How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Saha Your Own Question
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 17799
Experience:  35 years of experience
8227957
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Saha is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

have a sharp pain sometimes in the top part of my thigh about

This answer was rated:

have a sharp pain sometimes in the top part of my thigh about two inches above the knee been going on for weeks this cant be a blood clot correct

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Customer:

hello

Dr. Saha :
When did the symptom develop?
Customer:

at least over 7 days ago

Dr. Saha :
How frequently do you feel it?
Customer:

every now and then sometimes once then a few minutes, other times hours apart

Dr. Saha :
Do you have any other symptom with it? like redness, swelling?
Customer:

no

Dr. Saha :
What does aggravate or precipitate the pain?
Customer:

thats whats weird i cant seem to trigger it my leg could be perfectly still in a sitting position and it triggers, i can be standing up

Customer:

ive tried hitting it

Customer:

my leg

Customer:

trying to find a trigger point cant seem to find one

Dr. Saha :

Is it in the front or back of knee?

Customer:

front

Dr. Saha :


Did you consult doctor for this or have any test?

Customer:

about one inch maybe two above the knee

Customer:

no i dont have any insurance so been waiting to get some before i go

Dr. Saha :

There can be a few issues here.

Dr. Saha :

This does not seem to be a clot.

Dr. Saha :

There can be a muscle cramp.

Dr. Saha :

A nerve impingement is possible.

Dr. Saha :

However, you need to get it checked by doctor.

Dr. Saha :

Please try to keep adequate hydration.

Dr. Saha :

You can take tylenol for pain.

Customer:

cool just wanted to make sure of the first cause i do sit alot hours at a time

Dr. Saha :

Warm application can be helpful too.

Customer:

like 10 hours of a time

Customer:

but i will see one as soon as i get insurance so it doesnt cost me too much

Dr. Saha :

Please try to move the leg intermittently while you are sitting.

Customer:

yes sir

Dr. Saha :

Try to get up at intervals & walk a few steps.

Customer:

i do about every 2-3 hours i take a break

Customer:

just the symptoms came on so suddenly and dont seem to be going away i figured id aks

Customer:

aks

Customer:

ask

Dr. Saha :

Please do it more frequently like 1-1 1/2 hours

Customer:

okay

Dr. Saha :
If you have any further query, please feel free to ask.
Customer:

no that was it besides that i feel great

Customer:

its more of annoyance at this point

Customer:

cause the pain only lasts a few sec

Customer:

then goes away and comes out of the blue again

Dr. Saha :

You can try to massage the part & apply heat/ warmth.

Dr. Saha :

That would be soothing.

Customer:

i will ive written down all your suggestions thank you

Customer:

i appreciate your time

Dr. Saha :
You are always welcome.
Dr. Saha :
If you are satisfied, please leave an excellent feed back.


Dr. Saha and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you