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I have soreness behind my knee without an injury and no redness, swelling or warmth.

I have soreness behind my knee without an injury and no redness, swelling or warmth.

May be Bakers cyst: Even if you see no swelling it could be a tendinitis behind the knee or arthritis in your knee. Often a Baker cyst occurs with arthritis of the knee ...Read more

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Burning behind the right knee with small swelling, no redness or purplish, started a week ago, what can be?

Burning behind the right knee with small swelling, no redness or purplish, started a week ago, what can be?

My "guess": POPLITEAL CYST......Hands on exam needed for exact diagnosis...a Popliteal cyst is a small cyst arising from
your KNEE JOINT and often associated with a Cartilage tear inside your knee!

Just a "guess'
Hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Stinging pain both calves, & behind knees, not from exercise. Legs feel heavy. No redness/swelling. Worse in AM but never goes away completely.?

Stinging pain both calves, & behind knees, not from exercise. Legs feel heavy. No redness/swelling. Worse in AM but never goes away completely.?

Get checked: A proper neuromuscular/vascular exam can typically pinpoint the issue in question... check with your doctor in person for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you have any pain or discomfort in your calves you should be seen immediately in urgent care. ...Read more

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Skin behind knee feels like I have a small burn. But the skin is normal with no rash or redness or swelling. I don't have pain just a rash feeling.?

Skin behind knee feels like I have a small burn. But the skin is normal with no rash or redness or swelling. I don't have pain just a rash feeling.?

Nerve endings: It appears that you have irritable nerve endings in the superficial nerves behind the knee. As long as there are no other symptoms of redness, tenderness, swelling or distended veins, there appears to be no serious problem. ...Read more

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Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days

Burning sensation behind the knee of the right leg especially with the cold, with small swelling, no redness, no purplish, can be nerve? Started 3days

? popliteal cyst?: Your symptoms are likely due to a popliteal cyst, also called a Baker's Cyst. It is a bursal fat pad that has become inflammed from weather or altered gait, among other causes. Anti-inflammatories are often prescribed for it, in fairly high doses, such as ibuprofen 600-800mg three to four times per day. If that doesn't work after a week or so, drainage and steroid injection may be necessary, . ...Read more

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11y.o. Female Intermittent pain to R knee X 1 year. "Hurts behind kneecap". No edema, redness or point tenderness, no known injury. Softball&cheer?

Not uncommon: Patellofemoral pain is not uncommon in young athletic children. Likely related to repetitive use from jumping, etc. Manage based on symptoms as you are. Avoid activities that make it worse. Warm up well. Stretch. Stretch again after activities ...Read more

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Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time I take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?

Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time I take a step. No warmth or redness. Could this be a blood clot?

Possibly yes. Get --: Yourself checked out by your pcp or go to an er if a blood clot is suspected, so a doppler scan be done to exclude/confirm it.
Generally its due to a pulled muscle, sprained ligament, or a rupture of a cyst behind the knee. These are more commonly seen.
Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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Chance of dvt pain behind knee no swelling or heat or redness?

Chance of dvt pain behind knee no swelling or heat or redness?

Dvt: Localized pain behind the knee is not very common as a symptom of deep vein thrombosis. However doing a venous duplex ultrasound (Doppler-sonography) would identify and clarify this issue. Other issues could be localized knee problems, such as a Baker's cyst. If there is a recent history of airplane travel, then ultrasound would be recommended as there is risk of air travel related thrombosis ...Read more

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Tenderness behind left knee when walking and bending knee front of knee is fine back of knee no swellings present or redness came on after driving.?

Tenderness behind left knee when walking and bending knee front of knee is fine back of knee no swellings present or redness came on after driving.?

Tight hamstring?: Do you sit a lot? Do you drive a lot? It sounds like there was no injury and there is nothing abnormal in the area to your naked eye. It might be tight hamstrings which need to be stretched out frequently. You might want to see the physician if this persists more than 1-2 weeks ...Read more

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I have muscle like pain behind my knee right above the knee area- didn't do anything to it - should I be worried about blood clot- no redness/swelling

I have muscle like pain behind my knee right above the knee area- didn't do anything to it - should I be worried about blood clot- no redness/swelling

Unlikely a clot: This does not sound like a clot to me but if you are concerned you should certainly see a doctor for evaluation
lupus can increase the risk of clots. ...Read more

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Mild pain in the right leg, more localized behind the knee, sometimes in the hip and ankle. Not intense, no swelling or redness. Started 3days ago.

Mild pain in the right leg, more localized behind the knee, sometimes in the hip and ankle. Not intense, no swelling or redness. Started 3days ago.

