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Dull aching pain behind knee right above the crease. Woke up with it?

Dull aching pain behind knee right above the crease. Woke up with it?

Home remedy: Sounds very non -specific. Specific diagnosis difficult without physical exam of the area. Apply a little ice and take 600mg Ibuprofen with food. If not improving over next few days see PCP for a check up. ...Read more

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29 f, prolactinoma not yet treated. Heavy leg today, asleep 4 min upon standing, dull ache/burn behind knee and weakness when walking. Could be DVT?

29 f, prolactinoma not yet treated. Heavy leg today, asleep 4 min upon standing, dull ache/burn behind knee and weakness when walking. Could be DVT?

Be seen: There are a myriad of reasons for the symptoms you are describing, including vascular. You should be seen in order to evaluate these potential findings. Please promptly see a physician/health care provider. ...Read more

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After standing for a while or when running, I get a dull ache behind my leg--in the tops of my calves, right under the back of my knees. Why?

After standing for a while or when running, I get a dull ache behind my leg--in the tops of my calves, right under the back of my knees. Why?

Achilles Tendonitis: Probable achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help to. If it doesn't get better visit your local doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Constant pain and dull ache on outer left calf and behind knee (popliteal area). Also, getting spasm on inner calf while at rest. Rest not helping?

Constant pain and dull ache on outer left calf and behind knee (popliteal area). Also, getting spasm on inner calf while at rest. Rest not helping?

Probably sprain, or: Could be something called a Baker's cyst. An ultrasound would help figure that out. Try ice to area 15 min/hr and take ibuprofen and continue to rest. This should help within a week or so if it is a sprain. ...Read more

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Behind knee a bit sore and stiff and it clicks sometimes?

Behind knee a bit sore and stiff and it clicks sometimes?

Knee: Knee pain can be for multiple reasons. Clicking though is from a part of the knee being stretched or moved. Possibilities include hamstring pull, synovial membrane fold, Bakers cyst, cartiledge damage. ...Read more

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Random ache behind knee when laying down or walking what could this be?

Random ache behind knee when laying down or walking what could this be?

Baker cyst or tendon: Behind the knee suggest such things as a Baker cyst, bursitis, tendinitis, even consider a popliteus muscle syndrome to name a few. There are vascular structure, neurologic structures there. You need to see your physician and get an evaluation so one can decide which of these may be involved in these symptoms ...Read more

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What could be wrong? I bend my knee with weight or move it to quick to the side I get sharp pain then a dull ache on the inside of my knee

What could be wrong? I bend my knee with weight or move it to quick to the side I get sharp pain then a dull ache on the inside of my knee

Joint pain: Joint pain is difficult to deal with by patients and difficult to treat by doctors many times. If otc treatment modalities and physical therapy hasn't helped, you may need to go to the doctors. ...Read more

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My knee hurts but the upper part of it. When I bend it it hurts a lot and any other time its a dull ache, this is the first time it has hurt this much?

Could be tendinitis: This could be symptom of tendinitis, bursitis, or patellar arthritis. If it is affecting your daily activities, it should be evaluated by your primary physician, orthopedist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Keep getting pain in left leg from behind/side the knee down. No other feeling, just more like an ache. Notice it when I sit down only.

May be a cyst: You may have a popliteal cyst. These aren't generally dangerous. They can be detected on US, if the discomfort is very painful, I'd go in and have a physician's exam. ...Read more

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Pain/dull aching of right knee when seated, or when bending of the right knee in any way. Usually fine when lying down or walking though?

Pain/dull aching of right knee when seated, or when bending of the right knee in any way. Usually fine when lying down or walking though?

See doctor: Sound like you have had some evaluation of this knee. Ask your doctor to refer you to orthopedic. Something has been missed here. Try that and let’s see if the problem can be found ...Read more

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I'm have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

I'm have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

Need a Dr to exam: You need a physician to exam your knee and images you might injured a ligaments before and this is aggravated now with specific movement you did
you need x ray and possible MRI
take it easy on you knee until you see dr and try to to put weight on it
food luck ...Read more

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I have knee pain on and off for years. Dull ache on left side of knee cap. Getting more frequent and worse. What could it be?

