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Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Got varicose veins in 1 leg. Area just under knee on back throbbing. Got bruises near but it hurts above it. Better (still there) when walking. Dvt?

Baker cyst: An ultrasound is definitive and critical to get. Though what you have sounds like a baker's cyst - a benign fluid filled cyst - pain or swelling in this area can always potentially be a DVT and must have an ultrasound to rule that out. Go to an urgent care and call ahead to make sure they have ultrasound if you are looking for the most economical option. A phlebologist can also check you. ...Read more

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I feel a throbbing pain on the back of my knee. Could this be something serious?

I feel a throbbing pain on the back of my knee. Could this be something serious?

Agree w/ ultrasound: This could also be a popliteal artery aneurysm, which can also be diagnosed with a good physical exam and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why would I have a throbbing pain in the back of my knee?

Why would I have a throbbing pain in the back of my knee?

Baker's Cyst: Do you feel or see a lump in the back of your knee? ...Read more

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Pulsating/throbbing discomfort that comes and goes throughout the day behind my knee (back side) no swelling or hotness walking has no impact plz help?

Pulsating/throbbing discomfort that comes and goes throughout the day behind my knee (back side) no swelling or hotness walking has no impact plz help?

Cyst vs vessel: This can be a Baker's cyst or blood vessel enlargement like an aneurysm or clot. Your physician will need to evalaute you for these possibiities ...Read more

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I have painful throbbing in my legs from the knee down and sometimes when I squat down the pain is unbearable it go back to standing postion what's tha?

I have painful throbbing in my legs from the knee down and sometimes when I squat down the pain is unbearable it go back to standing postion what's tha?

Leg Ergonomics: Pain in the hip, knee, ankle and foot are frequently due to positional strain. In young individuals prolonged squatting can cause the familiar "stiffness" and pain. Chronic pain can be seen with peripheral vascular disease and is more common in smokers. Venous clots (DVT) can cause pain and swelling in the legs. Baker's cysts cause pain at the back of the knees and can worsen with squatting. ...Read more

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I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

I have suffered with back pain for years and now I get a throbbing pain in the back of my right leg just above the knee when I am driving?

Radiculopathy: When a stable back pain started to change its nature, it is necessary to see your pcp as soon as possible since it is an indicative of nerve compression or irritation. The exact nature your condition should be evaluated by thorough history, physical examination and possibly mri. Good luck. ...Read more

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38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

38 yof. Severe burning stinging & throbbing pain started behind left knee 2 weeks ago now goes from back hamstring down leg feels like kneecap slips pop?

Several: 'burning' knee pain without any injury may be caused by tendinitis (patellar, quads, it band etc.) or from kneecap (patellofemoral) cartilage wear most commonly. See your orthopedic surgeon if your pain continues for examination. In your case patellofemoral instability can cause pain, 'popping', and a feeling of instability. Quad strengthening and bracing may be the initial treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Mild throbbing pain in back of lower knee. Felt warm at times but can feel it more when I walk could it be a blood clot. Asking for my 14yr son?

Mild throbbing pain in back of lower knee. Felt warm at times but can feel it more when I walk could it be a blood clot. Asking for my 14yr son?

Yes, but: Different things can cause pain and swelling in the back of the knee, a blood clot is certainly worth ruling out. Take your son to see a doctor to evaluate further. ...Read more

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My son has been having throbbing pain in the back of his left leg near the back of the knee, he says it feels warm and is worried is so a blood clot?

My son has been having throbbing pain in the back of his left leg near the back of the knee, he says it feels warm and is worried is so a blood clot?

Knee pain: Why your son is getting physical therapy? He needs good history and thorough physical examination by his doctor plus xr, doppler/ ct of knee to find the cause. Thanks. ...Read more

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Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Why is the vein in my leg throbbing at night?

Inflammation: When veins throb, it is usually when someone is standing and the veins are inflamed. Typically, lying down at night makes them feel better. If your vein isn't doing that, you should be a doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I fell over 2 nites ago and my knee is very painfull to touch or walk on slightly swollen the pain is like a throbbing pulsing feeling what should ido?

I fell over 2 nites ago and my knee is very painfull to touch or walk on slightly swollen the pain is like a throbbing pulsing feeling what should ido?

