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Pain In Right Leg Above Knee
I am getting a pain in my right leg just above the knee on the inside of the leg. Its been happening for about 2 months now. Only happen now and again?
Evaluation: Need to ask more questions to find out what it could be. It is advised that you get seen on virtual consult ...Read more
Pain in right leg knee and calf with the feeling of not being able to get enough air. The wakes me up at night x4 days?
I have constant pain in right leg from the knee down. At night I must place a pillow under the knee to keep it bent. The pain is like a constant spasm?
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Can driving 8 hours cause severe calve pain in right leg even if your calcium is normalCausing me to fall up a step? Now knee is purple& painful!
Cannot say in your particular case without examining
but, in the textbooks, driving for prolonged periods is the classic cause of blood clots forming in the legs that give changes in circulation/pain/swelling
AND CAN EASILY BREAK OFF, GO TO THE HEART AND LUNGS AND BE FATAL. THEREFORE THIS IS A REASON TO IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE HOSPITAL as a general textbook situation. ...Read more
Hi, I felt a pulsuating feeling on my right leg above knee thigh. My doc said its my muscle. But now I have the same feeling in different part of body?
Muscle twitches?: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor and neurologist can evaluate and look for the cause. ...Read more
10 year old son had brief sharp pain in chest. Afterwards started to have pain in right leg below knee. He says it is better when rests for a period.
Not likely serious: A 10 year old with a brief chest pain and a pain afterward in the right leg below the knee is not likely to have anything serious like a blood clot traveling to the lung unless he has been at bed rest or immobilized for several days or had recent surgery.**But if he's still having leg pain and points to his calf, or if he's significantly more tender in that calf than the other>go to ER to be safe. ...Read more
I have tingling and numbness and pain in right leg and foot due to my tibial nerve being cut during a total knee replacment?
Response: Not sure of whether your question involves treatment approach or possibility of surgical interventions. Hard to interpret your statement, as posed. Please be specific what your want to have explained or advised. ...Read more
I have pain in right leg and behind knee (for 3 weeks now). Had open umbilical hernia surgery 14/08/17 and restarted warfarin after the procedure (had?
Can gout cause sciatic like pain. I have 6.5 uric acid level. Have pain in right leg. Right knee and lower back pain.
Gout and Sciatica?: This would be quite rare. Being that gout is a joint based inflammatory condition, this is highly unlikely. Keep working on getting that UA level under 6 though. Sciatica can be successfully treated though with icing, stretching, physical therapy and even anti-inflammatories (motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc.). ...Read more
See doc: Knee problems, knee or leg injury, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a herniated disk sound like plausible reasons. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Different causes: There are several things that can cause swelling in one lower leg from lymph edema to a blood clot. It is important to make sure you do not have something serious like a blood clot because if you do it can travel to your heart or lungs and cause death or to your brain and cause a stroke. Therefore, you need to seek medical attention and have the swelling checked out to rule out something serious. ...Read more
One Leg swelling: Many reasons in 45 years old person. If came on suddenly and just in one leg, clot should be considered. Baker cyst behind knee can also be the reason. Varicose vein an other cause. You should have doppler venous flow study. Please see a vascular surgeon. Thanks. ...Read more
HOW OLD ARE YOU:
Age is very important in this situation.
being female knowing your history, your age, medication you are taking, any history of trauma, or injuries. Might help us figuring out what was wrong with you.
the simplest explanation, you stood the wrong way, your knee buckled underneath you. When your stood it gut straight. If keep happening, you need to see a knee doctor. ...Read more
When I stretch out my right leg the top of my knee feels like its being overstretched, what could this be?
That's very normal --:
To have that feeling on front of the lower end of the thigh (above the knee), as the quadriceps muscles are being contracted to allow the leg to be extended (stretched).
So need to worry and be happy. ...Read more
Recently I have been feeling a cold wet sensation on my right leg about 6 inches below the knee. What could be causing this.?
But not wet?: If you have the sensation of cold wetness without actually being cold / wet then it could indicate an abnormality with a nerve coming from the spine or a superficial sensory nerve. It is definitely a weird sensation! See your doctor for a check up to make sure your neurological exam is otherwise normal. ...Read more
My leg is very painful not sure what it is. It's the right leg behind the knee. Would say the pain from there oh around that area?
My right leg caves inward at my knee. When standing I notice I can flex my left vmo but not my right one. What is happening with the right?
Genu valgus?: I would need to gather more information, such as growth and development history, onset of deformity, its progression, and history of trauma or fracture. There aren't many things that would cause one side only to be affected. A physeal fracture could cause it, but the deformity would have been noticed at a younger age. Metabolic disease or skeletal dysplasia would cause both sides to be involved. ...Read more
Sometimes I get this buzzing pain go down my right leg starting at my knee it's there for a few moments than disappears when I move it around why?
My right leg hurts when I drive more than 20 minutes; it feels aggravated on the back on the outside, first above my knee then everywhere. What is it?
Leg parasthesia: This could be either sciatica (in 20% of the population the nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle deep in the buttock). If this muscle spasms then. The nerve will become irritated. This may also represent an impingement of any other nerve exiting the sacral root area. ...Read more
Leg "pressure": Dear Brittany, Is there swelling in your leg below the knee joint, specifically behind in the calf region? If so, call your physician. Clots in a leg can present with "pressure" behind the knee, and may not be painful. Also, if you are on contraceptives, risk for clots is higher. Make sure you contact your physician for a physical exam. Best wishes, Nisha ...Read more
Probably: This is probably idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
My right leg from knee down aches bad especially at night. Just had long haul flight. Had 2 mi's a year ago is it connected?
Get checked: For possible clots in the leg from the long flight. Start with your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Having pain when standing behind my left knee. Right leg fine. I'm a 65 yr old male. I do have nerve problems, but why the swellimg/?
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