This needs 2 B eval-: -by an orthopedic surgeon. It can B from mall alignment of your extensor mechanism 2 an arthritic problem. A hands on exan & imaging need B done. ...Read more

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My wife (26 yrs old, 5' 4'', 130 lbs, excercises 3+ times a week) has recently been complaining of dull, aching pain in her hips, radiating down her thighs, and in her knees when she is tired. It seems to occur most often when she has been standing all da

My wife (26 yrs old, 5' 4'', 130 lbs, excercises 3+ times a week) has recently been complaining of dull, aching pain in her hips, radiating down her thighs, and in her knees when she is tired. It seems to occur most often when she has been standing all da

What is your wife's: Medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, pregnancy histories? Also what meds, allergies does she have? Is she pregnant now? Anyone standing all day will complain of postural weakness, unless they can sit also. So, please provide more history so we can help you better. Thanks! ...Read more

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I have a constant ache behind the knee. Could this be popliteal aneurysm?

I have a constant ache behind the knee. Could this be popliteal aneurysm?

It is possible: A constant ache behind the knee can be due to many things including a popliteal artery aneurysm. Pain behind the knee is most commonly due to orthopedic problems such as a baker's cyst.
An ultrasound can easily diagnose a baker's cyst or a popliteal artery aneurysm. ...Read more

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Dull aching pain in lower back, groin, and down to knees? Do I have cancer or leaukimia?

Dull aching pain in lower back, groin, and down to knees? Do I have cancer or leaukimia?

? Hernia? Back Disc: Unlikely cancer! sometimes small groin hernias will push on nerves very early, before you can feel a lump, and cause the kind of pain that you're describing. Another possibility is a herniated disc in your back, pressing on the nerves to go to these areas. You need to see a physician to sort this out, may need x-rays, and perhaps even a referral to a specialist. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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Ache pain in my legs at night. It hurts a lot especially calves and behind knees. Any suggestions?

Ache pain in my legs at night. It hurts a lot especially calves and behind knees. Any suggestions?

Maybe cramps....: I agree with your primary dr.'s answer, but two things also need be considered. Phlebitis is more active at night because of dehydration and immbolity. And the veins of your leg cross behind your knee at the upper calf level. Then finally, a baker's cuyst may be presentm but can be excluded by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Swollen glads or lympnodes behind left knee constant ache but only real pain if kneel on it? Been like four months?

Swollen glads or lympnodes behind left knee constant ache but only real pain if kneel on it? Been like four months?

Needs to be checked: You have had these symptoms for four months. I suggest you consult your doctor to find out what is causing the constant pain. It is unusual to have swollen glands behind knee and that needs to be checked as well. You need to have examination after a detailed history. And may need other tests like MRI and blood tests etc, to make a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee 2 months ago. Still feels tight behind knee and sore, especially after doing activity. What could be going on?

Hyperextended knee 2 months ago. Still feels tight behind knee and sore, especially after doing activity. What could be going on?

Chronic tear: With hyperextension, you could have partially torn a tendon, muscle, or ligament around the knee. Here is a link to potential injuries. Http://www. Physioadvisor. Com. Au/7660150/knee-pain-knee-injury-diagnosis-physioadvisor. Htm

I personally recommend massage therapy with physical therapy for chronic pain syndromes. If this doesn't work, you will need a more in depth evaluation. ...Read more

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Aching behind knees at night. Have a superficial varicose vein. Could that be causing it? Worried it may be PAD, and I'm about to start oral BC.

Aching behind knees at night. Have a superficial varicose vein. Could that be causing it? Worried it may be PAD, and I'm about to start oral BC.

See Vein Specialist.: It is very unlikely that you would have PAD at 25 years old. The varicose vein may be a source of your problem but because you have a vein does not mean that it is causing problems. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation before starting OBC pills. ...Read more

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I am feeling some groin discomfort. Sometimes from sitting or laying in a certain way, sometimes feeling a dull ache in the left knee or leg as well.

I am feeling some groin discomfort. Sometimes from sitting or laying in a certain way, sometimes feeling a dull ache in the left knee or leg as well.

Groin and knee: Pain could be hernia or pulled muscle. Please see your doc for a proper diagnosis. He/she may suggest physical therapy or stretching exercises. Qigong and tai chi can be helpful when medical conditions ruled out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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The backs of my legs behind the knees has been sore for around 2 wks. I've done nothing out of the ordinary. What could be the problem? It's annoying.

The backs of my legs behind the knees has been sore for around 2 wks. I've done nothing out of the ordinary. What could be the problem? It's annoying.

Tight Hamstrings?: At your age, it could be a joint problem or muscle strain. If you are overweight, it could be due to that. Prolonged sitting or standing can cause pain. Tight hamstrings can cause pain. With no history of injury, the list is short. You should go in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My legs are very sore after sitting for a while. The back leg (behind the knees) hurts and I can't straighten my legs for a few seconds, then its fine.?

My legs are very sore after sitting for a while. The back leg (behind the knees) hurts and I can't straighten my legs for a few seconds, then its fine.?

