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Since three days, I get a tingling under my left knee that lasts for a few seconds every minute or so. What shouldi do?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gonyalgia

If you mean tingling below the knee cap, on the edge of the shin, this might be due to transient compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the knee, this can be due to pressure on the knee, like from kneeling, hence the term "parsons knee"gon.

In brief: Gonyalgia

If you mean tingling below the knee cap, on the edge of the shin, this might be due to transient compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the knee, this can be due to pressure on the knee, like from kneeling, hence the term "parsons knee"gon.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Baker Cyst or clot

Under the knee can be a bakers cyst, a blood clot, tendonitis, neurologic structures or other. Is there swelling? Is it tender under the knee? Is the left knee swollen? Didi you injure the knee? Did you sprain a ligament? Does the tingling travel up or down the back of the leg? Back of the thigh? As you can see there are a lot of possibilities.

In brief: Baker Cyst or clot

Under the knee can be a bakers cyst, a blood clot, tendonitis, neurologic structures or other. Is there swelling? Is it tender under the knee? Is the left knee swollen? Didi you injure the knee? Did you sprain a ligament? Does the tingling travel up or down the back of the leg? Back of the thigh? As you can see there are a lot of possibilities.
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Agree with all 3

Each of these doctors made an excellent answer to your question which is deceptive although simple.
Answering questions about symptoms, ie in lieu of physical or other examination (which cannot be done in healthtap) reveals a fundamental problem: communication. Precision in description is essential. With limited space to ask questions, this often cannot be done---hence ambiguity.

In brief: Agree with all 3

Each of these doctors made an excellent answer to your question which is deceptive although simple.
Answering questions about symptoms, ie in lieu of physical or other examination (which cannot be done in healthtap) reveals a fundamental problem: communication. Precision in description is essential. With limited space to ask questions, this often cannot be done---hence ambiguity.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Best to be evaluated

With so many variables, i think it best that you seek medical evaluation by your primary care physician or orthopaedic surgeon.
If you are describing a tingling sensation under/around your kneecap, it is likely an area of cartilage damage ("chondromalacia of the patella"). It all hinges upon what you mean by under your knee? Behind knee was already discussed in prior answer succintly.

In brief: Best to be evaluated

With so many variables, i think it best that you seek medical evaluation by your primary care physician or orthopaedic surgeon.
If you are describing a tingling sensation under/around your kneecap, it is likely an area of cartilage damage ("chondromalacia of the patella"). It all hinges upon what you mean by under your knee? Behind knee was already discussed in prior answer succintly.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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