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Knee is swelling, difficulty in bending and putting weight on leg? No recollection of trauma to the knee

Knee is swelling, difficulty in bending and putting weight on leg? No recollection of trauma to the knee

Knee pain: HI, definitely need to see your dr, this could be an anatomical issue with meniscal damage; or joint abnormality due to poor tracking of your patella. Most commonly suddent knee pain with no history of trauma is related to infection of knee or gout. ...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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2 yr old developed limp/leg drag in left leg 10 days ago. Says owie a lot. No trauma. No swelling. X-ray today showed healthy leg. Any ideas??

2 yr old developed limp/leg drag in left leg 10 days ago. Says owie a lot. No trauma. No swelling. X-ray today showed healthy leg. Any ideas??

Post infectious: synovitis is the most common cause of this presentation. It usually lasts one to two weeks with improvement starting within a week. A good physical exam should help and if he is worsening he should be seen by an orthopedic specialist. If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to connect to me through health tap concierge
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Feel like a Swelling/knot/bulge in upper leg, no trauma, not painful and feel it only when leg is crossed. Doesn't really feel like a lump. Any ideas?

Feel like a Swelling/knot/bulge in upper leg, no trauma, not painful and feel it only when leg is crossed. Doesn't really feel like a lump. Any ideas?

Lipoma: Most likely is a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. If the tissue is soft and mobile likely a lipoma. YOu can also have an injection granuloma. If you have to give yourself shots in your upper leg regularly you can get scar tissue in the area called a granuloma which is benign. IF the buldge persists over 2 weeks then see your doctor ...Read more

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I have trochanteric bursitis in my hip. I also have a very tender indented spot 6-8 inches down my leg. No injury/trauma or redness/swelling concern?

I have trochanteric bursitis in my hip. I also have a very tender indented spot 6-8 inches down my leg. No injury/trauma or redness/swelling concern?

Treat bursitis: Treatment for bursitis is very successful. A simple injection often does wonders. See your orthopedist and mention the dent as well. ...Read more

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Extreme pain down both arms when sneezing/coughing. Numbness/swelling of neck/am. Unable to walk normal/rubber legs. Had neck trauma yrs ago too.

Extreme pain down both arms when sneezing/coughing. Numbness/swelling of neck/am. Unable to walk normal/rubber legs. Had neck trauma yrs ago too.

L'Hermitte Sign: You describe a sign of shooting pain that coincides with pressure on the nerves. Usually this results with neck loading--yours doesn't, it's spontaneous. Spinal stenosis can be a result of disc herniation, arthritic spurs, or congenital defects that result in an abnormally small spinal canal. When associated with leg symptoms as well, this is concerning. You need to be seen by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the ankle that has no trauma?

What causes swelling of the ankle that has no trauma?

See below: It could be from standing all day or it could be from faulty valves in the veins of your legs. ...Read more

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Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma. What can cause this?

Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma. What can cause this?

Heart, Liver, Kidney: Disease and decreased function as well as increased salt intake, stopping diuretics, will all lead to swelling, but usually involve both legs. One side, maybe from pressure on the veins draining that side. Do you have any swelling in the groin/belly on that side?
Worth a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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Lt. Knee pain agg. In full extension and also slight pain while walking. No click sound no swelling no trauma. What's the m/c causes? No specific hx.

Lt. Knee pain agg. In full extension and also slight pain while walking. No click sound no swelling no trauma. What's the m/c causes? No specific hx.

Most common...: Most common cause of knee pain @ your age without a history of any trauma to the knee and no rheumatologic conditions is patellofemoral or kneecap pain. If it continues or worsens see your physician for examination. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My fourth toe (on right foot only) became swollen with no trauma 3 days ago. Swelling now spread to foot/ankle. No bug bite I'm aware of.

My fourth toe (on right foot only) became swollen with no trauma 3 days ago. Swelling now spread to foot/ankle. No bug bite I'm aware of.

Be seen: I would definitely be seen. The concern would be if you have some type of infectious process that is spreading up your foot. An exam and lab work would go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have skin discoloration and swelling on my right shin. It is red and honeycomb shaped. There has been no trauma or pain. Blood and x-rays normal.?

I have skin discoloration and swelling on my right shin. It is red and honeycomb shaped. There has been no trauma or pain. Blood and x-rays normal.?

Skin condition: There are many different skin conditions that could cause this from dermatitis/eczema, psorisis, or something more serious. Depends on how long it has been there, other symtoms like itching or pain or if it bleeds or drains any. A picture would help. You may need it biopsied to find out specifically what is causing it. You could try topical hydrocortisone cream for a short period if it helps. ...Read more

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Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?

Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?

Get examined: It would help to know how you hurt your knee (direct fall on it...Awkward landing after a jump w/ a 'pop', etc.). The mechanism of injury can often lead to a certain diagnosis. A good examination of your non- injured knee, then a thorough exam of the injured knee by an experienced ors should give you your diagnosis. If needed, an MRI may be helpful to confirm... Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have bad pain in my toe joints on my left foot, no trauma brought this on, there is no swelling or redness. My ankle was the same the other week?

