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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous ... Help?

Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous ... Help?

A few toughts to cla: We think of muscle, nerve or hip or knee joint or even hernia. This will be best decided by you examination by your physician. I woud suggest these areas to evaluate. ...Read more

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My knee has suddenly started hurting, very badly. When I put it at a 45 degree angle (walking) it sends a shooting pain up my body! No swelling! ?

My knee has suddenly started hurting, very badly. When I put it at a 45 degree angle (walking) it sends a shooting pain up my body! No swelling! ?

See doctor: Your knee could merely be strained, but you could also have meniscal and/or ligamentous problems. Would not hurt to have involvement of orthopedic surgeon if this continues. ...Read more

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Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

I would see a back: specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Fall on l/arm during football, shooting pain in elbow when straightened, no swelling and no bruising as far as I can see what should I do?

Fall on l/arm during football, shooting pain in elbow when straightened, no swelling and no bruising as far as I can see what should I do?

Elbow: Could be problem with ulnar nerve if after reasonable period of time still present need to have primary care or ortho evaluate ...Read more

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Tibial plateau 1.5 yrs ago now sharp shooting pain down leg and into outside ankle. Spasms when resting( sleep hindering) constant swelling . Options?

Tibial plateau 1.5 yrs ago now sharp shooting pain down leg and into outside ankle. Spasms when resting( sleep hindering) constant swelling . Options?

Cartilage injury: Assuming you meant tibial plateau "fracture" or "injury", you may have a resultant cartilage injury or cyst in the talus or tibia. This can create constant swelling and achy pain. See your doctor for a MRI of the ankle. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan . ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain behind my knee, popliteal area. It occurs when i try to straighten my leg, or suspend my leg in the air, flexed or not.

I have sharp shooting pain behind my knee, popliteal area. It occurs when i try to straighten my leg, or suspend my leg in the air, flexed or not.

Knee pain: This sounds like chondromalaciae patella. (softening of cartilage behind kneecap). A month of physical therapy with ultrasound and therapeutic exercises can diminish pain and restore pain-free motion. If the pain persists then MRI could be necessary to determine if you have a meniscus or cruciate ligament injury. (which could be the culprit of the kneecap pain). Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation(phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve . See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications,liniment and, if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more