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I have a sharp pain in the back of my knee, sometimes down

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I have a sharp pain in the back of my knee, pretty constant,sometimes down calf. Afraid it is a blood clot am 26, fit, travel a lot.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Since when you have these symptoms?

Have you been to a doctor?

Is there any history of trauma to knee?

Any redness or swelling on calf region?

Thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
A week or so
No
Not that I can remember, but I run not things a lot. There is a broken vein, like icky looking, i dont know what it is caled, or something right by where it hurts but I've had that for years.
Not that I can tell, but it feels like cramping. I constantly want to rub it.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Is pain constant?

Is pain increases with activity and relieved by rest?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Pain in knee pretty constant. Comes in waves a bt. If i poke it or sit with my leg bent under me or crouching it hurts more. But thespian that shoots down calf , it comes and goes. I don't thin it really goes way with rest, I took a nap and it still hurt.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Are you involved in sports or exercise activity?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I run, play tennis
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for all the information.

Muscle injuries are the most common cause of calf pain,other causes of calf pain due to circulation problems, knee joint problems, and other conditions.

In your case muscle injury seems to be likely cause but other causes also needs to be ruled out.

To determine th exact cause you need to get your self examined by your doctor.

Meanwhile take proper rest and avoid exercise and sports.

Take tab Ibuprofen for pain relief.

Thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
please let me know if you have further question or any doubts?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So even though it's like very sharp pain, I shouldnt worry about it tonight.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
You have pain since a week. Is there any recent increase in intensity of pain?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It comes and goes. He first I notices was after a long day of flying and then it hurt less after a fed ays and today it just hurts. Like right now I'm sitting in bed and every few minutes it's ike sharp shooting pain down he back of my knee or in my calf
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Common symptoms with venous thrombosis o clot formation are Swelling, Pain , Redness and warmth. But sometime there are no symptoms.

Since your symptoms you noticed these symptoms after long day of flying clot formation is a possibility.

You should get this checked asap.

Special test known as color Doppler will re required to look for clot.

Thanks
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
One more question. Could this be caused by sciatica ?
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Sciatica pain are usually associated with tingling numbness occur due to compression of nerve.

Less common in young but can occur.

Thanks

i hope this helped. If you have any more doubts please feel free to ask.

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