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I have MS. I've been having bad shin splints and my left leg from knee down is swollen for weeks. What is this?

I have MS. I've been having bad shin splints and my left leg from knee down is swollen for weeks. What is this?

Left leg: Your local swelling is not due to the MS, and is more likely an issue regarding inflammation or venous congestion. Would recommend ultrasound imaging as possible that you could be experiencing thrombophlebitis in left leg veins, but you do need evaluation from your doctor also. ...Read more

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11 year old swollen left leg just below knee. Lump has formed. Hot to touch. Pain. She is an active gymnasts.

11 year old swollen left leg just below knee. Lump has formed. Hot to touch. Pain. She is an active gymnasts.

Leg: Swelling with pain that is warm, best describes an abscess which may need to drained and treated with antibiotics. If there was an injury an X-ray may help. Apply a warm compress and give Tylenol (acetaminophen) and have it checked in the AM. All the best. ...Read more

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My left leg behind the knee is swollen. From behind the same leg upper thigh to about 4/5 in. This leg is in severe pain. I can't put presure. Or lift.

My left leg behind the knee is swollen. From behind the same leg upper thigh to about 4/5 in. This leg is in severe pain. I can't put presure. Or lift.

Need to be seen imme: This could be many things but the most severious possibility is a blood clot in a leg vein which potentially is life threatening if it breaks off and goes to lungs. Also possible is swelling due to arthritis in knee with a baker's cyst. See your internist right away. ...Read more

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My lower left leg is swollen, (2-3cms bigger than right) no pain. Tingly at times. No DVT (test came back negative) & no injury. (top of knee to ankle)?

My lower left leg is swollen, (2-3cms bigger than right) no pain. Tingly at times. No DVT (test came back negative) & no injury. (top of knee to ankle)?

Many possible causes: Some causes of leg swelling can include cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins and trauma. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp sooting pain in left leg from back thigh to back knee could it be another blood clot there's is no swollen leg?

Sharp sooting pain in left leg from back thigh to back knee could it be another blood clot there's is no swollen leg?

Possibly: You mentioned another blood clot, I am assuming you've had one before? If so, it is possible that you've had another one. Secondly, could be stretched hamstring or muscle strain. Lastly, if all is negative then consider a spine issue as a possibility that may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up at night with my left leg feeling swollen and numb. It was gone next morning. There is a sore spot behind and below my left knee.

I woke up at night with my left leg feeling swollen and numb. It was gone next morning. There is a sore spot behind and below my left knee.

Leg swelling: If true swelling of the leg occurs and there is discomfort or tenderness behind the knee or in the calf, phlebitis is a concern and a leg ultrasound is recommended. A Baker's cyst is another possibility. In any event I feel that you should be examined by a physician and he/she will order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee? Serious/normal

Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee? Serious/normal

Knee pain: Definitely not normal. Might be cartilage or ligament injury. Could be a fracture which happened when you had the first fracture. Could be because of overuse of the right leg because of left dude injury. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hav baker's cyst in left leg fr dat had Injection in knee last month, now have intense stretching pain in leg and sumtme upto hip n ankle is swollen?

Hav baker's cyst in left leg fr dat had Injection in knee last month, now have intense stretching pain in leg and sumtme upto hip n ankle is swollen?

Athritis? Blood clot: A Baker's cyst is really about arthritis in the knee. You will need arthritis care including physical therapy. If you have leg swelling, though, then there is something else going on - perhaps a blood clot. That needs to get checked right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Lost A LOT of weight fast. Always very thirsty. Left leg is VERY swollen until halfway under knee. No marks. Is it a blood clot or something else?

Lost A LOT of weight fast. Always very thirsty. Left leg is VERY swollen until halfway under knee. No marks. Is it a blood clot or something else?

LoseWtBodyGainWtLeg: With that kind of story best get that checked sooner than later. Yes, could be a blood clot, although unusual at your age. As for always being thirsty, that could be due to a lot of things & should be addressed by whomever you see for your leg. Congratulations on your weight loss but losing or gaining weight too fast puts quite a strain on your metabolism and can lead to problems. See you in the ER!! ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain behind my left wrist. Left leg swollen below my knee. Toes and heels numb shooting pains in feet low iron in blood test?

