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What would cause upper inner thigh swelling. I am 3 yrs post hip-orif, still in pain walking with 2 canes. ?

What would cause upper inner thigh swelling.  I am 3 yrs post hip-orif, still in pain walking with 2 canes.
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See your surgeon: 3 years post-op orif hip fx. W/ persistent pain and swelling warrants an evaluation by your surgeon.Infection, blood clot , painful hardare or non-union of the fracture could al explain this.Would help to know what u have:tfn, cannulated screws, bipolar, etc?See your ors for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Burning on legs & feet..just the front of the legs..now spreading to upper thighs. No swelling;not painful, just burning. Veins ok Vitamin deficiency?

Burning on legs & feet..just the front of the legs..now spreading to upper thighs. No swelling;not painful, just burning. Veins ok Vitamin deficiency?

Burning on legs: Did you recently get a vaccination. Could be vitamin like B12 or from diabetes, or neuropathy from smoking ,HTN , or deficiency like calcium, magnesium potassium so would check all. Could be from disc disease,lyme, UTI or Guillan Barre if recent vaccination, rare MS. Since it is ascending would check it out ASAP. at urgent care/ doctor ...Read more

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I injured my right knee and now I have swelling in my right upper thigh, what do I do?

I injured my right knee and now I have swelling in my right upper thigh, what do I do?

Best have it seen to: By your pcp. You could have pulled a muscle in upper thigh or it could just be a hematoma (collection of blood), which will resolve by itself over 7-10 days time. You could apply an icepack, take pain meds and rest the knee would all help. After an examination the correct treatment could be initiated depending on your diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctor My daughter 5 months has swelling on her upper thigh no fiver no pain she is normal ?

Hi doctor 
My daughter 5 months has swelling on her upper thigh no fiver no pain she is normal ?

Needs exam: There are many causes for the swelling, it could be be as simple as an immunization reaction. She needs a good exam to look at her leg and a good hip exam to ensure her hip is properly placed.. Your doctor may need to order imaging to look at the swelling and her hip. This can range from an Ultrasound, to regular Xrs to an MRI. Because 5 month olds do not walk, pain is difficult to assess. ...Read more

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My pants are getting tighter around my left upper thigh (labral tear location). It isn't very muscular & a bit fatty. Is this just fat or swelling?

My pants are getting tighter around my left upper thigh (labral tear location). It isn't very muscular & a bit fatty. Is this just fat or swelling?

Leg swelling: 18 year old lady w/ swelling of the left upper thigh when compared with the right leg. Leg swelling that is unilateral should be evaluated for DVT, vascular problems including May-Thurner syndrome, cellulitis, ruptured Baker's cyst, fracture, compartment syndrome, and one of the most dangerous causes: bleeding. If you had significant trauma to your l leg see MD emergently. Otherwise see promptly. ...Read more

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Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area. Sometimes radiates to left lower back area. No swelling.

Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area.  Sometimes radiates to left lower back area.  No swelling.

Groin pain: Causes of groin pain include hernia, hip arthritis, tendonitis, nerve pain from spinal nerve impingement, inflamed lymph node, trauma, or pelvic organ inflammation. If it is radiating as you describe, you should have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife has burning pain sensation in her left upper inner thigh groin and swelling very painful constant pain and to the touch. Diagnosis ?

My wife has burning pain sensation in her left upper inner thigh groin and swelling very painful constant pain and to the touch. Diagnosis ?

Thigh sprain!: This sounds like a pulled muscle. Try gentle stretching, light activity, heat, and anti-inflammatories. Don't get discooutraged, this may take a while. If it gets worse, doesn't improve, radiates down the leg, or is accompanied by weakness or numbness, she should be seen. ...Read more