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Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Pain in inner thigh near groin area. Sometimes travels behind my knees. What could it be?

Tailor's tendinitis: Twenties male with groin pain radiating to behind the knees describes an injury peculiar to tailors who use a trundle foot pedal to drive the sewing machine. Repetitive stress doing certain muscle building physical culture exercises could initiate. See a physical therapist or Osteopath to discern. The overly-stressed Gracelis muscle is the offending soft tissue spastic structure in such injuries. ...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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Bruising on inner thigh?

Bruising on inner thigh?

Many causes: There are many causes, did you bump into anything, are you on blood thinners of any kind? We need more details to find out what may be the cause. ...Read more

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Discoloration on inside of thigh near groin that burns?

Discoloration on inside of thigh near groin that burns?

Could be fungal: "jock itch" or tinea cruris is a fungal infection in the groin that is itchy or painful. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management of this condition. ...Read more

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What cause painful pinkish inner/dark red edges patch with a pea size lump underneath it? Located on the lower inner right thigh close to knee.

What cause painful pinkish inner/dark red edges patch with a pea size lump underneath it?  Located on the lower inner right thigh close to knee.

Shingles?: Without being able to look at it, i would hesitate to attempt a diagnosis. That being said, if it is painful, and has a "blister" look about it, it could be shingles, which can be treated. Get it looked at soon as getting on the antivirals for it sooner would give a better outcome. If, of course, it is shingles. ...Read more

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What causes inner thigh pain affecting the knee?

What causes inner thigh pain affecting the knee?

Medial knee pain: Hi, to be clear, you are talking about inner pain (medial) at the level of the knee, correct? Knee pain has many etiologies, the main ones to consider when there is medial pain are: medial meniscus tear, medial arthritis, and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain. Your doc will do an exam of the knee to delineate potential causes and as needed get XR and MRI. See your doc and get better soon! ...Read more

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Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Nerve pain: Hi, nerve pains are usually burning form, the way you are describing it, it sounds more like nerve compression pain. If you have swelling of the Calf, a Doppler ultrasound would be helpful to make sure there is no blood clot ...Read more

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Could hernia occure in leg (upper inner thigh)?

Could hernia occure in leg (upper inner thigh)?

Yes: A femoral hernia can present , more frequently get incarcerated , see your doctor, to make sure ...Read more

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Pain outside upper left thigh?

Pain outside upper left thigh?

Pain upper thigh. : Agree that more information is needed. General possibilities include trochanteric bursitis, L4 radiculopathy (from the spine), hip arthritis, inguinal hernia or even shingles. A local examination would help you elucidate cause. ...Read more

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Severe pain at top of inner thigh?

It could musculo: Skeletal pain, nerve inflammation, circulation problem etc. See ur dr for any concern. God bless u! ...Read more

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Swollen itchy inner thigh?

Swollen itchy inner thigh?

Consider your skin: If this persists it should be examined by your doctor. The most common causes would be irritation, contact with something you are allergic to, or hair follicles that are inflamed or infected. The swelling may suggest deeper tissue involvement such as spread of infection or trauma from scratching. If the thigh feels hot, becomes hot or red, seek medical attention sooner rather than later! ...Read more

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Left outer thigh pain when resting?

Left outer thigh pain when resting?

See below: Maybe trochanteric bursitis you can google it and see some of the conservative treatments recommended . Seeking out an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation . Usually rest , anti-inflammatory , physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more

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Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area. Sometimes radiates to left lower back area. No swelling.

Groin pain: Causes of groin pain include hernia, hip arthritis, tendonitis, nerve pain from spinal nerve impingement, inflamed lymph node, trauma, or pelvic organ inflammation. If it is radiating as you describe, you should have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

In absence of injury: This could be ganglion, or a swelling from underlying bone, nerve, muscle, or vascular tissue. If its getting bigger or causing pain, etc. Then need for investigating it further with xrays, mri/ct scans, blood work. Surgical removal with biopsy would most likely be necessary to get definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tightness in upper thigh near the groin when running ?

Tightness in upper thigh near the groin 
when running 
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Ans: Well better stop running for a while you need to do proper warm up exercises or you can do irrepairable injury. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling ?

Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling
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Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician. ...Read more

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Swollen lump on inner tigh by walking?

Swollen lump on inner tigh by walking?

Be eval by surgeon: Walking shouldn't cause lumps. A spontaneous mass or swelling on one thigh is bad and needs evaluation by orthopedics as it could be cancer, infection, hematoma, muscle tear, lymph gland, nerve tumor, vascular, on and on... Go to orthopedics. Don't wait. Better to be safe than sorry. Time often matters. ...Read more

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Inner pain in my knees?

Inner pain in my knees?

Needs hx. and physi: See you doctor for an appropriate history and physical exam. There are many, many causes. ...Read more