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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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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?

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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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?

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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Pain/swelling right knee now in both knees, pain up through thighs, now cracking fell on knee 2 yrs ago, what could this be?

Pain/swelling right knee now in both knees, pain up through thighs, now cracking fell on knee 2 yrs ago, what could this be?

Time for Orthopedist: Could be degenerative changes catching up w/you; overuse; new injury...Needs examination and possibly imaging study to see what is going on. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I've found three small knots on my right thigh. One on the back of my thigh, one near the groin, and one near the knee. Along with mass/swelling. Help?

I've found three small knots on my right thigh. One on the back of my thigh, one near the groin, and one near the knee. Along with mass/swelling. Help?

Need to r/o infectio: You need to be certain these are not infected lesions. You need to discuss with your physician consider to biopsy and culture these to help clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing very strong pain in my inner right thigh and groin area for a week. The pain spread to my knee with a little swelling below the knee. It's constantly painful up walk and lay down. I can't pinpoint the origin of the pain but it feels

I've been experiencing very strong pain in my inner right thigh and groin area for a week. The pain spread to my knee with a little swelling below the knee. It's constantly painful up walk and lay down. I can't pinpoint the origin of the pain but it feels

Thigh pain /swelling: Seek immediate medical attention in an ER. You may have a clot in your leg, which could have serious consequences and needs immediate attention. Also could possibly be appendicitis, ovarian torsion which all need immediate ER evaluation. Go to an ER now. ...Read more

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Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain in thigh & knee. Should i be concern?

Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain  in thigh & knee. Should i be concern?

Yes.: If your knee is producing fluid, which results in swelling, then that's a sign that there is probably something structurally wrong inside your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist for closer evaluation. ...Read more

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