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what's with my leg...?

(11 Posts)
lljkk Mon 01-Feb-16 18:04:03

Almost 12 months ago I started to get occasional cramps in right leg, maybe in the back of the knee. I suppose if it was DVT then it should have killed me by now. I stopped wearing skinny jeans, but still I get a cramp in that same area sometimes. Not red or tender anywhere, noticeable rather than crippling. Can't think of any linked activities. What could be the cause?

lljkk Mon 01-Feb-16 19:17:12

Don't worry, if I die from mystery-leg-disease I will come back to haunt you all.... PPHHHHHAAAHAHAHAHHAhahahahaahha... !

teentraumas Mon 01-Feb-16 19:20:36

Back of your knee, could be a bakers cyst, a varicose vein? Anything to see or feel??

lljkk Mon 01-Feb-16 19:26:10

ooh... ta 4 reply.
Nothing to see or feel. It's just a persistent slight cramp in non-precise location, iyswim.

teentraumas Mon 01-Feb-16 23:24:56

How strange, could be any number of things, or just plain old cramp!

AlpacaLypse Mon 01-Feb-16 23:28:54

Possibly sciatica? Appreciate this isn't helpful, as if you google it you will find there is bugger all you can do about it sad

LineyReborn Mon 01-Feb-16 23:29:22

lljkk, remember what happened to me...??

Just go and get it checked out and your GO can run a simple blood test for DVT. Especially if it happens after being sat in front of a computer MNing for hours on end, or being otherwise immobile.

How do you feel otherwise?

LineyReborn Mon 01-Feb-16 23:30:41

GP offs not GO.

I type GP enough times; you'd think fucking autocorrect would have caught on by now.

PeaceOfWildThings Mon 01-Feb-16 23:30:59

Low in minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium or iodine, maybe?

digerd Tue 02-Feb-16 11:45:13

I went to my GP with a hot painful swelling behind the knee wondering if it was a DVT. He went through a list of what a DVT symptoms are and as I failed on the "red" he said it was not a DVT.
I was left a bit hmm but in my book it said Phlebitis which I felt was right smile

It did eventually go away and that was years ago and I am still here smile

lljkk Tue 02-Feb-16 19:56:48

It's not hot, and the GP nags me about screening tests if I go would rather poke pins in my eyeballs.

But I will try to pay attention to whether it's worse after sitting down. I was sat down most of today & it's no worse for that, iyswim.

Thanks for replies, long day at work & then long delay on train home!!

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