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Yesterday afternoon I knelt down and felt something pull in

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Yesterday afternoon I knelt down and felt something pull in my knee, today my knee and halfway up my thigh is really swollen with pain in the back of my knee?. Should I go to hospital for a check up ?
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I've been doing hot and cold wraps on my knee, taken naproxen. I'm a 61 year old female already taking morphine and duloxetine for existing conditions seperate from this.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have mobility issues due to scoliosis and Osteoarthritis in my spine hence the medication.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr K. I have over 25 years of clinical experience and look forward to answering your question. i may need more information from you, so I may ask for that. My goal is to provide a complete answer to your question and to be sure you are satisfied with that answer.

I am sorry that you are having this problem but will do my best to assist you and answer your questions.     Yes you should go to an urgent care or ER.

A swollen leg and pain can be a sign of a blood clot.   This could also be a Bakers cyst that has ruptured.  At any rate, it does sound like you need medical care.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you. I will make arrangements to go to A and E.
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