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Severe hip pain and swelling also leads to knee pain and swelling on back of knee! whole leg really, weak leg, back pain, want to give up docs don't care?

Severe hip pain and swelling also leads to knee pain and swelling on back of knee! whole leg really, weak leg, back pain, want to give up docs don't care?

Consider : An orthopedic doctor visit. I hope your questions are answered and you find relief. If what you are doing isn't working, time to try something different. ...Read more

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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Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Need an evaluation: You have a knee Ed fusion, and swelling in the back is a Baker cyst, and that is compressing on certain structures. There are other things I can mimic this. You need to have imaging, and evaluation, fluid removed from the knee, and a good idea of what the internal structural problems that may be compressing the nerve or vascular structures in the back of the knee ...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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Swelling in the back of the knee, hurts a bit. It that a cyst?

Swelling in the back of the knee, hurts a bit. It that a cyst?

Probably: Swelling and pain behind the knee is most likley a baker's cyst. This is a fluid filled herniation off the back of the knee joint, usually associated with a torn meniscus (torn cartilage). It is usually worse with activity and relieved with rest. Treatment is usually nonoperative. If it bothers you an orthopedic surgeon can aspirate and inject it for temmporary relief. ...Read more

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Swelling in the back of the knee, hurts some; how do you know if it isn't a clot?

Swelling in the back of the knee, hurts some; how do you know if it isn't a clot?

Venous ultrasound: A mildly painful swelling in the back of the knee can be a cyst coming off of the joint (a baker's or popliteal cyst). If you have other risk factors for a blood clot (smoking, history of cancer, family history of blood clots or a tendency to clot), then a venous ultrasound may be the best way to try to differentiate the two. Often a diagnosis of a popliteal cyst is made by location & size. ...Read more

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I have swelling in the back of my knee. No noticeable lump or bump. Just enlarged area. No pain, slight achy knee but overall full feeling.

I have swelling in the back of my knee. No noticeable lump or bump. Just enlarged area. No pain, slight achy knee but overall full feeling.

Baker's cyst...: ...also called popliteal cyst, is the most common explantion of this sort of thing. Usually harmless, but see your doctor to be certain; or discuss with your doc's office whether they would prefer you go directly to an orthopedist. (Google Baker's cyst to find lots if information about it.) ...Read more

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Sudden swelling on back of both my knees. A few tiny dark veins appeared on one & that leg hurts more esp w/ walking? Dizzy/tired. 33/f in shape

Sudden swelling on back of both my knees. A few tiny dark veins appeared on one & that leg hurts more esp w/ walking? Dizzy/tired. 33/f in shape

Popliteal swelling: While this might be something relatively benign, like a bakers cyst, it could also be something serious like a blood clot. I am not sure of the relation of the popliteal swelling to the dizziness and fatigue. Please go to your nearest ER or at least Urgent Care for this constellation of symptoms if you cannot see your regular doctor today. ...Read more

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