I have bad pain in my toe joints on my left foot, no trauma brought this on, there is no swelling or redness. My ankle was the same the other week?

Gout?: With no trauma and pain in joints particularly known for its' love of the big toe (halux), it could be uric acid crystals settling into joint. Age and diet related, so just a wild guess. Go to an md, there at least 2 medications that work for this ailment. Good luck! Rule out rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI I would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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I have mild SLE. Small bruises on calf following veins and spider veins on kness. W/o trauma and no swelling/redness. Tingles w/ movement and pain

I have mild SLE. Small bruises on calf following veins and spider veins on kness. W/o trauma and no swelling/redness. Tingles w/ movement and pain

Varicose veins?: Wonder if you have spider veins which can cause bruising. If you have pain at the calf, need to consider the presence of thromboplebitis (clots in the leg veins) especially if this started after you went on a long car or plane trip. Best to get examined by your doctor ...Read more

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I have a stiff swollen right calf. I can walk and there was no trauma, just random. Why would it swell?

I have a stiff swollen right calf. I can walk and there was no trauma, just random. Why would it swell?

Strain vs. Bloodclot: See a doctor there is a possibility you have a blood clot (DVT) in your leg which can have serious consequences. It could be caused by a muscle strain (tearing of the muscle). Get checked out asap! ...Read more

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What causes one leg swelling?

What causes one leg swelling?

Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. Have a Dr. Evaluation. ...Read more

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Out of shape-swelling in one leg?

Out of shape-swelling in one leg?

Need more info: More information would be needed to try to understand what might be going on. I'd recommend you start by seeing your primary care physician to an initial evaluation. They are many possible causes of swelling in one leg. It is very important to have this evaluated. If the swelling is sudden, i'd recommend you be seen immediately. ...Read more

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How do you get leg swelling down?

How do you get leg swelling down?

Compression hose: There are many causes of leg swelling or edema including vein disease, medication, kidney or heart conditions, and lymphatic disease. Elevation or support hose can help, but ideally you need to see a physician to determine the cause to ensure appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn on a leg cause swelling?

Can a sunburn on a leg cause swelling?

Yes: A sun burn is a burn! That will lead to swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause weakness and swelling in leg?

What can cause weakness and swelling in leg?

If you have this: You should be seeking a consultation by video or text or seeing a doctor. It could be serious and someone giving you a list of possibilities will not help you. Do what you need to do for yourself and good luck. ...Read more

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Swelling on leg after sutures, what's wrong?

Swelling on leg after sutures, what's wrong?

Maybe something: Swelling after injury is normal, and the legs tend to swell more than areas higher on the body. Excess swelling, especially with pain and redness, maybe a sign of trouble like an infection. When in doubt, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

Fluid retention: If it is just one leg, then it usually infers something in the leg itself including blood clot, infection, gout, injury, etc. If it is both legs, that usually suggests systemic fluid retention which usually collects first in the legs. Either way, don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden onset of swelling in right leg?

Could be: A blood clot. You should have it checked out as a blood clot could be serious. ...Read more

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Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked! ...Read more

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What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions. These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things. Maybe need checked. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leg swelling?

What is the definition or description of: leg swelling?

? infection: Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

Leg swelling: One sided: could be a blood clot, an infection. Both legs: could be a weak heart (unable to pump blood well), liver disease (low albumin), kidney disease (so many of them), venous (vein) insufficiency. Is better to see your doctor ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the left leg?

Blood Flow: If it is not a muscle spasm, or denigration of tissues, it is usually an accumulation of excess blood pooling in the leg. The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my leg and ankles what can be done about that?

I have swelling in my leg and ankles what can be done about that?

Compression sock: If you have good blood supply to your feet get a compression sock below knee. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for swelling to go down on a broken leg?

How much time does it take for swelling to go down on a broken leg?

6-12 months: After a fracture in the lower extremity, swelling is normal for the first 4 months. After that the swelling is typically intermittent but can last longer and occasionally up to 12 months. Check with your physician for certain exercises to do for reducing some of the swelling. ...Read more

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Is the swelling in my leg causing clear liquid from a scratch on my leg?

Normal Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). The swelling (edema) involves all the tissues in the area of the injury. When there is a break in the skin, this fluid leaks from the tissues which is normal. As your wound heals, all these signs including the drainage will resolve. Until then apply clean dressings changed every other day. ...Read more

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I have a swelling on my leg and it pains a lot especially when I am walking,?

I have a swelling on my leg and it pains a lot especially when I am walking,?

Been examined yet?: 1st step to treating the problem's knowing its cause. Have you been examined by a doctor to determine its EXACT CAUSE? If not that needs to be done then, the the right treatment can be started. Can you post a photo of the swelling itself? A picture of one leg compared to the other will help. Send your picture to: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi for an opinion if you wish. Thnx for your question. ...Read more