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Is it normal for me to have fluid behind my thigh?

Is it normal for me to have fluid behind my thigh?

It depends: It depends on the location. Behind the thigh in the mid to upper thigh region would be unusual. If it is lower down near the knee then that is not uncommon and may represent a cyst or fluid filled cavity. It would be important to know whether you are talking about a swollen area (muscle strain), a discrete mass (tumor or fatty lump), or a fluctuant area (fluid filled space). ...Read more

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Deep aches in my thighs and bones. Stretching, baths, Advil, (ibuprofen) &fluid don't help. I have lupus.Recent c3 & c4 were normal so rheum said not my lupus. ?

Deep aches in my thighs and bones. Stretching, baths, Advil, (ibuprofen) &fluid don't help. I have lupus.Recent c3  & c4 were normal so rheum said not my lupus. ?

See MD ASAP: 39 year old woman with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus & deep aching pain in thighs and legs. Do you have night pain? If your pain is persistent and not managed w meds, see an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam and imaging tests. A careful history, physical exam, and imaging will elucidate the cause of pain. Rule out stress fractures or avascular necrosis setting of SLE & steroid treatments. ...Read more

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My mom has elephantis and her leg is leaking fluid. Is that normal?

My mom has elephantis and her leg is leaking fluid. Is that normal?

Elephantiasis: If she is severely swollen and edematous it can be normal for her condition, but should still be evaluated and treated so tit improves. Call the Treating doc, best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the surgical wound on my leg to produce yellowish fluid for a week? How do I stop it?

Is it normal for the surgical wound on my leg to produce yellowish fluid for a week? How do I stop it?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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The behind the knee of one leg is bigger than the other one. Assymetrical. The knee itself is not swollen. What does that mean? Causes? Is it normal?

The behind the knee of one leg is bigger than the other one. Assymetrical. The knee itself is not swollen. What does that mean? Causes? Is it normal?

Asymmetry: You will probably need to see a physician to get a better answer. In some patients we see Baker's cysts, fat deposits etc etc. We are also born with asymmetrical patterns. Best thing is to obtain a history and physical from your physician and that way she can give you her thoughts. Have a great day. ...Read more

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Got a blue/purple vein behind my calf the bit where you bend your leg.Its flat just wondering if its normal dont have it on the other leg Istand often?

Got a blue/purple vein behind my calf the bit where you bend your leg.Its flat just wondering if its normal dont have it on the other leg Istand often?

Asymmetry is normal: Sounds like you may be describing a varicose vein in your popliteal fossa. Varicosities are not going to be symmetric the vast majority of the time. Keep an eye on it. If it grows, becomes hard, or becomes painful tell your doc because you may need further evaluation & possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have a caustic lye burn on my leg that is still draining serious fluid. Is this normal?

I have a caustic lye burn on my leg that is still draining serious fluid. Is this normal?

Yes: Depending on how recent the exposure and the depth of wound it may drain for some time. You need to be evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more

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What would cause a person to have a fever almost daily for a year and one leg that swells like an elephants w fluid found behind muscles of this 39 f?

What would cause a person to have a fever almost daily for a year and one leg that swells like an elephants w fluid found behind muscles of this 39 f?

Fever & leg swelling: Of course, it is not absolutely certain that the 2 problems are related, but assuming they are, i would be suspicious of the possibility of venous insufficiency in the leg, a clot in the leg, a rarer condition called lymphedema (where the lymph vessels are blocked). These can give risk to a chronic indolent infection which might cause fever. Fever for a year is so unusual that it will need eval. ...Read more

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Hi doc,sometime in my left leg bone exact behind hip i experience sharp pain for just few min n then it get totally normal wts that?pls ans doc.

Hi doc,sometime in my left leg bone exact behind hip i experience sharp pain for just few min n then it get totally normal wts that?pls ans doc.

Tendonitis: Based on your age and limited description of this problem it most likely you have pulled muscle or hamstring tendon. It is possible that you are getting referred pain from your spine (such as sciatica), but not as likely without other symptoms. Hip joint problems are also unlikely given your young age. This is a common problem in runners or those who play sports. ...Read more

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Left ankle/lower leg is swollen. Bp normal. No salt. No excess fluids. Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) & atenolol. What's up?

Left ankle/lower leg is swollen. Bp normal. No salt. No excess fluids. Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) & atenolol. What's up?

Swelling: The swelling is likely caused by what is known as venous insufficiency. The elasticity of our veins decreases with age and doesn't recoil efficiently to move blood against gravity toward the heart. Support stockings, weight loss, leg elevation can help. If this is acute in onset and associated with pain you should see your doctor to rule out a more serious condition as a blood clot. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.

See physician: Physical examination by physician and then usually doppler ultraasound for confirmation. Sometimes pain in this area can be caused by baker cyst, collection of synovial fluid. ...Read more

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My xray showed cardiomegaly, but everything is normal and i never had high blood pressure..I have had swelling in my leg from fluid..

My xray showed cardiomegaly, but everything is normal and i never had high blood pressure..I have had swelling in my leg from fluid..

Need further testing: Cardiomegally simply means big heart. That usually means that the muscle is stretched and enlarged. The leg sounds like DVT or blood clots. This problem is potentially serious and needs further evaluation by your physician. ...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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Pain behind right ear to neck for 2 weeks with wax & poss. fluid. Equal sloping hi-freq. mod. loss in each ear worsening for 1.5 yrs. Eye & leg issues?

Pain behind right ear to neck for 2 weeks with wax & poss. fluid. Equal sloping hi-freq. mod. loss in each ear worsening for 1.5 yrs. Eye & leg issues?

Ext otitis: See PMD. Depending on eval, treatment will resolve issues. At your age, herpes infection can combine ear eye issues....may be remotely possible. ...Read more

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3-year-old with hard, immovable lump behind ear. Fatigue, general malaise, intermittent leg pain for 7 months. Normal CBC, Neg EBV, elevated LDH.

3-year-old with hard, immovable lump behind ear. Fatigue, general malaise, intermittent leg pain for 7 months. Normal CBC, Neg EBV, elevated LDH.

Biopsy: There are many possibilities, the only definitive answer will be to do an excisional biopsy. I recommend you discuss these options with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My thighs rub together, is it normal for me to have vaginal discharge ?

My thighs rub together, is it normal for me to have vaginal discharge ?

Not necessarily: The fact that your thighs rub together, should not cause a vaginal discharge. See an ob/gyn dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more