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40M Since yesterday pain in back of thigh above knee for no reason. 2nd Google result says DVT/blood clot. No redness, swelling, risk factors. Strain?

40M Since yesterday pain in back of thigh above knee for no reason. 2nd Google result says DVT/blood clot. No redness, swelling, risk factors. Strain?

Thigh pain: Your description is nonspecific. Possibilities include simple muscle strain, baker's cyst, contusion or phlebitis. There may be no redness or obvious swelling with any of these, but tenderness is usually present with phlebitis. If discomfort persists visit a hospital emergency room where examination by a physician and appropriate testing like an ultrasound is readily available. ...Read more

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Been to foot spine orthopedic family dr numbness foot leg knee thigh pain in leg no dr can tell me why?

Thigh leg pain: Sometimes the correct diagnosis is difficult to ascertain. Perhaps the best way to obtain an answer is to stick with one specialist and ask for follow up visits and repeat testing. If u only see a dr one time and then move on to a different one, you may confuse the process of getting the correct treatment ...Read more

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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes inner thigh pain affecting the knee?

What causes inner thigh pain affecting the knee?

Medial knee pain: Hi, to be clear, you are talking about inner pain (medial) at the level of the knee, correct? Knee pain has many etiologies, the main ones to consider when there is medial pain are: medial meniscus tear, medial arthritis, and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain. Your doc will do an exam of the knee to delineate potential causes and as needed get XR and MRI.
See your doc and get better soon! ...Read more

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Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Pain @ 11d is common: When fluid and swelling are present in the knee, you will usually see it on outer part of thigh. If a tourniquet was used it can also cause residual but temporary pain in thigh. If the surgeon did a lateral release that also causes pain on outer thigh. If pain is severe you should have your doctor examine to make sure there is not an infection or determine if fluid needs to be removed from knee. ...Read more

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First r knee OA. Then r hip OA. Now left thigh pain, occasionally. Any correlation?

First r knee OA. Then r hip OA. Now left thigh pain, occasionally. Any correlation?

Maybe but informatio: This may be a type of arthritis but we need to know a lot more information. There are over 150 types of arthritis and you need clarification and need to see a rheumatologist. It may be someting more than osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Pain right at the bend of the knee, medial, slightly behind the knee and inner thigh pain. Feels like a tendon might snap when running. Any ideas?

Stop if hurts.: Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Continuing any activity that is causing pain can worsen the pain and the damage. Some pain is expected with training as muscles strengthen and endurance improves but new pain means something else. Unless we are getting millions as pro athletes, don't risk damage. Get checked to see if all's well or not and how to avoid future pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering if trochanteric bursitis could be causing all the pain I am having in leg, knee, ankle, thigh, pain since 10/9/2012.

I was wondering if trochanteric bursitis could be causing all the pain I am having in leg, knee, ankle, thigh, pain since 10/9/2012.

It can be: For the some reason it could be altering your gait and the way you are moving. In either case, I would see an orthopedist for care. ...Read more

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Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Therapy: Physical therapy to strengthen the supporting muscles if the knee as can wearing a brace; if not successful or if you are an active person an ACL reconstruction may be indicated. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Get X-ray if...: Sounds like a contusion to your thigh. (bruise). If you are able to walk and weight bear on that side a fractured femur (thigh bone)extremely unlikely. Contusions to kneecap (prepatellar bursitis) is very common w/ your mechanism of injury and can refer pain proximally. So are thigh contusions. Rice is appropriate. If pain continues, swelling increases, or pain localizes to knee. .. See md...Gl. ...Read more

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Would marijuana use help my chronic fatigue and soreness along with my sharp hip, knee, thigh pain? If so, any legal way in wisconsin to do so?

Would marijuana use help my chronic fatigue and soreness along with my sharp hip, knee, thigh pain? If so, any legal way in wisconsin to do so?

Pending legislation: There is pending legislation for medical marijuana in wisconsin, but it's not legal yet. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Sx include: knee pain inner thigh pain foot numbness (all rght leg) 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks and cotton feeling in throat when swallow, ideas?

Sx include: knee pain inner thigh pain foot numbness (all rght leg) 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks and cotton feeling in throat when swallow, ideas?

Look for diabetes: Abrupt weight gain with dry mouth increases suspicion for diabetes.Right leg pain medial aspect suggests dermatomal pain of discogenic disease which is more frequent in obesity.Right hip OA or septic hip ar ussually radiates to the right anterior thigh. The leg pain and dry mouth only indirectly elevated.Vaginal infections increased in diabetes. LLQ pain unlikely to be a factor in the right legpain ...Read more

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Woke w/sharp pain in inner thigh in one leg, cramp in calf of other. Walked around a bit, pain went away-went back to sleep. Woke to thigh pain again.

Woke w/sharp pain in inner thigh in one leg, cramp in calf of other. Walked around a bit, pain went away-went back to sleep. Woke to thigh pain again.

Cramps: Recurrent muscle cramps or spasms may be caused by deficiencies of calcium or magnesium. Sometimes they are due to excessive muscle tightness caused by various muscle activities during the day. In this case stretching maneuvers of the legs before going to bed may prevent the nocturnal spasms. You could also take a magnesium supplement daily. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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Had backpain, leg weaknes. After takin vitD supplement, back/thigh pain is gone. Kneepain is going away. But leg muscles r weak/stiff. How long for recovery?