Leg pain: Pain or dull ache involving the entire leg is suggestive of nerve impingement from a bulging disc or spur from a vertebra in the lower spine pressing on a nerve root. A knee injury or phlebitis would be more localized to the knee or calf. If discomfort persists consult a physician or a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment advice. An mri of the spine may be recommended. ...Read more

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Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk. No recent injury. Overweight. No swelling or redness. DVT?

Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk. No recent injury. Overweight. No swelling or redness. DVT?

Possibly: Unfortunately, even the physical exam looking for a DVT is only about 50 percent accurate. So if you do have posterior knee pain and particularly swelling in the leg, you may need to be seen for an ultrasound. You could very well not have a DVT, but having one is potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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No redness or swelling. Not on the pill. Tearing like sharp pain behind knee where the joint is when I stand too long or walk. D dimmer test ok.?

No redness or swelling. Not on the pill. Tearing like sharp pain behind knee where the joint is when I stand too long or walk. D dimmer test ok.?

Not DVT: The negative D-diner test effectively rules out deep vein thrombosis as diagnosis.

Your symptoms suggest orthopedic problem in knee or sciatica. ...Read more

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Hi Doc. I'm a 26 year old female. Have no history of injury. I recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. No swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. It comes and goes without warning

Hi Doc. I'm a 26 year old female. Have no history of injury. I recently started getting this sharp pain originating behind my knee and radiating down to my leg. No swelling, warmth, redness or tenderness behind the knee. It comes and goes without warning

Plantaris muscle: The plantaris muscle starts just above the back of your knee and goes down to your Achilles tendon at the heel. It is right in the middle of your calf. It doesn't stretch well. If overstretched It could give symptoms similar to what you described. Stretching the calf muscles by letting heels drop with balls of feet on a step usually helps. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

Eczema: Eczema is a skin problem which causes dry, itchy skin, especially in the areas you mentioned. It can come and go for years. Bathe with plain water, only mild soap as needed, no scrubbing. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer (no fragrance, thick, not a watery lotion) regularly. If it worsens and causes raw skin, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain behind my left knee (especially toward the outside), as well as tingling in my foot and outside of calf (3 days). So far no swelling, heat, or redness. I tried ice and putting the leg up but it didn't help much.?

I am experiencing pain behind my left knee (especially toward the outside), as well as tingling in my foot and outside of calf (3 days). So far no swelling, heat, or redness. I tried ice and putting the leg up but it didn't help much.?

Nerve entrapment?: The outer side of the knee is whet the peroneal nerve can become injured/irritated and could cause foot and calf tingling/numbness/nerve pain although there are a variety of other causes e.g. pinched nerve from spine, local knee or calf problem, or the more potentially serious deep vein thrombosis. Recommend urgent medical assessment by doctor to have exam and run tests to diagnos. All the best ...Read more

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Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose veins would be raised, blue and grape-like in appearance. A red rash doesn't sound like veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Three year old red rash behind knees and inside elbows, what could this be?

Three year old red rash behind knees and inside elbows, what could this be?

Eczema: This can be many things, but the most common is eczema. It is commonly associated with allergies and is treated with moisturizing and emollient creams and ointments. When more severe, steroid medications are sometimes used. ...Read more

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Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

What happened first?: What happened before the lumps appeared? Were you stung/bitten by an insect? Had you rubbed against some plants/weeds? We need more information to provide the best answer. Possibly using topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or taking zyrtec/benadryl/claritin by mouth will resolve issue, but fp should see lumps & get complete history. ...Read more

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My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it?  

My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it?  

Candida: The antecubital and popliteal fossae in young chubby babies are areas where they can get a candidal yeast infection due to humidity and wetness. You can use nystatin topically three times a day for 4 weeks. Also important to keep the area dry, consider using vaseline to keep the area from getting wet. ...Read more

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This morning I noticed a lump behind my right knee. Throughout the day it had gotten bigger, red and painful. Any ideas what it is?

This morning I noticed a lump behind my right knee. Throughout the day it had gotten bigger, red and painful. Any ideas what it is?

Many possibilities: A a physician could help sort through those with a history and physical. Baker's cyst, boil, insect bite, blood clot, swollen lymph node, phlebitis are some possibilities. Best to get a professional opinion. ...Read more

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I have a few raised red dots only on one leg behind my knee on both outside and inside. They aren't itchy, but I have never seen them before.?

I have a few raised red dots only on one leg behind my knee on both outside and inside. They aren't itchy, but I have never seen them before.?

Simple skin irritation: Start by just observing. If it's gone in 1-5 days, Don't worry.
If it's getting worse or persisting more than five days look for an irritation source like clothing or an exercise machine that pushes/rubs too hard on your skin there.
Try simple skin creams. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Jock itch: See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more