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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: doubtful. Have you been traveling? need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...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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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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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 ?

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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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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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning thats worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning thats worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: may be Bakers cyst ,tendonitis,hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots , bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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My husband wakes up with sore legs often. Its dull aches from toes to knees and lower back. He thinks its from walking in flip flops. Do you agree?

My husband wakes up with sore legs often. Its dull aches from toes to knees and lower back. He thinks its from walking in flip flops. Do you agree?

Yes: Flip flops offer no support for your feet and arches. As a result the arches fall or pronate. This creates an imbalance which places more pressure on the inside or medial aspect of both feet. There is more pressure on the toes and there is internal rotation or torque on both knees, hips. This will make hom tip forward when he stands and place more strain on his lower back. Try rainbow sandals. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in the lower right side of my back. I have been on ibuprofen for arthritis in my knee for a few months.Is this my kidney acting up?

I have a dull ache in the lower right side of my back. I have been on ibuprofen for arthritis in my knee for a few months.Is this my kidney acting up?

Kidney mid back: You are right to be concerned about kidney damage with regular use of Ibuprofen. The kidney is tucked under the ribs in your back. If this is where you are having pain or there is blood in your urine then be checked. Otherwise have a routine review of your kidneys because of your medication. All the best. ...Read more

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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