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Pain behind left knee when i bend it and it hurts to lay on it?

Pain behind left knee when i bend it and it hurts to lay on it?

Baker's Cyst: Pain behind the knee with fullness and pain suggest a possible baker's cyst. A baker's cyst is a natural outpouching of the knee joint that can get full of knee joint fluid and can make it difficult to move the knee. This should however be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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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Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Strain calf musce: The symptoms description resemble those produced by strain ot he calf muscles(gastrosoleus group).Applying some heat and gentle gradual streching should help to recover. ...Read more

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Sudden pain behind left knee shoots down into calf all the way to foot very painfull when the pain starts I have to sit down no injury to knee.

Sudden pain behind left knee shoots down into calf all the way to foot very painfull when the pain starts I have to sit down no injury to knee.

Get checked out: One possibility is a Bakers Cyst which is an out pocketing of fluid from your knee joint capsule. can press upon surrounding structures and cause pain. other aspects to evaluate are the blood vessels in the popliteal space and the calf and hamstring tendons. ...Read more

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Have pain behind left knee hard knot, hurts when moving it or foot, been this way for four weeks getting worse. What could it be and what should I do?

Have pain behind left knee hard knot, hurts when moving it or foot, been this way for four weeks getting worse. What could it be and what should I do?

Get it fixed: The two likely causes are a blood clot or a knee joint cyst/rupture. If a clot, you will need to get help to get it dissolved, as it presents a danger of moving to our lung and seriously injuring you - even death. If it is a ruptured knee cyst, it can easily be drained and give you some relief. Diagnosis is easy -- so don't delay, ...Read more

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Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. Took 2 HIV tests 6 months ago and they were negative. Were the tests wrong?

Not HIV: These symptoms are not suggestive of an HIV infection, and the HIV blood tests tests are foolproof, as long as done sufficiently long after the last possible exposure -- which usually is 4-12 weeks. See your doctor if your symptoms continue or you remain concerned, but no worries about HIV. ...Read more

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I'm having pain behind my left knee on the side too, can't bend or straiten well weight bearing is tolerable with assitance?

I'm having pain behind my left knee on the side too, can't bend or straiten well weight bearing is tolerable with assitance?

See an orthopedist: Sounds like you have a meniscal tear or cartilage injury.. Some of your symptoms are typical - including pain and locking. Other symptoms may include swelling, clicking, and instability. Check in with a local orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. He will probably recommend physical therapy initially and perhaps an MRI depending on you examination. Arhtroscopic surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Lately i've had tightness and some dull pain behind my left knee. The symptoms worsen throughout the day; first thing in the morning it's fine though.?

Lately i've had tightness and some dull pain behind my left knee. The symptoms worsen throughout the day; first thing in the morning it's fine though.?

Knee pain on standin: Pain in the back of your knee that worsens as the day goes by and resolves overnight is typically due to a bakers cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that forms in the popliteal fossa, which is a space behind your knee joint. It will cause you pain and a felling of fullness, but should not cause leg, knee or calf swelling, redness or heat. Any of those symptom need evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more