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I'm online now. Type your question here large knot on side of calf but has the whole 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?

How long: Any trauma to area, excessive exercise, or recent air travel? Symptoms could be a result from a blood clot to decreased blood flow from a large hematoma. Also spider bite. Please get examined if it persists or if you become short of breath, have fever, or further enlargement ...Read more

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I've recently noticed that the same leg is swollen from the knee down. What could be the cause of this?

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

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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, ?

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

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I have pain from my knee down right leg and its swollen. What's the best method to treat this fast?

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

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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?

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

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Sharp pain around right knee shooting down leg when crossing it. Patella doesn't hurt. Full weight bearing and strength. Not swollen either.

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

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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?

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

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Painful swollen knee feels like in the bone an moving down my leg what could it be haven't hurt it or anything?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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 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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

Torn cartilage or: Loose body or stretched out ligaments that make the knee unstable.

Prolotherapy can help heal the knee without surgery. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org. Com for info and a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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