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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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35 male, pain & swelling in lower thigh just above knee when bend it or sit in car. Gets ok if stand for few min. On full bend have pain in deep knee.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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35 male, pain & swelling in lower thigh just above knee when bend it or sit in car. Gets ok if stand for few min. On full bend have pain in deep knee.

Pain in knee: Please have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedic surgeon. If there is delay in getting an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Alvin Lin
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I recently injured my leg by a fall and i now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

Dr. Alvin Lin
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I recently injured my leg by a fall and i now am experiencing a lot of swelling above knee on my lower thigh  what can cause this, I have pain in knee?

Knee injury: Perhaps you sustained an injury to your muscle or bled into the muscle or even sustained a fracture. Lots of possible causes of painful swelling above the knee. Best to go see your family doctor for an evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
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Swelling above right knee cap and thigh. decreases if I elevate it but gets bigger during the day when I walk around or stand up at work for 8 hours?

Dr. John Michalski
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Swelling above right knee cap and thigh. decreases if I elevate it but gets bigger during the day when I walk around or stand up at work for 8 hours?

Knee swelling: Sounds like an effusion. Check with orthopedic doc if any locking or mechanical problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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I have swelling above my knee and up my thigh about 8 inches. My left leg is 2 1/2 inches bigger than my right leg. I had surgery on 8/1?

Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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I have swelling above my knee and up my thigh about 8 inches.  My left leg is 2 1/2 inches bigger than my right leg.  I had surgery on 8/1?

Venous stasis: Of lower limbs after a major surgery should Not be ignored. See your surgeon ASAP. Keep your legs elevated. Ultra sound of the lower limbs and a blood test is the minimum you should have gotten for this condition. Accompanying pain and coldness of the distal legs is not a good sign. Deep vein thrombosis can be treated with anticoagulant therapy. CONSULT YOUR MD ASAP ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Board Certified, Pain Management
8 years in practice
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2-3inch lump in back of thigh 2inches above knee, pain radiating down calf and up thigh with slight swelling of knee?

Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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2-3inch lump in back of thigh 2inches above knee, pain radiating down calf and up thigh with slight swelling of knee?

Could be a clot: could be a blood clot or a swelling from an insect bite. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
Board Certified, Phlebology
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I have a vein in lower right thigh just above my knee that is visible for about 6" and is tender. No redness or swelling that I can tell.

Dr. John Landi
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I have a vein in lower right thigh just above my knee that is visible for about 6" and is tender. No redness or swelling that I can tell.

See vein specialist.: What you describe sounds like superficial thrombophlebitis. You should see a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. In the meantime, try wet compresses to the area and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Carpet burn sensation on thigh, sensitive to sheets or clothing, no redness or swelling, skin looks normal, area is about 6 inches above knee ?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Carpet burn sensation on thigh, sensitive to sheets or clothing, no redness or swelling, skin looks normal, area is about 6 inches above knee ?

Tough one!: How long have you had this feeling? Do you have any back problems? Have you injured the area? Do you have diabetes or other medical problems? Also, early symptoms of shingles (herpes zoster) can cause a feeling of hypersenistivity before the rash breaks out. If your problem continues, see a doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Bernstein
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I twisted my knee in bed. I propped it up while I slept and when I woke up that thigh was stiff and I'm noticing a bit of swelling. Is that normal?

Dr. Kevin Bernstein
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I twisted my knee in bed. I propped it up while I slept and when I woke up that thigh was stiff and I'm noticing a bit of swelling.  Is that normal?

Inflammation: Anything that can cause a twist or pop in many joints can cause irritation leading to the inflammatory response. This response includes pain and swelling which can make joints stiff. This is normal for the inflammatory process though should be examined if developing (including/not limited to) catching, locking, giving way, significant worsening of pain, fevers, weakness/numbness ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Is it possible for knee pain/swelling to now start also causing pain up thighs and painful lower back - or are they 2 totally different things?

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Is it possible for knee pain/swelling to now  start also causing pain up thighs and painful lower back - or are they 2 totally different things?

Possibly: Painful knees can cause you to alter your gait. Often the altered gait can then lead to hip and/or back pain. ...Read more

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