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Swelling On Thigh Above Knee
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
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
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
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?
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
Best have it seen to: By your pcp. You could have pulled a muscle in upper thigh or it could just be a hematoma (collection of blood), which will resolve by itself over 7-10 days time. You could apply an icepack, take pain meds and rest the knee would all help. After an examination the correct treatment could be initiated depending on your diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more