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Leg Swollen From Knee Down
I'm online now. Type your question here large knot on side of calf but has the whole leg swollen from knee down?
Swollen, Discolored: There is not enough information provided to give helpful answer. ...Read more
I've recently noticed that the same leg is swollen from the knee down. What could be the cause of this?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I hyper extended my knee this past weekend and have a follow up appointment with my ortho doctor next week. My leg is swollen from the knee cap down, ?
Swelling?: Usually swelling due to a knee injury does not extend all the way down the leg. It makes me concerned for a possible blood clot, or DVT. If that is present, it is an emergency to get it taken care of. If your entire lower leg is swollen, I would go to the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more
I have pain from my knee down right leg and its swollen. What's the best method to treat this fast?
Have it evaluated.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?
Swollen knee: A swollen knee without trauma in a 22 year old female is usually activity related. If you don't remember an injury the three causes for swelling in most cases are 1) irritation around the knee cap 2.) a torn lateral meniscus. 3.) a rheumatologic disorder. A virtual consult would be a helpful next step if it doesn't get better with rest/ice/ Motrin within a couple days. ...Read more
Sharp pain around right knee shooting down leg when crossing it. Patella doesn't hurt. Full weight bearing and strength. Not swollen either.
Meniscus injury: An injury to the meniscus can lead to pain when applying pressure to the inside of the knee while crossing the legs this can be aggravated. Although usually there is swelling of the knee sometimes you'll only get pain and not much swelling. If regularanti-inflammatories and ice or not helping then it is necessary to obtain consultation with an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?
Depends. ..: First have to know what's causing your legs to swell like that. The cause could be cardiac, liver, kidney. You need a good workup by a good internist who will get a thorough history, a complete physical exam, a laboratory exam, maybe an EKG and CXR and when all the data is in have a long heart-to-heart with you on what's been found and why and what can and should be done about it. No blinders! ...Read more
My father's leg became very red hot and swollen from the knee down and was hurting, Dr. Said he had been bitten by something, what could cause this?
Painful swollen knee feels like in the bone an moving down my leg what could it be haven't hurt it or anything?
Need examination.: Your description is not very specific. It may reflect many conditions/diseased structures in the knee. At this time you may try OTC baby aspirin once day to "take edges off" provided however you do not have active gastritis or history of bleeding/spontaneous bruising. See your PMD for further exam/eval. ...Read more
Both legs from knee down hurt and feel swollen they don't look swollen. Only thing that helps pain is hot bath. What's wrong?
Re-evaluate: At 29 having headaches, memory loss, and swollen painful legs relieved by hot bath sounds like you could have circulatory problems, possibly low blood pressure, and low body temperature. Look at life style: healthy food 6 times a day, plenty of movement like pretend jump roping, and stress management. Be sure vit d3 is normal at this time of year, iron, zinc and magnesium all could be needed. ...Read more
I have pain in my knees that shoot down to my legs and it's very painful my thighs, legs \u0026 ankles are very swollen, I don't know what it is?
May be polyarthritis: The swelling of the ankles is not as specific as swelling of the joints. The amount of pain you're having needs to be clarified with the swelling. You'll need an evaluation by a rheumatologist to clarify this clinical picture ...Read more
I have bad sprained ankle and Osteochondral defect in same ankle. Could this cause the leg to get swollen (from below the knee down to the ankle)?
I would be concerned: For a clot in the leg and I don't think your symptom is consistent with your injury and advise you to have it checked out ASAP, always better safe then sorry. ...Read more
I have swelling that started behind my knee with lots of pain. Today my whole knee is swollen, with pain doing thru my leg. From knee cap down. What can?
Baker's cyst: You may have developed a baker's cyst. Fluid from knee has moved to the back of the knee and can be very uncomfortable. Have orthopedic check it out for you. ...Read more
I had lateral release 7/25. The outside of my knee is swollen, hard, and warm. Pain down the back of my leg below the knee. No fever?
Call orthopedist: Call the orthopedist and have the knee reevaluated. Infection needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
I have had hip pain that shoot down my leg to my knee. Now my muscles is swollen in my thigh on the left side it is in a circle shape.?
Hip pain: Consider hematoma or muscle tear, given the circular shape. ...Read more
My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What does she have? She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.
Right leg pain: Swollen ankles can be a manifestation of congestive heart failure, dependent edema, liver problems, anemia, varicose veins etc. Right leg pain is worrisome, it may suggest blood clots, phlebitis, cellulitis, vascular disease, etc. Immediate evaluation by her primary physician is recommended, she may need a doppler studies of her legs/vascular surgery evaluation if necessary. ...Read more
Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?
Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more
My knee is killing me hurts to walk or bend down swollen warm feeling in the knee going down leg doesn't last long but it comes& goes what's the cause?
The tendon under my kneecap has been hurting lately the pain goes down to my shin, my knee get swollen and makes my whole leg ache. How to help?
Osgood-schlatter: Disease is the name of a knee problem that teenage boys get in just the place you describe. It will cause a swelling and tenderness in the bump below the knee where the big tendon from the knee joins the lower leg. It is made worse with exercise and kneeling. It is not serious and every one grows out of it. Ice, stretching, rest and things like Motrin can help. Check with your parents to see md. ...Read more
Pain from my left testicle down my leg and my left knee is swollen doc said have a cyst in my left test, pain is severe wants another test can't wait?
Unrelated: There's really no way that something going on with your testicle could be causing pain in your thigh or knees. If you're having problems or pain in your testicle see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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 have extreme pain in my groin to my butt cheeks down the back of my legs to my knees and all my lymph nodes in my groin are swollen?
See a doctor: These symptoms can only be evaluated in person. See a doctor. ...Read more
I believe I have a torn ACL. I have swelling arty the knee and under the knee. Now I've noticed from my hurt knee all the way down to my ankle my entire leg /chin/ankle is really swollen. This is new. Is this due to the injury?
Be seen: I would be seen. It could be a torn ACL or other ligament or cartilage, there could even be a component of a sciatica to your complaint; but when people begin to complain of swelling in the leg itself, a blood clot is a consideration as well. And, because that is potentially life threatening, you need to be seen to rule this out. ...Read more
Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?
Sounds like you have a nerve entrapment in the leg. Something could be pressing on the nerve. Need to see a doctor for exam, possible imaging or vascular testing to find what is causing the problem.
There maybe a problem with the circulation that is causing the leg to feel swollen but you can't see anything.
See a doctor for further work up. ...Read more
I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?
Woke up with my left hip swollen and sometimes a dull ache, to a burning sensation from the top of my hip down the back of my leg to almost my knee hurting. It's difficult to walk on, I've taken Advil and had a warm shower but nothing is relieving?
Need more history?: Did you injure yourself? You should go to see a doctor right awAy. Sounds like you may have an issue here. Get. He Jed our and give a good history of the issue as best you remember ...Read more
Right swollen foot that won't go down causing severe pain up leg up to the knee, for about six months now after cellitius skin infection, not pitting?
Non pitting edema: Many things can cause swelling of the extremities; trauma, infections, problems with veins, problems with the lymphatics system, heart issues, kidney disease to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by your physician. Elevation and compression stockings may be helpful to treat the swollen areas. ...Read more
Hey Doc, I woke up this morning with swollen legs, its red above the foot almost 50 % up towards the knee. It is not all over just certain spots. When you press down it hurts. I feel strange and displaced. Not dizzy or drunk. Blood sugar 5 & 122/82?
Red swollen legs: You ask about sudden onset red swollen lower legs. This sound very likely to be cellulitis. Especially urgent to treat if you are a diabetic patient. People who retain water with swollen legs are more prone. Further attacks can be prevented if swollen legs are prevented. Treatment would be with antibiotics. Most frequent germs: streptococcus or staphylococcus. ...Read more
Have extreme swollens from from ankle to my toes, never had that I do have left ankle injury legs feel real tight from knee down arm left also hurts like slept wrong, now im walking on my feet now I feel numbness. Am I in extreme danger I have headaches a
Swelling: You may have a DVT you need to get a venous ultrasound. ...Read more
Sharp swollen nerve pain on top of knee when bumped. Ice helps. Calms down in a few days until bumped again. Very localized and very painful!
A mounth ago I fell down on my knee than had swollen and was hurting when I stood up. Now I am hearing sound like 'krıst' from my knee. Is it meniskus?
Went to step off a patio, thought it was a step down but there was no step it was about 3 ft. Now my knee is swollen and I can not walk without help.
Go see a doctor: Do this promptly could even be a fracture this needs attention. ...Read more
Starting from my knee, and down is swollen. I'm scared and don't know what it is, or what to do. What should I do?
See your doctor: You need to determine what is causing the knee in order for it get better. Your doctor may try to drain some fluid off the knee and perform other tests. ...Read more
I woke up 3 days ago and my right knee was swollen, it hasn't went down any & is very painful. I did not injure it. Any clue what's going on?
I feel off my bike left knee was swollen and scrapped put it on ice a little went down but a week later it hurts to bend it what wrong help?
Swollen knee: Consult your doctor to rule out a possible fracture of your kneecap (patella) ...Read more
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