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Swollen Knee And Lower Leg
Leg edema: For single swollen leg, you need to go to er for duplex to rule out deep venous thrombosis( clot). You didn't give your medications. Take full adult Aspirin now till you go to er. Once the DVT is out then see your doctor for further evaluation. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg burning pain below knee into ankle. R leg. I have total knee, hip deterioratio, and feels like sciatica in thigh and butt.
May be sciatica : You can ask your physician to see a rheumatologist or a neurologist ...Read more
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain in right upper thigh slightly abv knee (inner side) and calf with foot numbness on and off and extreme knee pain when sitting, no clots, ideas?
Knee, hip, back: If the thigh problem is immediately above the knee this could be a knee problem (cartilage, bakers cyst, joint problem). Knee pain rarely radiates up the leg. Anything higher up is unlikely to be knee. This could also be referred pain from the hip or back. A good physical examination by someone experienced with these problems should give you the answer. ...Read more
Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.
Various possible: Causes and some could be serious. Need an in-person exam to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of inflammation problems - phlebitis being one of them. Gout or another inflammatory arthritis is a possibility as well as a skin inflammation indicating some underlying systemic problem. Basic lab work can rule out a significant problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound no blood clot. Swelling knee and lower to mid thigh also lower leg. Left leg only with very little pain. Feels less swollen with ibuprofen?
R/O BAKER'S CYST: Your SX are suggestive of a bakers cyst that may be leaking or potentially ruptured. You need to be examined and have an US or potentially MRI performed On the affected knee and calf. Seek prompt medical attention. Also ortho consult for steroid injection vs arthroscopic removal ...Read more
Left thigh aches in spots. Left leg swollen & ankle. Ultrasound no blood clots. Leg tingling on and off. Knee clicking. Click in foot with movement.
That's alot : Going on why not see a doctor. I'm not even sure all those complaints are related. ...Read more
Pain behind knee cap. Bulging foot veins. Leg hurts when pressure applied. Cramping in calf and thigh. Neg ddimer and ultrasound. What could it be?
Chondromalac/compart: When knees develop early tendonitis change, there can be periods of flare where inflammation and pain can develop behind the kneecap due to cartilage tears. This is also called patellar chondromalacia.There is also concern for compartment syndrome given your vascular complaints. It is thus best to see a Sports Medicine &/or Vascular MD to diagnose what is going on and make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more
Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more
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