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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.

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


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

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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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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