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Sharp stabbing pain above my left knee. Hurts more when my knee is in flexion( sitting or sleeping ). What is going on?

Sharp stabbing pain above my left knee. Hurts more when my knee is in flexion( sitting or sleeping ). What is going on?

Quad strain?: Difficult to say w/out examination but sounds like you may have strained your quadriceps muscle or quads tendon w/ symptoms u are describing. Best to have it checked out so see your pcp w/ referral to orthopedist if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a lump above my left knee about 2 inches .Some times i feel pain .X-ray is normal .Could it be cancer.Help please?

I have a lump above my left knee about 2 inches .Some times i feel pain .X-ray is normal .Could it be cancer.Help please?

Need medical check u: Any growth can be cancerous. So get it checked. Also watch it to see if it is growing in size...That is a common sign of cancer.If it does not increase in size, then it is likely to be benign. ...Read more

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I have a mild numbing around a small area above my left knee (vastus lateralis). Will playing contact sport increase this damage ?

I have a mild numbing around a small area above my left knee (vastus lateralis).  Will playing contact sport increase this damage ?

Probably not: Your symptoms sound like meralgia paresthetica. Are you wearing a leather construction tool belt? Are your jeans too tight at the waist? If persists you might see a neurologist. Cause of meralgia p. Is constriction and bruising of a femoral cutaneous nerve that crosses the pelvic brim on way to anterior thigh skin. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having a small muscle spasm just above my left knee. I can't remember when it started but I first noticed it about four days ago. ?

Hello. I have been having a small muscle spasm just above my left knee. I can't remember when it started but I first noticed it about four days ago. ?

A few thoughts: Could be a muscle 'bunching up' due to a torn tendon-these are sometimes painless.Could actually be fluid above the knee due to a patellar inj.Could be bruised muscle, nerve injury, etc.If more muscles are involved, it could be mineral deficiency or dehydration.Applying heat & massage may help.If not,a good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers & direct treatment. ...Read more

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Right above my left knee cap, where i believe the ligament is is bothering me. Its not the bone, and it feels like i pulled it. Whenever i walk, hurts?

Right above my left knee cap, where i believe the ligament is is bothering me. Its not the bone, and it feels like i pulled it. Whenever i walk, hurts?

Quad tendon: Just above the knee cap (patella) is the insertion of the quad tendon, so likely what you are experiencing is distal quadriceps tendonitis. This can be treated with relative rest (i.e. Avoid aggravating activites), anti-inflammatory meds (ie advil), ice/heat. Sometimes a neoprene knee sleeve helps. If symptoms persist after a couple weeks, get evaluated for possible more extensive pathology. ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks pregnant since yesterday i've had a on/off burning sensation 20cm above my left knee. No swelling or redness does not hurt. What do I do?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant since yesterday i've had a on/off burning sensation 20cm above my left knee. No swelling or redness does not hurt. What do I do?

Time: Time is the mother of all diagnosers. It also tends to heal better than anything out there too. Your symptoms are vague and can be many things, so keeping a close eye for any changes or developments will be advisable. You might find that while observing, your symptoms resolve! so give it some time since it has only been a day. ...Read more

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I fractured my L1 (wedge fracture). I have mild numbing above my left knee in a small area. 5 years has past since my injury. Can i play contact sport?

I fractured my L1 (wedge fracture). I have mild numbing above my left knee in a small area. 5 years has past since my injury. Can i play contact sport?

You may: But first needs evaluation with an MRI or ct to evaluate cause of the numbness which is likley related. If not accessible, at least an x-ray. Need to make sure adequately. Discuss prevention, vitamins and supplements with your doctor. ...Read more