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I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby. Is there any way to get rid of these?

I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby. Is there any way to get rid of these?

Psoriasis: You probably have a mild case of psoriasis. Try Hydrocortisone cream, which is probably not strong enough, but is available without a prescription. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A specific patch just below my right knee, hair keeps growing back twice as quick, twice as long and twice as dark, could my medications be the cause?

A specific patch just below my right knee, hair keeps growing back twice as quick, twice as long and twice as dark, could my medications be the cause?

Not likely: Unless the medication is a patch for blood pressure or cream you are putting on the area, etc. An ingested medication would cause a side effect not just at one body part. Moles and or other skin conditions are more likely to cause hair growth in specific patterns and singular areas, get evaluated by a dermatologist (skin dr.) to get definitive answer. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What cause painful pinkish inner/dark red edges patch with a pea size lump underneath it? Located on the lower inner right thigh close to knee.

What cause painful pinkish inner/dark red edges patch with a pea size lump underneath it? Located on the lower inner right thigh close to knee.

Shingles?: Without being able to look at it, I would hesitate to attempt a diagnosis. That being said, if it is painful, and has a "blister" look about it, it could be shingles, which can be treated. Get it looked at soon as getting on the antivirals for it sooner would give a better outcome. If, of course, it is shingles. ...Read more

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I have a rough patch of skin in the inside of my knee that won't go away. Been there for around a month. Is it squamous or basal cell carcinoma?

I have a rough patch of skin in the inside of my knee that won't go away. Been there for around a month. Is it squamous or basal cell carcinoma?

Go see a doctor: You need to have a medical exam done by a physician. Without examination by your doctor we can not tell you what you are dealing with. It could be a skin infections as well (tinea?). ...Read more

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Our 2 month old baby has white patch on her folds in the arm and knee pit. What would cause it? Is it because of sweat? Could u please suggest remedy?

Our 2 month old baby has white patch on her folds in the arm and knee pit. What would cause it? Is it because of sweat? Could u please suggest remedy?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hypopigmentation is a pale color to the skin following inflammation, such as with atopic dermatitis. Since atopic dermatitis in infants and children often presents at the elbow crease and behind the knee, this may be what is happening. With time, the color should normalize and blend with the surrounding skin, as long as dermatitis does not flare up in the interim. ...Read more

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Wish I could send a pic. Patch of 9 tiny Reddish purple, flat bruises (?) above knee appeared random yesterday. No injury Still there. Tender. Causes?

Wish I could send a pic. Patch of 9 tiny Reddish purple, flat bruises (?) above knee appeared random yesterday. No injury Still there. Tender. Causes?

You can: Consider completing either an Inbox consultation where you can atrach a picture or real time HealthTap Prime consultation to better address your rash. ...Read more

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I have a patch on my thigh close to the knee that is bald. What could be the cause? I have very hairy legs, this is only 2 x 2 CM + only on the right.

I have a patch on my thigh close to the knee that is bald. What could be the cause? I have very hairy legs, this is only 2 x 2 CM + only on the right.

Focal alopecia: Loss of hair in otherwise hairy areas of the body may be normal or related to a fungal skin infection. Please get examined by a dermatologist or private physician. ...Read more

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Why are my knees so rough?

Why are my knees so rough?

Iregular cartilage: Rough usually means crepitation which has multiple causes, the irregularity is the end result very rarely the cause. ...Read more

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What causes a pain in the knees?

What causes a pain in the knees?

Many causes: Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, chondromalasia, medial or lateral meniscus tear, collateral ligament tear, intra-articulate hemorrhage from trauma or bleeding disorders, joint effusion, and osgood schlater syndrome. ...Read more

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What can cause really hot knees?

What can cause really hot knees?

Inflammation: A "hot" knee would be a sign of inflammation within the knee joint. Inflammation can cause not only heat, but pain, swelling and sometimes redness. Recommend an orthopaedic consult for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could bad knees cause back issues?

Could bad knees cause back issues?

Yes and vice versa: Weakness of the quadricpeps due to nerve root impingement can cause quadricep muscle weakness and lead to knee injury.
Compensating for a bad knee can lead to back injury. ...Read more

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What causes your knees to give out?

What causes your knees to give out?

Several conditions: Knees can give out for various reasons, from ligament tears, to nerve problems, to pain-related issues. Be examined by a dr, especially if you had an injury or pain with the buckling/giving out. ...Read more

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What could cause my "creaking knees"?

What could cause my "creaking knees"?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis of the knees is the loss of the articular cartilage of the knee which is the cartilage that caps the ends of the bones. This is often described as creeking knees. ...Read more

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Why behind my right knees the inner causes pain?

Why behind my right knees the inner causes pain?

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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Child is knocked kneed can this cause pain in the knees?

Child is knocked kneed can this cause pain in the knees?

Usually not: Many children are knock kneed, or have genu valgus. As long as the angle is small, it usually does not cause pain. On the other hand, if there is a history of trauma, or infection, and the deformity is not symmetric, or mild, it may cause a significant force imbalance.

This can lead to issues with the ligaments and cartilage with resultant pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if bad knees could cause back issues later in life?

Can you tell me if bad knees could cause back issues later in life?

Perhaps: Knee arthritis with back arthritis may be genetic.

If solely knees, hips would present with symptoms first.

Weight control can prevent back symptoms ...Read more

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My knees have become painfully stiff after being sedentary for months. Possible causes?

My knees have become painfully stiff after being sedentary for months. Possible causes?

Arthritis: Stiffness is the hallmark of arthritis. Also, loss of flexibility of the surrounding muscles would be another cause. ...Read more

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What causes loud pop in knee?

What causes loud pop in knee?

Many reasons: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a meniscus tear, plica, patellar tendonitis etc. Some fluid build up in the knee causes cracking. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes pain in back of the knee?

What causes pain in back of the knee?

Knee pain: Knee pain, even in the back, maybe caused by several things. Generalized arthritis can even refer to the back, BUT a Bakers cyst is common for pain in the back of the knee. Get an eval by a dr. If the pain si bad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes a knee to slip out of place?

What causes a knee to slip out of place?

Patella: Usually this refers to knee cap instability. This is caused from 1) muscle weakness/imbalance 2) trauma causing ligament/capsule laxity or 3) bone deformity usually from a shallow trochlear groove (the groove in the femur that the patella sits in). ...Read more

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What causes my knees to make clicking noises?

What causes my knees to make clicking noises?

Different causes: Clicking of the knees can be caused by a number of problems, including patellar chondromalacia, torn meniscal cartilage, arthritis or a loose body in the knee. If there is pain associated with the clicking, an orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of weak knees? How to cure it?

What are the causes of weak knees? How to cure it?

Exercise: Simple answer: proper exercise best guided by a physical therapist to strengthen supporting muscles. ...Read more

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What are some basic overlooked causes for knee issues?

What are some basic overlooked causes for knee issues?

Footwear: Overlooked knee issues can sometime start with improper footwear for the wrong sport or improper fitting shoes. Sometimes the best looking footwear may not be the best for an individual. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain?

What could cause knee pain?

Many things: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more