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I have a pulse sometime on my left side of my knee is that relate with the heart problem or something?

I have a pulse sometime on my left side of my knee is that relate with the heart problem or something?

Normal or aneurysm: Feeling a strong pulse behind the knee can be normal in thin people but usually this need to be checked for popliteal artery aneurysm especially if you are more than 40-50 years old. ...Read more

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What is pulsing on the left side of my knee cap?

What is pulsing on the left side of my knee cap?

Patella pain: There are genicular arteries, sometimes varicose veins, or impinging inflamed synovial tissues that may be the culprit. ...Read more

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I have a strong pulse an inch above my knees in the outer left side. It has been there for more than 8 hours now. What could be the problem.?

I have a strong pulse an inch above my knees in the outer left side. It has been there for more than 8 hours now. What could be the problem.?

Interesting: I only say that as there really aren't normally any large vascular structures in the outer side around the knee. While you could be abnormal and have a vascular structure there, it's more likely a sensation from either muscle spasms or irregular sensory nerve impulses. It's hard to be determine the cause without more specifics/exam. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection knee today. Now pulse 94 and headache. Fast pulse and headache a side effect?

Cortisone injection knee today. Now pulse 94 and headache. Fast pulse and headache a side effect?

Cortisone shot: Not typical side effects, if persistent please be checked out. Also check your temperature to exclude a fever. ...Read more

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Pain behind the knee and feeling a pulse there. What is wrong?

Pain behind the knee and feeling a pulse there. What is wrong?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I keep having a pulse sensation in my knee, what could that be?

I keep having a pulse sensation in my knee, what could that be?

Knee: Sensation from popliteal artery can be felt as a pulsing sensation in a small percentage of normal people. It could be associated with abnormalities of popliteal blood vessels, in bakery's cyst due to synovial fluid in back of the knee to name a few. Get it followed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Strong pulse in knee, what's going on?

Strong pulse in knee, what's going on?

What part?: You have an artery that runs behind the knee (the popliteal artery) and if you extend your leg and palpate carefully, you can feel it, but if it's easy to feel, you should get an ultrasound test done to rule out an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Why is my knee/thigh twitching and pulsing continuously?

Why is my knee/thigh twitching and pulsing continuously?

Don't know: Really hard to say without more information or examining you. Are you getting enough sleep, is the first question. Have you been exercising heavily, or conversely, not enough? Do you take any medications that could affect your potassium level, like a diuretic? Try some gentle stretching of you leg muscles, get a good night's rest, and if it persists go see your doctor. ...Read more

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All week I've had a "visible pulse" just above and medial of my left knee.... No pain, just annoying as all get out. Any ideas to make it stop?

Nutrition: Involuntary muscle spasms are more common than people realize. Causes are not fully known, but a deficiency in certain minerals is suspected. Make sure your diet is based, consider multivitamins, and see your physician if the symptoms are persistent, more intense, or if they become painful. ...Read more

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Had MRI/xray on knee doc said it was fine, but it pulses and has pain in knee, feels unstable?

Had MRI/xray on knee doc said it was fine, but it pulses and has pain in knee, feels unstable?

Hard to say: It is good to know your MRI looks fine as that would show the major ligaments in the knee and whether or not there is a problem there. Vascular or neurological causes are possible although fairly rare; it is also possible the MRI was miss read or missed something. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hi! I have had a pulsing off and on on the inside (left) of my right knee. I can see it pulsing when it happens and it is not painful.

No pain, no worry: There a lot of good reason to have a pulsation in the knee as lond as there is no pain in your age there is nothing to worry about. If you still concern see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pulse in my left leg by my knee. It's on upper inside part of one. I've had three surgeries on this knee. What is making this happen?

I have a pulse in my left leg by my knee. It's on upper inside part of one. I've had three surgeries on this knee. What is making this happen?

Normal pulse: This may be your normal popliteal pulse, as the area you are describing is the area where the popliteal area courses through. See if you can feel the same pulse behind the other knee.
However, if you have had a recent surgery and notice pain, swelling, or redness associated with this then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a strong pulse in the middle of my right upper thigh. This way above the knee. I see and feel it jumping. What is the cause?

I have a strong pulse in the middle of my right upper thigh. This way above the knee. I see and feel it jumping. What is the cause?

Likely normal: You are likely experiencing the superficial femoral artery along its' normal path. See your health care provider if it gets more prominent and you are not a routine exerciser. ...Read more

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I fell over 2 nites ago and my knee is very painfull to touch or walk on slightly swollen the pain is like a throbbing pulsing feeling what should ido?

