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 MED MD Your Own Question

DR MED MD
DR MED MD, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2406
Experience:  MD
Type Your Medical Question Here...
DR MED MD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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

Resolved Question:

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: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 3 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 3 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 3 years ago.
Is pain constant?

Is pain increases with activity and relieved by rest?

Thanks
Customer: replied 3 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 3 years ago.
Are you involved in sports or exercise activity?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I run, play tennis
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 3 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 3 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 3 years ago.
please let me know if you have further question or any doubts?

Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So even though it's like very sharp pain, I shouldnt worry about it tonight.
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 3 years ago.
You have pain since a week. Is there any recent increase in intensity of pain?

Thanks
Customer: replied 3 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 3 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 3 years ago.
One more question. Could this be caused by sciatica ?
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 3 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.

DR MED MD, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2406
Experience: MD
DR MED MD and 5 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrThomasMd/2012-7-25_134438_Imagess1.64x64.jpg Dr. Thomas, MD's Avatar

    Dr. Thomas, MD

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    46349
    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, also Integrative, CAM, etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/mysticdoc/2012-6-8_15615_mysticdoc3.64x64.jpg Dr. D.J.'s Avatar

    Dr. D.J.

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    14679
    MD
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2562
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DrDLove/2009-08-12_141522_DrDLove.jpg Dr. D. Love's Avatar

    Dr. D. Love

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    11961
    Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/commissure/2011-4-15_192514_REISD20080926JR1090.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    10667
    Experienced Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions