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I have pain behind knees and thighs every night; lower back pain during day. What could it be?

I have pain behind knees and thighs every night; lower back pain during day. What could it be?

Lumbar Radiculitis: It sounds like you have lumbar radiculitis which is pain in the back that radiates to the legs. This is also referred to as sciatica. I recommend making an appointment with a pain doctor to find out for sure. Check out paindoctor.Com for a doc near you. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan . ...Read more

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I have pain behind my knee, calf, thigh front & back shin it's only in left leg it hurts when resting & active what could it be thank you?

I have pain behind my knee, calf, thigh front & back shin it's only in left leg it hurts when resting & active what could it be thank you?

Many possibilities: See an orthopedist and get examined. This could be bony, muscular, neurologic, vascular or who knows what else. Go get looked at and feel better quickly. Best. ...Read more

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Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.

Yes: All the symptoms you are referring to are consistent with Sciatica. See your doctor. I really like Physical Therapy for sciatica. You may want to consider this as well, but ask your doctor what is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Would pain from DVT be localized or widespread? I have pain in foot, behind knee and thigh. I am a 27 y/o female with no risk factors except travel.

Would pain from DVT be localized or widespread? I have pain in foot, behind knee and thigh. I am a 27 y/o female with no risk factors except travel.

Swelling?: The main indication of DVT is swelling, not pain. I see you had a d-dimer. If it's negative, you can rest assured that you don't have a DVT. It's very sensitive but not specific. ...Read more

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Pain behind right knee and into thigh. Blood clot? Would it be safe to wait till tomo to see a doctor if it were a clot.

Pain behind right knee and into thigh. Blood clot? Would it be safe to wait till tomo to see a doctor if it were a clot.

Other Reason for It?: Blood clots, or deep venous thromboses (dvt), can be associated with pain and swelling, especially when there is not another explanation for these symptoms (infection, bruising, bleeding, injury). If blood clots are common in your family, or if you have had a prior blood clot, check it out asap. The risk of untreated DVT is clot extension or embolization (breaking off and traveling), to the lungs. ...Read more

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Pain behind knee cap. Bulging foot veins. Leg hurts when pressure applied. Cramping in calf and thigh. Neg ddimer and ultrasound. What could it be?

Pain behind knee cap. Bulging foot veins. Leg hurts when pressure applied. Cramping in calf and thigh. Neg ddimer and ultrasound.  What could it be?

Chondromalac/compart: When knees develop early tendonitis change, there can be periods of flare where inflammation and pain can develop behind the kneecap due to cartilage tears. This is also called patellar chondromalacia.There is also concern for compartment syndrome given your vascular complaints. It is thus best to see a Sports Medicine &/or Vascular MD to diagnose what is going on and make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a thigh problem be the cause of constant knee pain and around knee, for more than 1 year , and if so , what tests to be made or radiology to do ?

Can a thigh problem be the cause of constant knee pain and around knee, for more than 1 year , and if so , what tests to be made or radiology to do ?

Absolutely.: The most common thigh problem is patellofemoral syndrome especially in females. Usually X-ray may be used to rule out other causes of knee pain. Physical therapy to help strengthen quadricep muscles is the mainstay of treatment. Consult your primary doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation if not done already. ...Read more

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