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leg pain

I have pain behind my knee and my leg is swollen in the calf.  I was checked for blood clot and it was negative.  I feel heat coming out of my knee when I place an ice pack on it.  It warms the ice pack quickly.  My thigh is swollen too, but all the pain is in my knee.  It hurts to touch the bones in my knee.  My ankles are a little swollen and also the calf on the other leg.  I have had a meniscus tear and arthritis in one knee and baker's cyst in the other. Should I see an orthopedic surgeon or a Vascular surgeon?  My knee is really hurting 24/7.

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Whether you have blood clots or not, May-Thurner Syndrome should be ruled out as a cause of swelling in the legs. Even without blood clots, this condition can cause congestion of other veins around it and swelling in the thighs and legs, especially left-sided.
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I have the same symptoms well over 2 years now, my doctor just says it's the veins . I'm due to have one left leg stripped end of May 2017. Hopefully I may see an improvement.
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