Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,
Curious set of symptoms
have you had any trauma to the knee or leg?
And do you have any medical problems that you take medicine for regularly?
No trauma. I have been working a lot and sitting more than usual. I have high blood pressure and I have iron and B-12 anemias.
does the leg hurt on the front or in the back and is there change in the color of the skin or swelling?
also, does it hurt more when you use it by walking etc?
more in back but some in front too. no change in color. slight swelling at knee. it only hurts when in use. it feels heavy.
and do you have a doctor right now?
i do but he is out of town this week.
so there are two things that are likely going on but many possibilities that are less likely
last time i saw his partner he put me on a ton of pills and i don't want to see him again.
since you say you sit quite a lot lately the most worrisome thing this could be would be a DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS, a blood clot in the back of the lower leg and even behind the knee
these can be dangerous as they can travel to the lung and cause huge problems and even death
and they can be found with a simple ultrasound exam
painless and quick
my mother has them and my dad passed away from one
the other thing that rings a bell is less worrisome but is also found with an ultrasound and it is called a BAKER'S CYST
with that family history my advice is not to delay at all and to go to the ER unless your doctor can arrange an ultrasound for today
i have been diagnosed with a bakers cyst in the past. i have been thinking that is what it is but its been a long time.
the reason being two things... 1. they can get the ultrasound right away
2. they can begin treatment if you have it right away
then the ultrasound is really going to be needed to sort this out
ok thank you.
and if you have any chest tightness, pain, or shortness of breath the need to get this looked at in an ER becomes even more critical
you are most welcome
do you have any other questions for me about this"\
no thank you.
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and please get this
checked out asap
as soon as possible
many thanks for your question and your business
hope it's just the baker's cyst acting up