Had backpain, leg weaknes. After takin vitD supplement, back/thigh pain is gone. Kneepain is going away. But leg muscles r weak/stiff. How long for recovery?

Back pain: And sore muscles. You need to find the cause of your symptoms by seeing your doctor. Possibilities include Lyme and arthritis or other things. Muscles may be weak due to lack of movement when you were in more pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After the 1st year after spinal fusion in l 4-5 it started to give me chronic pain in the left buttocks and left leg-then when it started to have debilitating pain in the top of thigh and inner thigh, pain management dr said-thats l3-4. My spine surgeon r

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After the 1st year after spinal fusion in l 4-5 it started to give me chronic pain in the left buttocks and left leg-then when it started to have debilitating pain in the top of thigh and inner thigh, pain management dr said-thats l3-4. My spine surgeon r

Failed back: It sounds like you are experiencing failed back surgery syndrome. We need more information to be able to discuss the options for your pain. You also can try to get second opinions from other doctors. ...Read more

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Pulsating outer left thigh pain along with leg cramps and twitching calves. Leg cramps started a month ago. Lumbar MRI pending, DVT ultrasound negativ?

Pulsating outer left thigh pain along with leg cramps and twitching calves. Leg cramps started a month ago. Lumbar MRI pending, DVT ultrasound negativ?

Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Left leg really sure. X-rays show no break/chip. Now small red rash/bump on back of thigh above knee. Could this be shingles?

Left leg really sure. X-rays show no break/chip. Now small red rash/bump on back of thigh above knee. Could this be shingles?

Shingles?: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Therefore, for it to be shingles, the rash must look like chicken pox. The rash starts out as vesicles, or small sized fluid blisters that eventually scab over. If this is what you see, it could be shingles and you should see a doctor right away to be placed on antiviral medication to stave off post herpetic neuralgia, a very painful condition. ...Read more

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I have in back of my knee and thigh sharp shooting pains all day?

Need more info: Probably not serious but you need to see your family physician or orthopedic surgeon. Pain could be from arthritis, muscle or ligament or meniscus problem. You need an examination to get to the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I just came back from a game and I have pain on my upper knee/lower thigh whenever I crouch down or try to get up. Is this a tedon related injury?

I just came back from a game and I have pain on my upper knee/lower thigh whenever I crouch down or try to get up. Is this a tedon related injury?

It could just be: Muscle or tendon strain. Apply ice packs 1st two days then warm packs. Drink lots of water. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. See your dr if u get worse. Take care! ...Read more

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I've been getting an odd wet sensation on my lower thigh just above the back of my knee. I noticed it 4 days ago at first it wasn't painful just annoy?

I've been getting an odd wet sensation on my lower thigh just above the back of my knee. I noticed it 4 days ago at first it wasn't painful just annoy?

Curious, but not: Unheard of. Typically, an unusual sensation--sensing wet but it isn't! --is a manifestation of nerve dysfunction, most probably a small fiber neuropathy. Curiously, the location you report---the leg/thigh--is one of the more common sites reported for this unusual wet sensation. Neuropathies can be caused by diabetes, metabolic abnormalities, toxic exposures, etc. A neurologist can help sort this out ...Read more

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I fell on my knees Tuesday. Now Friday, there's an inflamed spot on my lower spine area and hurts when touched and my thighs hurt. What could I have?

I fell on my knees Tuesday. Now Friday, there's an inflamed spot on my lower spine area and hurts when touched and my thighs hurt. What could I have?

Hurt: This could simply be bruising or it could be something more severe. I suggest that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. If it is a minor issue it be explained to you and mild treatment prescribed. If it turns out to be a more severe injury you are likely to be admitted to the hospital. I hope that is not the case. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my lower back radiating to my inner right thigh and down to the front of my knee.

Sciatic: This might be sciatic pain. I would suggest you bring it up at your next visit with your PCP. Also check Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Sciatica and see if the location matches. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad pains from the lower part of my buttocks and behind my thigh to the back of my knee. What might it be?

I have been having really bad pains from the lower part of my buttocks and behind my thigh to the back of my knee. What might it be?

Sciatica: Possibly irritation of the sciatic nerve. Rest and warm soaks might ameliorate. Sciatica is usually self-limiting. If it continues see an Osteopath to find out why the nerve is being irritated? In your age group muscle spasm becomes suspect. If you have been an extreme sports enthusiast and had repetative buttock falls, a pelvic girdle injury might be involved. ...Read more

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I got lots of cellulites on my butt all along to my upper thigh. And ther are some of them on the back of my knee. How can I remove them all?

I got lots of cellulites on my butt all along to my upper thigh. And ther are some of them on the back of my knee. How can I remove them all?

Weight loss,,: Weight loss can lessen cellulite. There is a new laser called cellulaze from cynasure. It holds promise and appears to lead to significant improvement in 3 out of 4 patients. ...Read more

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Small vibrations lower thigh/back knee, no weakness, not visible, in intervals. No pain, no other symptoms. Started this morning. Felt when rest

Small vibrations lower thigh/back knee, no weakness, not visible, in intervals. No pain, no other symptoms. Started this morning. Felt when rest

Dehydration?: The nebulous description of your symptoms doesn't have me concerned at this point. It could be something as simple as dehydration. If it persists, worsens, or you get new symptoms like weakness or discomfort, see your physician - they will do an exam and order some blood work. ...Read more