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A week ago I felt something pop in my right knee. Painful

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A week ago I felt something pop in my right knee. Painful when stepping a certain way. Did not do much walking for a week then had to work and on 2nd day leg became quite swollen in upper calf and hard to put pressure on leg. Varisco vein is really popped out too with a bulge. Should I ice or heat? Taking anti-inflam med for 2 days now. No change yet. What should I do?????
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Ice is better. Continue anti-inflammatory. Though your history, quite explains the swelling in upper calf; a colored doppler study and d-dimer test is advised for the cautionary reason to rule out deep vein thrombosis (blood clot).

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