You have a: Few issues here. You need to be careful the swelling below the knee is not in the calf region as a clot is a serious problem.
The wrist pain I would see an orthopedist for who can comment on your other issues as well. Not sure if that. Swelling is impinging a nerve causing the foot and toe numbness or if they are unrelated. ...Read more

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39 yr old male. Left leg swollen and hurting. If I press his leg with my finger the skin stays down makes a dent. What can that b?

39 yr old male. Left leg swollen and hurting. If I press his leg with my finger the skin stays down makes a dent. What can that b?

Pitting edema: Swelling of a leg where the indentation from your finger stays indented for a few seconds is called pitting edema. It is related to excess fluid in the tissue. The cause can be related to many things, including inflammation, trauma, blood clot, excess fluid retention, and problems with the heart or kidneys. He should see his primary physician for an exam. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen from the thigh down to the leg from a blood clot cause I'm on blood thinner. How long would swelling and pain last?

Blood clots: Depending on how bad your clot was the leg could be larger forever. Though some of the swelling will go down. I don't know how long you have had this but it could be months before it improves. Your doctor can recommend pain meds based on what medication you take. ...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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Hi sir. I have pain in left leg knee for more then 3 months. No swelling just pain when ever I get up or sit down or bent up or down?

Hi sir. I have pain in left leg knee for more then 3 months. No swelling just pain when ever I get up or sit down or bent up or down?

The most common...: The most common diagnosis causing knee pain especially with the type of movements that trigger the pain is patellofemoral syndrome. It is related to overuse and possibly malalignment of your patella (knee cap). It is usually treated with physical therapy. You may also take analgesics for pain control. ...Read more

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I have an itch on the inside of my inner thigh that runs down to my knee on my left leg it feels like little bugs are inside what could it be?

I have an itch on the inside of my inner thigh that runs down to my knee on my left leg it feels like little bugs are inside what could it be?

Difficult to say: If the itching is down one area of the thigh and there are no signs of skin breakdown or rash or other findings then it can be just a irritation of one of the superficial nerves that comes and goes and caused from some pressure or pinching of the clothing at times. If there are worsening or signs of sores then you should see a provider right away. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi I have severe pains down my left leg/ groin area/going to the knee in recent days my leg gives way and goes under me sometimes the pain is shootin?

Hi I have severe pains down my left leg/ groin area/going to the knee in recent days my leg gives way and goes under me sometimes the pain is shootin?

Herniated disc: The spinal cord (back bone) is made up of a column of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. Between the vertebrae there are discs that serve as shock absorbers. Herniation of a disc can cause pressure on nerves and cause symptoms such as those you describe. Your symptoms are consistent with problems in the lumbar spine. Herniated disc is usually diagnosed with MRI. ...Read more

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Holding leg over my head when knee standing on did weird collapsingthingy and hurt bad. 2 days later swelling hasn't gone down pain on inside left leg?

Holding leg over my head when knee standing on did weird collapsingthingy and hurt bad. 2 days later swelling hasn't gone down pain on inside left leg?

RICE: Continue to rest, apply ice, elevate and take ibuprofen for inflammation. If symptoms do not improve soon, it will be beneficial to obtain a knee x-ray to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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I usually get my pinched nerve on my left leg and lately I have been feeling in on my other leg (knees down)? Could this be my pinchenerve?

I usually get my pinched nerve on my left leg and lately I have been feeling in on my other leg (knees down)? Could this be my pinchenerve?

Leg pain.: It is strongly recommended for you to obtain a MRI lumbar spine to rule out any disc herniation or spinal cord/nerve root compromise. ...Read more

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I believe I may have pinched a nerve in my back because when I try to bend over my left leg (knee down) swells, why? And pangs of pain in lower back

Believe not: Pinched nerves don't cause swollen joints. Whatever it is, it's completely something else. And it's the rare person who never feels "pangs of pain" in the lower back. That's the human condition. It doesn't mean a nerve has been "pinched." ...Read more

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Pain on left leg from top of knee to my buttock can't walk well I'm limping and hurts when I bent down?

Pain on left leg from top of knee to my buttock can't walk well I'm limping and hurts when I bent down?

May be from spine: Umay be coming from spine and I will advice to get it checked by yor doctor ...Read more

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When I go down steps or plant my left leg to turn, I am getting a sharp pain under my knee cap & it feels like my knee is going to give out.?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more