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Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Why would the area around my knee cap be so swollen?

Instability: In the absence of a contusion or trauma in the area, it is possible that you have an instability of your knee and/or patella. You should visit your physician for an evaluation and potential physical therapy to correct any muscle imbalance. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Left calve is a bit swollen, below the knee and above the ankle, was also having what appeared to be swollen area on the knee, felt puffy which seems to have receded a bit and feels like a knot. Just curious what this could be.

Left calve is a bit swollen, below the knee and above the ankle, was also having what appeared to be swollen area on the knee, felt puffy which seems to have receded a bit and feels like a knot. Just curious what this could be.

Be seen: While there are multiple potential causes, one possible cause is a blood clot, and because that is potentially life threatening, you would be well served to be seen and have this ruled out. ...Read more

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Entire leg is swollen with painful knee area unable to put pressure on knee?

Entire leg is swollen with painful knee area unable to put pressure on knee?

Doctor can examine: A person whose leg or legs swell up, but has no prior reason for doing so (meaning he doesn't already have a known liver, kidney, heart, or circulation problem that leads to swelling) should be evaluated in the E.R. Treatment depends on the amount of swelling, how fast it is increasing, and the actual cause swelling. New swelling in only one leg may mean a blood clot in that leg (very serious). ...Read more

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I got bite by an insect on my knee since friday and the area seems to have gotten worst, I have pain going up my leg and my knee is swollen & red.

I got bite by an insect on my knee since friday and the area seems to have gotten worst, I have pain going up my leg and my knee is swollen & red.

Be seen: You need to be seen. Infection can rapidly set up after a spider bite and may need Iv antibiotics or even surgery. I would be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Hey I have two areas on both knees that are swollen and bruised, both the same in width, I was kind of worried why they would appear, should I be worr?

Hey I have two areas on both knees that are swollen and bruised, both the same in width, I was kind of worried why they would appear, should I be worr?

It is a little odd..: I presume it is one area on each knee (?), but maybe two on each. In any event, one would first expect some sort of symmetrical trauma (falling on both knees going down at the same time) to account for this. I presume you don't recall this. The most worrisome thing would be a previously undiagnosed bleeding disorder. I think OK to just watch for now, but if more areas develop, needs evaluation. ...Read more

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While bending, I can feel pain in my right knee on the inside of my knee. It has become swollen in that area and I can barley lift my leg.

Need to see doctor: There are several possible causes including infection. You should see a doctor quickly to evaluate the situation ...Read more

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Started experiencing pain in my knee area. Then it started heating up and began to become red and a bit swollen. What may have caused this?

Started experiencing pain in my knee area. Then it started heating up and began to become red and a bit swollen. What may have caused this?

Inflamation: This is a reaction to an injury within the knee. Swelling and warmth are the initial response to start healing. You want to make sure you don't have an infection (fever). ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?

My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?

Could be.: It could be a boil, could be something else - like an infection or arthritis in the knee joint. Don't take chances with your knees - if it is something significant, you won't be able to walk without proper treatment. See your doctor and find out for sure what it is. ...Read more

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Woke up 2 days ago with itchy areas (feet, knees, back) and my fingers are swollen so much that I can't completely close my fists.

Woke up 2 days ago with itchy areas (feet, knees, back) and my fingers are swollen so much that I can't completely close my fists.

Itching/swelling: This sounds like something you have been in contact with or less likely something you ingested. You can take antihistamines to help and see your doctor who may be able to help with a more exact diagnosis and treatment. But it does sound like an exposure to an allergen. No new medications? All the best. ...Read more

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I woke up with my left knee swollen it hurts n is uncomfortable to move the surrounding areas are fine I see a little bump like a dark pimple what?

I woke up with my left knee swollen it hurts n is uncomfortable to move the surrounding areas are fine I see a little bump like a dark pimple what?

Abscess: You may have skin infection going on. The pimple has spread inflammation around and that's what causes pain and swelling. See doc to get it treated. Don't tamper with it yourself. ...Read more

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I fell out of bed weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor. Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is swollen tender and itches?

I fell out of bed weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor. Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is swollen tender and itches?

Blood clot: You need to have the leg examined for a possible deep or superficial vein clot. A ruptured baker's cyst or a knee effusion are other possible causes. It needs an exam and possibly xrays and/or ultrasound to sort this out. ...Read more

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14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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The lymph nodes in the on the back of my knee and the area is very swollen both legs. What can this mean?

The lymph nodes in the on the back of my knee and the area is very swollen both legs. What can this mean?

Infection????: I would recommend you see your medical doctor and have them evaluated. Make sure it is the lymph nodes for starters. The lymph nodes are your bodies filters. Something is causing them to swell, you need to find out why. ...Read more

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Bump just below my knee causing pain the area is swollen and red with a yellow centre which looks pus filled. I tried squeezing and nothing came out.

