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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 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?

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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Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein thrombosis which needs to be evaluated, talk to your orthopedist. ...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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I injured my right knee and now I have swelling in my right upper thigh, what do I do?

I injured my right knee and now I have swelling in my right upper thigh, what do I do?

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

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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 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 am 3 days post thigh-hip-butt Lipo, and my knees & thighs are extremely swollen. Is this normal & what can I do to reduce the swelling?

I am 3 days post thigh-hip-butt Lipo, and my knees & thighs are extremely swollen. Is this normal & what can I do to reduce the swelling?

PO#3 Swelling?: YES! But best to see your lipo surgeon to inform you of the healing phases you will be going through. Postop lipo swelling appears worse early that takes unto 3 months to resolve. But We/I do not know your history or type of liposuction. Therefore see your chosen surgeon.. ...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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Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Pain @ 11d is common: When fluid and swelling are present in the knee, you will usually see it on outer part of thigh. If a tourniquet was used it can also cause residual but temporary pain in thigh. If the surgeon did a lateral release that also causes pain on outer thigh. If pain is severe you should have your doctor examine to make sure there is not an infection or determine if fluid needs to be removed from knee. ...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 on lyrica (pregabalin) for like 6 months and just stated getting painful leg swelling behind thigh near knee is lyrica (pregabalin) causing it?

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?

Lyrics side effects: That's not one of the common side effects (like sleepiness or dizziness), but swelling of the legs can occur as a side effect, You should speak with the my who has treated U with it. ...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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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?

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?

Nerve irritation: You may have lumbosacral nerve root irritation and the right hip replacement may or may not have anything to do with these new symptoms.
Please have it evaluated by a family physician and a specialist inrehabilitation medicine. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www. Healthtap. Com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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I have a 6" length on my outer thigh half way between my hip & my knee that is extremely tender to the touch. No injuries. No swelling that I can tell?

I have a 6" length on my outer thigh half way between my hip & my knee that is extremely tender to the touch. No injuries. No swelling that I can tell?

Tenderness: The problem could be from bone, muscle or nerve in that area. If there was numbness and/ or tingling, a pinched nerve occurring at the entrance of your leg/groin region would be suspected. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation if this symptom persists and appropriate tests or xrays will be ordered. A referral to a neurologist can be made if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Had lateral release 4 months ago, still have extreme pain in thigh area above knee/swelling of muscle area?

Had lateral release 4 months ago, still have extreme pain in thigh area above knee/swelling of muscle area?

Follow up with doc: This obviously is not normal. I recommend you follow-up with your surgeon or get a 2nd opinion. I suspect you likely have associated osteoarthritis and a lateral release is not very helpful for that. Other structures inside/outside the joint need to be evaluated. Don't suffer, seek more help! If I can help, join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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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.

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.

Varicose vein: This is due to a reflux point and pooling at the area in question
Evaluation by a venous Doppler sonogram would be the first test, which would identify the problem and help with establishing a treatment plan ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend: You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting knee pain on Right side that travels up the front right thigh to the groin and resting in knee, no swelling but very nervous help.?

Knee pain: I assume you mean lateral when you say right. If so it could be your Ilial tibial band. Go see a doc for an exam and xray. If your an active person then very much a possibility. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous. .. Help?

Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous. .. Help?

A few toughts to cla: We think of muscle, nerve or hip or knee joint or even hernia. This will be best decided by you examination by your physician. I woud suggest these areas to evaluate. ...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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Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?

Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?

Nerve: Sounds like you have a nerve entrapment in the leg. Something could be pressing on the nerve. Need to see a doctor for exam, possible imaging or vascular testing to find what is causing the problem.
There maybe a problem with the circulation that is causing the leg to feel swollen but you can't see anything.
See a doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Therapy: Physical therapy to strengthen the supporting muscles if the knee as can wearing a brace; if not successful or if you are an active person an ACL reconstruction may be indicated. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling. Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling. Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain: Can not rule out - any risk factors such as prolonged plane or car rides or recent surgery. Any history of prior clots.
Could also be baker's cyst back of knee - check for swelling in the back of the knee.

If continues - should get evaluated especially if your leg begins to swell ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain worsening, swelling and vericose vein increase, shooting pains up thigh and down leg with tingling. Sometimes can't put weight on, extreme pain. No ins. Er or wait for clinic?

Chronic knee pain worsening, swelling and vericose vein increase, shooting pains up thigh and down leg with tingling. Sometimes can't put weight on, extreme pain. No ins. Er or wait for clinic?

Your choice: You may have a chronic deep vein thrombosis causing your symptoms. If you feel it is getting rapidly worse, go to the ed. If it can wait, urgent care. Rapidly worse, go to the. ...Read more