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I have knee pain that hurts on the left side of my knee and also above my knee. I feel and hear a pop, symptoms then improve after time. Any thoughts?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Knee pain

Possible osteoarthritis.
An x ray will be able to show this. If negative then a sprain or acl injury could be a consideration.

In brief: Knee pain

Possible osteoarthritis.
An x ray will be able to show this. If negative then a sprain or acl injury could be a consideration.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get evaluated

Knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, inflammation, and neoplasm. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need.
Common conditions could be arthritis, meniscal pathology, and soft tissue injuries. Meniscal pathology is common and can cause some of the symptoms you are experiencing.

In brief: Get evaluated

Knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, inflammation, and neoplasm. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need.
Common conditions could be arthritis, meniscal pathology, and soft tissue injuries. Meniscal pathology is common and can cause some of the symptoms you are experiencing.
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ?cartilage

You may have a cartilage fragment that gets lodged and then moves to relieve the discomfort.
An orthopedic surgeon is best to evaluate this symptom and he'll order an MRI if he feels it's needed.

In brief: ?cartilage

You may have a cartilage fragment that gets lodged and then moves to relieve the discomfort.
An orthopedic surgeon is best to evaluate this symptom and he'll order an MRI if he feels it's needed.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See a specialist.

See an orthopedic knee specialist.
It could be the tracking of your kneecap, or something more serious, like a meniscal tear.

In brief: See a specialist.

See an orthopedic knee specialist.
It could be the tracking of your kneecap, or something more serious, like a meniscal tear.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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