if NSAIDS/neurontin /lyrica may help if from nerve involvment.. ...Read more

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I have pain in my leg for a month..the leg pain seems to move around from calf to behind knee and thigh and side of hip..pain in my butt cheek comes a?

I have pain in my leg for a month..the leg pain seems to move around from calf to behind knee and thigh and side of hip..pain in my butt cheek comes a?

Nerve?: Could be a pinched nerve (spinal stenosis, spur, inflammation, tight muscle). Blood clot in the leg is another thought, but usually associated with some swelling and certain risk factors. An exam and further details on the nature and timing of pain will reveal more information and help guide successful treatment. ...Read more

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Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Possibly: The ovarian 2.5 cm cyst is only one inch in diameter, but if it is sitting on a nerve that runs through your pelvis to your legs, you will get inguinal or radiating leg pain, depending on the nerve and its' distribution. Pose your question with the MD who diagnosed the cyst initially and if it is not a GYN MD then find one who is, that can examine you. ...Read more

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Children knee and leg pain?

Children knee and leg pain?

ARTHALGIA: If pe is negative, then it can only be growing pains. Needs a complete checkup with peds to say he is ok. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have post chemotherapy knee/leg pain?

Is it normal to have post chemotherapy knee/leg pain?

Yes: It can be very normal depending on the chemotherapy type you received. Some of my patients will complain of joint pains for several weeks. It can be do to the use of steroids in a treatment regimen. Most of my patients do get better from joint pains rather quickly. ...Read more

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I'm having leg pain below the knee. This is being started after I bowl in the cricket.

I'm having  leg pain below the knee. This is being started after I bowl in the cricket.

Varies: Multiple potential causes including possible muscle, ligament or tendon strain, a sciatica from an irritation of a nerve in the back is another possibility. Be seen if it does not quickly clear up with rest, ice, elevation. ...Read more

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How come I have severe leg pain below my knees?

Get evaluated: There are numerous possible causes of knee area pain. Have the issue evaluated and then you will know. ...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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What could cause of leg pain from hip to knee be?

What could cause of leg pain from hip to knee be?

Radiculopathy: Can be referred pain from the spine(like a pinched nerve), can be pain from the hip. Can be local problem in the muscle or bone in the area. ...Read more

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Can using a laptop on your knees give you leg pain?

Unlikely: Your may feel stiffness if you sit in one place for prolonged periods but not significant pain. ...Read more

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What is causing my leg pain between my ankle and knee?

What is causing my leg pain between my ankle and knee?

Many things : Can be the cause including a clot which is usually present in the calf region, tendonitis can occur, shin splints, stree fracture, poor circulation is a possibility but less common for your age group. ...Read more