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Left Leg Swollen From Knee Down
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
I'm in major pain with my knee/leg. Its grinding on my left leg on the right side it feels like its popping in and out of place. It is swollen.
KNEE TRAUMA: Need an xray of the knee to rule out damage to the joint, cartilige, meniscus. ...Read more
Large swollen lump on left leg just beside knee and reaches to bend of leg. Size of an apple. No injury and was sudden. What could this be?
See your doctor: You could have spontaniously tore a muscle or tendon, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
11 year old swollen left leg just below knee. Lump has formed. Hot to touch. Pain. She is an active gymnasts.
Pain level is a 7 in my whole left leg & calf & behind the knee. Not red or swollen or hot. Do I need to go see my Dr or go to ER?
Go to ER!: Without more information and history it's impossible to know what is wrong. It's best to go to the ER in this situation. Wish you well. ...Read more
My left leg is really swollen just started swelling up yesterday its painful and I have had several knee surgeries to. Should I go to ER?
Plan: Yes, it definitely make sense to go to ER ASAP. ...Read more
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
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)?
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
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
Knee swollen after long time working on them, then side of knee bruised on thigh, then foot swelled and looks bruised, what happened? Left leg
Ruptured Baker cyst: Possibly a ruptured Baker cyst. Please see Dr soon to confirm. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
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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
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
Burning sensation down left leg/left testicle. Swollen teste. Mild to moderate pain comes and goes. Tip of the tail on the left testicle is painful.
Epidydimitis?: This may be epidydimitis. There are many other possibilities. See a urologist very soon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 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
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
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
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