Bump just below my knee causing pain the area is swollen and red with a yellow centre which looks pus filled. I tried squeezing and nothing came out.

Skin infection: The signs of redness and swelling with pus are indicative of infection. It would be important to get proper treatment for that -so you should show it to a doctor or take photos and ask a Health Tap doc. If it is extensive, you might need antibiotics. It would be important to determine if any other structures are involved like the bursa over the knee area. Local therapy such as bacitracin may help. ...Read more

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I hit my knee on a table last week. That knee area is still swollen, in addition to the swollenness, I have red burning skin blotches in that area.?

I hit my knee on a table last week. That knee area is still swollen, in addition to the swollenness, I have red burning skin blotches in that area.?

OUCH: Nothing you mention sounds inconsistent with a BRUISE / HEMATOMA (collection of blood) as a result of direct trauma. If the pain/swelling/redness is are increasing. Get it checked out. Meantime apply some moist heat to the area (ICE first 24-36hours then heat!)

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DrZ ...Read more

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Tkr right 23/01/2012.Knee area still painful + slightly swollen. Taking xefo8 anti flam. Helps. Rom reached is 90degrees. When half squatting 100 deg. Can rom be increased with further exercise.

Tkr right 23/01/2012.Knee area still painful + slightly swollen. Taking xefo8 anti flam. Helps. Rom reached is 90degrees. When half squatting 100 deg. Can rom be increased with further exercise.

Yes, more work: I tell my patients they can improve motion and decrease pain for up to one year post surgery. A stationary bike helps, 15 min 2x per day. Lower the seat gradually. Rolling stool also helpful. Place the foot flat on the floor, advance the stool until the knee is bent as much as possible, hold it the for 20 secs then push a little more. Walking program, 20 min per day. Good luck. I had my own. ...Read more

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Doc says MRI and X-ray of knee are normal. Area around knee & thigh swollen/pain for 8 weeks now. What else could it be?

Doc says MRI and X-ray of knee are normal. Area around knee & thigh swollen/pain for 8 weeks now. What else could it be?

Venous thrombosis: Can present this way. Consider asking your doctor if this is a possibility. Ultrasound is excellent at showing blood clots in the venous system of the extremities. ...Read more

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I am 45 years old with a nickel size bruise behind my knee...it is painful to touch. Area is tender but not red and slightly swollen. 6 flights recent?

Please get examined.: The examination should include a careful physical examination, ultrasound, & lab tests. This should be dealt with with all haste. Please let me know the results of your evaluation. ...Read more

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I have right knee swollen, my thigh area goes numb and my feet also go numb, should I go c neurologist?

I have right knee swollen, my thigh area goes numb and my feet also go numb, should I go c neurologist?

For starters...: Based on your post the first place you should go is to your primary care physician; although your complaints sound like there is a neurological component to them; the swollen rt knee needs looking at...There may be a vascular issue as well which is why the primary care doc is the place to start. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn with blisters, now I can't bend knee and foot is swollen; it's difficult to walk. Knee and thigh area looks bruised.

I got a bad sunburn with blisters, now I can't bend knee and foot is swollen; it's difficult to walk. Knee and thigh area looks bruised.

GET CHECKED OUT!: This is concerning - you had second degree burns and now have complications of decreased range of motion, swelling and pain with weight bearing. While these may all just be results of the burn, it is also possible that there is a secondary infection, and if you ignore this at this point could turn into a disaster. Have it checked out today...... ...Read more

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Hi I injured my leg saturday night. Urgent care said I have a proximal fibula fracture. Its swollen around the calf area, no swelling in the knee.?

Hi I injured my leg saturday night. Urgent care said I have a proximal fibula fracture. Its swollen around the calf area, no swelling in the knee.?

Follow up: With an orthopedic doctor. Depending on the degree of fracture and displacement of the bone, the treatment options will differ. At least you will need a cast to off load the area. This will take between 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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My knee swollen and hurts to put weight on it.?

My knee swollen and hurts to put weight on it.?

Knee issue: Need to see your doctor and based on history/physical will dictate evaluation and treatment. May need X-ray, bloodwork to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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Why is my knee swollen and crackles when I bend it?

Why is my knee swollen and crackles when I bend it?

See below: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a meniscus tear, plica, patellar tendonitis etc. Some fluid build up in the knee causes cracking. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more

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So my knee is bothering me and is swollen. What should I do?

So my knee is bothering me and is swollen. What should I do?

Need more info: Really need more info to help. You did not even tell us your age- it is asked for a good reason! Did you injure it? If so, might be mild sprain or torn cartilage or ligaments. If not, could be arthritis- if you are old, most likely osteoarthritis, if young could be inflammatory arthritis, could also be Lyme disease etc. If not improving soon please see a doctor! ...Read more