Go to get an X-ray: If the pain remains, get an x-ray done and read - to rule out a fracture. If pain and swelling goes down after 48-72 hrs, it's likely normal. ...Read more

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Since sunday I keep getting pulses in my left quad above knee which feels like I'm having electric current therapy at the physiotherapist.

Since sunday I keep getting pulses in my left quad above knee which feels like I'm having electric current therapy at the physiotherapist.

Pain knee: Hello~ did you injure the area above the knee, since it sounds like a neuropraxia or injury to a nerve in that area. It should get better but see your doc if it does not thanks ...Read more

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Suddenly have pain (burning pulsing) on outside lat. Part of left upper leg. Site of pain seems a bit reddened and with temperature. Not knee area.

Suddenly have pain (burning pulsing) on outside lat. Part of left upper leg. Site of pain seems a bit reddened and with temperature. Not knee area.

Could be infection: Pain, swelling, redness and warmth could be the result of an infection. You shoul dhave it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Orthopedist noted the “Popliteal pulses were +1 on the right and questionably decreased on the left.” Left knee cold and swelling below calf. Link?

Orthopedist noted the “Popliteal pulses were +1 on the right and questionably decreased on the left.” Left knee cold and swelling below calf. Link?

Swelling below the: Calf could indicate a clot, coldness and decreased pulses on one limb could indicate a lack of blood flow/ischemia....if there is any question of possibility of either you really need to be seen by a vascular doctor and that would be urgent.
I would have to think an orthopedist would know if this was the situation, so my question to you would be what were you told by the orthopedist? ...Read more

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Sudden onset nausea, migraine, intense aching low back to knees, &1-2 hours of shaking 16hrs after 3xblood transf all gone now bar fast 130bpm pulse??

Sudden onset nausea, migraine, intense aching low back to knees, &1-2 hours of shaking 16hrs after 3xblood transf all gone now bar fast 130bpm pulse??

See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made and episodes are longer the professional management is warranted. Migraine is a condition that causes attacks of headaches. Other symptoms such as feeling sick, numbness or vomiting, sensitive to light and sound are also common. See a headache specialist for migraine management. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pulsing pain in my right knee. When I sit down the pain goes to my ankle and arc of my foot! What is wrong?

I'm having a sharp pulsing pain in my right knee. When I sit down the pain goes to my ankle and arc of my foot! What is wrong?

See your doctor: Your leg pain could be a manifestation of many unrelated problems. You leg need to be examined in order to decide what the problem is. I will suggest you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Have pins and needles like, twitching like, pulsing sensation around my knee, comes and goes depending on position. No injury. No gym.?

Have pins and needles like, twitching like, pulsing sensation around my knee, comes and goes depending on position. No injury. No gym.?

Radicular pain: Ofter, there are changes to the bones of our bodies. At the level of the spine, changes may cause nerve compression. If the involved nerve is the sciatic nerve, there may be pain and dysesthesia in (any or all) thigh, knee, lower leg, and foot. You may be having radicular pain, originating from nerves being compressed in your lumbo-sacral spine. See your family doctor for a thorough work-up. ...Read more

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Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins? I have little red veins on 50 percent of my thighs above my knees. I feel very unattractive when I wear my swimsuit. I feel like people see the spider veins instead of me. Is intense

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology help reduce my spider veins? I have little red veins on 50 percent of my thighs above my knees. I feel very unattractive when I wear my swimsuit. I feel like people see the spider veins instead of me. Is intense

IPL: Ipl is partially effective in that it will cause coagulation of the small telangiectasias in the most superficial layers of the dermis. The problem arises in that the recticuar feeding veins in the dermal and subdermal subcutaneous fat are generally too deep to be effected without running the risk of significant thermal damage. Secondly, a full venous duplex ultrasound exam, done in the standing position, is really needed to uncover if there is underlying venous insufficiency from an incompetent varicose vein (usually great saphenous, small saphenous, anterior or posterior accessory saphenous or a thigh or calf muscle perforator vein) which is really the root of the problem because the spider complex will reform with in the next 2 or 3 months unless the more proximal cause of the venous insufficiency is correctly addressed. ...Read more

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90 yr old mom. Cortisone injection in knee today. Now. Pulse is 94 and headache. She never has headaches. ER or wait til morning. .

90 yr old mom. Cortisone injection in knee today. Now. Pulse is 94 and headache. She never has headaches. ER or wait til morning. .

Headaches. . .: New onset headache in someone who never has headaches is an alarm bell for us regardless of age, so best to get evaluated sooner than later. Unfortunately, I'm answering your question about 9hrs after you posted, so I hope that she's better whether you took her to ER or waited. I would recommend an emergent evaluation especially given recent history of contaminated steroids a few yrs ago. ...Read more