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Swelling On Back Of Leg Behind Knee
Pain spread from ft to hands swelling on back of leg behind knee won't go away and now upper inner thigh painful can't sleep toes feel like gona pop?
Pain: Sounds vascular. See a doctor right away. ...Read more
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
Have swelling back of leg behind knee, inch below is a lump they said lipoma, anyway I now have ache in leg and hip it just does not feel right?
Knee pain: A swelling in back of your knee would most likely be a Baker's cyst. The best way to explore this is by getting an ultrasound of the leg. ...Read more
Sharp pains behind right thigh down past my knee. Knee not swelling, can't put weight on it. Feels like fire in back of leg. Hip replaced 2007?
I feel pressure in the back of my right leg. There is swelling behind my knee and a mild tingling in my right foot. Whatshould I do?
Get it checked!!!: Get examined because several there are conditions such as a baker's cyst that can present themselves in the back of the knee and pinch a nerve to cause tingling in the toes. You also have to rule out a more serious clot (dvt). Examination and tests such as an ultrasound (doppler) would be used to diagnose. ...Read more
Pulsating/throbbing discomfort that comes and goes throughout the day behind my knee (back side) no swelling or hotness walking has no impact plz help?
2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased swelling@L5-S1 from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.
This may be related: To anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation. Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. ...Read more
See a doctor: It sounds like you may have dislocated your knee cap (patella). This is fairly common in young females in particular. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon or sports med doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have a large swelling on my leg behind n above the knee that swells up every day n hurts by the end of day?
Popliteal cyst: This is probably a baker's cyst but needs to be worked up. ...Read more
I slept on my back w/ leg up & bent @ the knee. I tried 2 put leg straight & it made a wet/crunchy pop. Pain & little swelling now. What wrong? T.Y
I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?
Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves. ...Read more
Jumped off 15ft rock into ocean, hit ocean floor on one leg and crumbled. Pain behind the knee somewhat on the medial side. No significant swelling?
Varies: If you can bear weight on it, you may have just "sprained" it and should get better quickly. If either it is painful to put weight on it, or if if does not get better I would be seen. Somewhat concerning for sustaining a tear in the posterior horn if the medial meniscus which is fairly common and sometimes requires arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more
Swelling behind the knee at the top with blazing, what can be? Without redness or purplish. Can be trombosis? The rest of leg is fine.
Knee swelling: It could be Baker's cyst or some other condition such as lipoma. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Burning behind the knee, especially with cold, with small swelling, no redness and no purplish, can be nerve? Leg hurt a little, started 3 days ago.
Question cut off.: Please resubmit with a specific question. Thanks. ...Read more
Pain just under and back of right knee after a fall, there was a lot of swelling at first but now its normal, can't put pressure on the leg, X-ray normal?
Possible bone bruise: Initial xrays may be negative and still have significant injury to either bone or soft tissues. Persistent symptoms might prompt further evaluation by orthopedist, possible mr. ...Read more
Swelling below the knee in front of it only no swelling in the back or sides this is my mom leg not mine and she has pain?
Am 34 yrs with a lost of appetite, losing weight, with nausea and a painful swelling behind my knee up my leg and am losing weight?
Deserving: You seem to be deserving of a thorough medical evaluation given your concerning symptoms. The swelling behind your leg may be worth imaging with a ct scan or MRI and if the mass is suggestive of a tumor (sarcoma), then additional scans of your lungs and a biopsy would be in order. ...Read more
I've been on lyrica (pregabalin) for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica (pregabalin) causing it?
Swelling at the top behind the knee, no red, no purple. With mild burning and sporadic pain in the leg and ankle, what can it be?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however what you described suggests a Baker cyst. It is an outpouching of the synovial lining of the joint. It would be prudent to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
I have swelling that started behind my knee with lots of pain. Today my whole knee is swollen, with pain doing thru my leg. From knee cap down. What can?
Baker's cyst: You may have developed a baker's cyst. Fluid from knee has moved to the back of the knee and can be very uncomfortable. Have orthopedic check it out for you. ...Read more
I can put full weight on my leg only when I bend it I get this pinching pain at the back of my knee and lower thigh. Still no swelling. Only been a day since I fell on it. Will it get better over time? What if going to a doctor isn't an option?
Ice down- then, heat: Ice it down twice daily until the knee freezes (20-30 minutes). Within next 24-48 hrs. Switch from ice to warm compresses. I don't understand why seeing a doctor is "not an option"....usually in every major metropolitan city there is a way to see a doctor even if you have no insurance. You could solicit a private consultation here on this network....very inexpensive compared to private doctor. ...Read more
This evening had shooting pain on outer part of knee. Upon inspection, I saw swelling behind my knee, really more my upper calf. Pain in L leg but there is also swelling at upper, outer part of R calf too. L is more painful to the touch. Could this be th
It could be: A baker's cyst or DVT. Get US not leg ...Read more
Left leg hurts and when chair presses again just above the back of my knee there is pain down the back of leg. Is this a Dvt? No swelling
Leg pain: If persistent an examination will help resolve the cause ...Read more
I thought deep pain in my legs was from my heart, but cath came back 'clean.' What else could it be? Also have swelling, numbness above knee.
Arthritis: As a rheumatologist leg pain would IMG_3941.JPGnot usually let us think about the heart as being the cause. We think about arthritis, we think about circulation, We would think about muscle problems, and I would discuss this with your physician and consider seeing a rheumatologist ...Read more
New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?
Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs
Get checked: You may have a simple bone contusion with referred pain. Could even be a hairline fracture. Sometimes trauma can lead to blood clots (DVT) as well, which could be painful in the calf area behind the lower leg (homans sign). Best to get the area evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pain in back of thigh and knee with bruising (some purple) and swelling. Pain more present while standing or sitting or when leg is straight?
Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.
How can I tell if I have a blood clot right behind my knee? Pain & mild swelling behind knee on left leg. I'm only 18, normal weight but sedintary.
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