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What does a blood clot look and feel like just below the knee. Redness and warmth? Any pain of sorts? Never had one before.
Blood clot: A blood clot below the knee may be in a superficial or deep vein. A deep vein blood clot is of greater concern as it may travel to the lungs. Signs that are consistent with a blood clot include mainly asymmetric leg swelling (one leg) but also possible redness and pain inthe leg. This happens pretty acutely. Risk factors are many. If these signs appear, seeing a doctor immediately is recommended. ...Read more
Today I started to notice a strange on and off tingeling/ tightness behind my left knee.... No redness or warmth, not painful just a little freaky....
I have swelling and heat in my leg below my knee. No redness or pain. Could this be some sort of infection?
Inflammation or: Clot, possibly infection. Get examined today.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm having pain in my left ankle when walking and every now and again having a shouting pain from my ankle to my knee. No redness or swelling?
Compensation.: It might be that the ankle pain is making you compensate, ever so slightly, as you walk. This compensation is causing the pain to you knee. You need to have a consultation with a specialist. ...Read more
Hard purple lup on knee with redness around. Have had leg pain for a month the lump just showed up. Is this dvt?
Superficial: I sounds like a superficial vein with pain, called thrombophlebitis which is an inflammation of the vein. Other possibilities include an infected cyst or hair follicle, or insect bite. It is hard to say without seeing the lesion. Best course of action. Apply a warm compress for about 5 minutes, multiple times and take an anti inflammatory for pain. See a Doctor as soon as possible ...Read more
Hard purple lump on front of knee with redness around it. Have had leg pain for a month butthe lump just showed up. Is this a dvt?
Low probability: DVT is a serious condition. The typical location for leg DVT is the back of the knee and the calf. The purple color is worrying me. Please go to your doctor to review why you are having leg pain for one month. ...Read more
What could cause painful skin on my leg above my knee? No redness just painful even for a blanket to touch. Same pain was on top right foot 2 weeks ago.
Nerve pain: What you are describing is a type of nerve pain. It would be good to know what other symptoms you are presenting. Depending on the distribution of pain and how it all started we could tell if this is coming from your spine, if this is related to shingles, among other issues. ...Read more
All of a sudden both of my feet swelled up, began to itch and burn. The itching and burning goes up the legs to the knees. No redness. Didn't walk a l?
You should see a: Doctor there are many reasons feet can swell including but not limited to high blood pressure, incompetent veins, lymphedema, kidney dysfunction, side effect of medication etc...itching and or burning is not uncommon when someone has swelling of extremities. You need to find out the etiology of the swelling. ...Read more
Pain in leg for weeks now there is a hard purple pea sized lump on front of knee with redness. Negative us and d dimer. Could it still be dvt?
My quads, right above my kneecaps become very tight at times. Hurts to stretch and bend my knee. Red and irritated. I do a lot of stretching normally
Swollen ankles feet and knee red blotches and even puss ie sores on feet mainly but that could be from shrashing them a on going problem very swollen?
Livedo reticularis in thighs, knees red/purple like blood pooling, lower legs very white. LR spreading, now in buttocks and upper arms. Vascular?
Yes.: SAeeking ongoing medical attention and vascular evaluation-ASAP ...Read more
Swollen, red knee. No visible injury but hurts a lot. Hurts more when I walk and redness increases.
Arthritis get help: A single swollen, red painful joint is an infeted joint until proven otherwise. Get to the doctor! Other causes could be one of the rheumatoid arthitides which could be doing permanent damage to your joint. Subtle injury to the bursae around the knee could also present this way. But usualy with a history of strain or injury. Without such, dangerous arthritis is the culprit so do not delay! ...Read more
My knee is slightly swelling around knee cap (no redness some pain while walking)for 7 days. If this is fluid, when should this subside on its own? Dr?
10 days: In general, any orthopedic injury (muscles, bones, joints) that doesn't feel a lot better (50% better) in 10 days, should be checked by a physician. Infection can start as swelling so increasing red and pain should be seen asap! ...Read more
My daughter is 4 yo, has SJIA. She has effusion to B/L knees. No pain, redness or swelling. All labs normal. What is the treatment? Please help
Skin sensitivity on side of knee/thigh. No redness. Some pain/funny feeling in knee area when walking. Hurts to have clothing rub.?
Sciatic like pain stiff sore knee. No visible redness/swelling. When to worry about fluid on knee or something bad? Just saw dr for calf pain. Blood fine.
Don't worry: I would not worry so much as just that you might want to be seen for a specific diagnosis and treatment options. As you mentioned, it can be a variation of a sciatica, which is leg pain caused by an irritation if a nerve in the back; or it can be from something in the leg itself. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely yield the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Have pain in the back of my knee, no swelling redness or warmth, haven't injured it; could it a blood clot or dvt?
Could be a cyst: You can get an ultrasound to look for "bakers cyst". ...Read more
I have pain in both knees, . No swelling, no redness, have suffered no injuries. Painful to stand from seated position. Squatting is impossible.
Painful knees: You will need to see a physician and possibly have x-rays done of your knees or other investigations to reach a diagnosis, but it sounds as though you could be developing some arthritis. Are you overweight and/or did you play football, especially at an offensive or defensive line position? Either of these could cause significant stress on your knee joints. ...Read more
Hurt knee (fell hard) on Sat couldn't walk on it still pain no bruising. Can walk now but streaky black bruising and redness on knee any ideas?
Takes time: You probably sprained your muscle. Typically skin and muscle inflammation takes few days to weeks to completely heal. Take anti inflammatory medicines. Elevate the swollen part over the pillow. Avoid exertion but use the affected part. Eat proteins diet. If no open wound and swelling and pain is better that is good. If pain and swelling become worse, or redness increases or open wound see Dr. ...Read more
3yr old has been having occasional leg pain in mainly one leg for over a year, calf area and knee no swelling or redness comes and goes walks normal?
Hard to say: There are several possibilities. Having them seen when they are symptomatic would probably be a good idea to establish the diagnosis. The good thing is that most of the serious conditions we would see in that age group would have steadily worsening pain and not pain that comes and goes, so it is fairly unlikely it is anything serious. ...Read more
Can you get dvt even if your on your feet all day not inactive but get pain in my leg next to knee no swelling or redness?
3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?
Woke up yesterday morning with pain in back of left calf, almost where my knee bends. No swelling/redness. Deep vein thrombosis?
I tripped and fell on the sidewalk on sunday. It looks like road rash on my knee. There's yellow crust, redness, it feels hot and there is a deep pain in the bones. I spray it with bactine 3 times a day. Can there be infection without puss?
See a doctor: Infection can occur without visible puss. Area will be red, hot, tender and swollen. Sounds like you should be examined by a professional immediately. Do not wait until this gets worse. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Inflammation: Usually when there is inflammation - whether it's from an infection, or injury or other process - causes redness and warmth, related to chemical released. You should have a doctor evaluate this to get a better sense of what's causing it and, more urgently, if you are having fevers or significant pain. Best of luck. ...Read more
What could cause a random redness and warmth in knees, without any pain or swelling that comes with it?
Knee redness: Knee redness and warmth without pain, tenderness or swelling suggests skin reactivity? To friction or irritation from clothing. Cellulitis doesn't appear likely to be present due to transient nature of your symptoms and absence of spreading redness and simultaneous involvement of both knees. An allergic reaction also is unlikely due to lack of itching and ongoing eruption. ...Read more
Possible Baker's: Cyst: must be examined and if possible, drained. ...Read more