Knee pains: This sounds like degenerative arthritis of the knees, where the inflammation feels worse after you've been sitting for a while, and slowly gets better as you walk it out. If the pain is especially intense in the back of the knee, you might want to get checked for a "baker's cyst", which could be removed. Other problems could be: torn cartilage, inflammation of the knee cap, bursitis, even a clot. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this. ...Read more

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Why does my hip and leg get sore when I lie on it for too long and why is my leg getting shootin pains behind the knee?

Why does my hip and leg get sore when I lie on it for too long and why is my leg getting shootin pains behind the knee?

Can't Answer: Too many unknowns yet...
Was there an injury?
Is there swelling or other problems with your leg or back?
Consider seeing someone to get a full exam and discuss the full history of this problem. ...Read more

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Had lower back problems for years can it affect a knee injury 2 years ago where I still feel dull ache pain in my knee?

It may but it is: Unlikely if the knee pain is unrelated to your back symptoms or is isolated to the knee and the pain is affected by knee activity rather than back involved activities. If the symptoms warrant it, see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a dull ache in right leg? I broke my right femur a few years ago. Consistent pain in knee since break and now the dull ach.

What causes a dull ache in right leg? I broke my right femur a few years ago. Consistent pain in knee since break and now the dull ach.

Possible scar tissue: From the injury. Some people get pains with the weather but some have constant pain. As long as your doctor is aware of this and says it is ok then you can just take nsaids or aspirin. If you have not told your doctor you should because constant pain is not really normal. ...Read more

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CRP 11.4 and RF 53 (up from 49, 2 years ago). Pain in hips, from sitting to standing, and pivot, left knee dull ache. Should I investigate?

CRP 11.4 and RF 53 (up from 49, 2 years ago). Pain in hips, from sitting to standing, and pivot, left knee dull ache. Should I investigate?

Inflammation: It seems that the CRP reflects mild to moderate inflammation somewhere. It is nonspecific. RF reflects autoantibody presence. Could be joint related. Could also be nonrelated to hip discomfort. I think deeper eval can help sort this out, yes. Then you and doc can know ...Read more

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Bent my knees&as I rose my knee felt it was about to pop. Instead of popping, I felt a sharp pain behind kneecap. Been sore for 2 days to bend?

Bent my knees&as I rose my knee felt it was about to pop. Instead of popping, I felt a sharp pain behind kneecap. Been sore for 2 days to bend?

Ortho Evaluation: Your symptoms of catching suddenly sound structural, meaning that you likely have a cartilage injury to either the undersurface of your kneecap (patella) or the opposing surface of the trochlea. A thorough orthopedic evaluation will help when the weather not you need advanced imaging beyond xrays, such as an MRI. ...Read more

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Can you have sciatica with just a dull ache that moves around, feels stiff at times. Moves around sometimes near butt, thigh, knee, etc. Hurts to walk?

A Pain in the Bu??: A searing pain is a typical description, but a dull ache is definitely not out of the question. Remember that this nerve is the longest in the body, running from your back to your foot. Symptoms can vary from person to person and yours are typical. OK having said all that, now I must conclude with, are you ready for it? What a pain in the butt sciatica can be. ...Read more

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Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here. And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Hi im been having a dull aching pain in my thighs and legs and I was wondering what it could be... Its not all the time just here. And there also I've been having knee pain and im 28 yrs old?

Can be too active.: If you exercise a lot, like bike riding, this can cause pain in your thighs and legs. It would explain your knee pain also. A lot of bending over, like during housework or gardening, can do it too. I would say take it easy for a few days, and if your pain persists, see your doctor to see if there is some other cause. Some simple painkillers, like Aspirin or tylemol, or advil (ibuprofen) can also help. ...Read more

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I feel painful aches where my lymph nodes are in my arms, behind my knees and the groin area. Is this normal?

I feel painful aches where my lymph nodes are in my arms, behind my knees and the groin area. Is this normal?

No: Normal lymph nodes do not hurt. If they become painful or enlarged, especially if it happens in more than one location, a doctor's evaluation is needed. A primary care doctor is the person to begin with, and he can refer to specialists if needed. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?

Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower left abdomen, radiating down to my left knee. More like a dull throbbing ache. Do I need to be worried?

Pain in my lower left abdomen, radiating down to my left knee. More like a dull throbbing ache. Do I need to be worried?

Would get it checked: Typically left lower quadrant pain could be related to intestinal or gynecological organs, but radiating down to your knee is a bit unusual. Typically things that radiate down to the knee are related to the back, but there could be some specific things that could relate pain going down the left knee and the left quadrant. Would recommend discussing it in more detail. ...Read more