Go to get an X-ray: If the pain remains, get an x-ray done and read - to rule out a fracture. If pain and swelling goes down after 48-72 hrs, it's likely normal. ...Read more

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Varicose vein & saphenous vein valve grossly incompent. Foot tingly/leg heavy now 6hr later top of thigh throbbing. In bed last 4hrs. Worry?

Varicose vein & saphenous vein valve grossly incompent. Foot tingly/leg heavy now 6hr later top of thigh throbbing. In bed last 4hrs. Worry?

Yes: You chronic venous insufficiency by history. You are at increased risk for pulmonary embolism. You should be evaluated for DVT. This can be done non-invasively with an venous ultrasound. Because of you symptoms, I would see a physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Is knee throbbing with no injury something to worry about?

Is knee throbbing with no injury something to worry about?

Isolated joint: Pain without injury could be gout, pseudogout, or GC, each requiring different treatment. It could also be DVT, depending on your risk factors. Best to see a doctor for this problem. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in my thigh knee spain what can stop the throbbing?

Throbbing pain in my thigh knee spain what can stop the throbbing?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are the standard treatment recommendations for strains of any joint. If the pain persists, particularly if you find you have difficulty bearing weight on the leg, I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Throbbing pain: In both legs is not normal. You need to see your doc. There may be a circulatory issue. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in my right calf. It's from right below my knee to almost my ankle. It also has heat generating from it.

Get evaluated ASAP.: It's possible that you may have thrombophlebitis - a blood clot in one of the veins in your calf. This can be painful to touch, and to flex the ankle. Most concerning is the fact that a blood clot can travel up through the blood stream as the vessels get larger. But when the clot reaches the tiny vessels of the lungs, the situation can become critical. Blood thinners are used. Go to er if needed. ...Read more

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Severe, shooting throbbing pain in left hip radiating into knee/calf for 7 mon. Almost unbearable when standing or walking. No pain when seated. Help!

Severe, shooting throbbing pain in left hip radiating into knee/calf for 7 mon. Almost unbearable when standing or walking. No pain when seated. Help!

Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Need help with pain which started in the groin and radiated to top of my thigh abd down my knee. The keen pain was throbbing. I have used ice and rest.

Need help with pain which started in the groin and radiated to top of my thigh abd down my knee. The keen pain was throbbing. I have used ice and rest.

Pain in leg: It could be due to a pinched nerve either in the lumbar spine or in the groin area. If the pain is on the outer part of the thigh it could also be iliotibial band syndrome, common in runners. It's worth a visit to your primary physician for an exam to localize the source of your pain to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Have a bruise or something that looks like it on under left knee. But it's been over year. Haven't injured it experienced some throbbing lately. Bloodcot?

Have a bruise or something that looks like it on under left knee. But it's been over year. Haven't injured it experienced some throbbing lately. Bloodcot?

Should be checked: Blood clots and bruises should long ago gone away or declared themselves. Chronic discoloration may represent vascular changes in older persons but is a concern for someone as young as you. You should probably get it checked. ...Read more

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I feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

I feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

Muscles: A late teenager with aches and pains in the legs and knees should evaluate his level of physical activity and whether too much was pursued too soon. Exercise and sports should be undertaken as gradually increased activity within a stepped up program; to allow the soft tissues to gradually adjust and strengthen. If problem persists, a doctor's evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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16days p-op arth. Knee plica w/ s. Men. Removal is a6/7 pain throbbing oozing (new)heat crutches bruising normal?

16days p-op arth. Knee plica w/ s. Men. Removal is a6/7 pain throbbing oozing (new)heat crutches bruising normal?

Not normal: If there is drainage or oozing from your incision you may have an infection and you need to be seen by your orthopedist or covering physician right away. ...Read more

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Why do I have a throbbing pain behind my knee?

PAIN: Usualy you have pain because there is something wrong and to make you pay attention to the problem. As for a cause many possibilities some of them serious so get it checked asap (like a blood clot). ...Read more

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Throbbing knee pain whenever I bend my leg. Help?

Throbbing knee pain whenever I bend my leg. Help?

Get it evaluated: No one can be precise over the internet. See an orthopedist and determine the cause. ...Read more