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What are severe knee pain, swelling and tenderness possible symptoms of?

What are severe knee pain, swelling and tenderness possible symptoms of?

Non specific: Many things cause knee pain. For instance fracture, bruise, meniscus tear, inflammation, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, ligament tear, effusion you need to see a doctor if it does not go away with routine Aspirin doses. To determine.... What is causing your pain. I do many mris to see whats wrong. However - just having pain in not enough to ask for an MRI - ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk..No recent injury..overweight..no swelling or redness..DVT?

Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk..No recent injury..overweight..no swelling or redness..DVT?

Possibly: Unfortunately, even the physical exam looking for a DVT is only about 50 percent accurate. So if you do have posterior knee pain and particularly swelling in the leg, you may need to be seen for an ultrasound. You could very well not have a DVT, but having one is potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

All together?: Are you having a fever too? Are all your symptoms starting together? They can be a very serious illness or a mild viral infection, please clarify if you have additional symptoms. ...Read more

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Joint pain and swelling 24 year old girl. cold symptoms. finger joints, knee, ankles and toes affected. what could it be?

Get checked!: She certainly needs to be checked. there are many causes, some easy to fix, some not so easy. She should get seen this week. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle may 2 still swollen, pain, tenderness the joint is very swollen limited range of motion talus keeps popping out snapping sound Sunday?

Sprained ankle may 2 still swollen, pain, tenderness the joint is very swollen limited range of motion talus keeps popping out snapping sound Sunday?

Ankle Sprain 1 Month: Amanda, you need to get xrays, and if negative, an MRI so see what is going on internally. You also should be in a below knee removable boot to rest the ankle. The popping and snapping can just be a sign of swelling moving around, but an exam can tell you if the tendons or ligaments are okay. Good luck. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep. Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep.  Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Infection or?: This could be atraumatic swelling in conjunction with an infection, ex. gonorrhea, lyme disease, or a more discreet injury to knee cartilage that you are unaware of. See MD for further help with this via tests. ...Read more

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If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

Evaluate TKR: Early partella dislocation after a tkr that is non traumatic suggests that there maybe a malposition of some of the knee components. See your surgeon for best evaluation and discussion of the situation. Special xrays mayu be required including ct scan and weight bearing xrays of the knee. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes behind knee/minor knee and ankle swelling as well, but no scratches/bites. Should i be concerned?

Swollen lymph nodes behind knee/minor knee and ankle swelling as well, but no scratches/bites. Should i be concerned?

Unusual: I can feel, aneurysms, baker's cysts and some tumors, but I do not think that i, have felt nodes in the popliteal space. Be sure, see a doc. ...Read more

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12 weeks post op knee chondriplasty knee swelling and pain . Normal lab values. What's causing swelling and pain?

12 weeks post op knee chondriplasty knee swelling and pain . Normal lab values. What's causing swelling and pain?

Impossible to say.: It is impossible to say without being able to examine the knee. This question needs to be asked to the orthopedist who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?

Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more

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Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot.ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot.ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more

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Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Neuropathy?: 19F Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic. ANS: And your question is? How long has this been going on. Discuss with your Dr who can do some simple tests to see if you have a neuropathy. Would be unusual at your age if everything else OK. I would go to uptodate.com and read as well. ...Read more

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Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Needs to be checked : We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc,Consult your doctor ...Read more

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CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

Be checked by your..: Online inquiry and "guessing" at this time would not realistically help answer your concern. The best thing to do is to timely ask your treating doctor who knows more & better about your individual local and systemic conditions than anyone online. How to get all related things for good medical care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Bone pain legs arms back pain swollen lymph nodes slurred speech. What are these symptoms of?

Toxins: Bone pain is a specific finding in cadmium toxicity and is known a itai-itai disease. That means ouch ouch as a pain response to touching the bones. Other symptoms also fit this picture. Find a doctor to detoxify you from these toxins. Acam is a source for referral. ...Read more