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Ok I'll try to make this short.. I dislocated my knee the first time when I was in about 6th grade. Went to the doctors and just passed it off. Nothing was wrong with my veins then. At 21 I sprained my knee by falling on it while I was at work. Then a few months later, I dislocated my kneecap again for the second time. After that my veins started to pop out VERY far out from my mid thigh to my mid cafe. I recently started to get bruises in my mid cafe. My leg is hot to the touch and I have pain that is more of an annoyance then a hurting pain.

I tried to do my own research to see if I could hold off til I get insurance to get it checked out but I'm having trouble.

I know dislocated of the kneecap is common in women and when I went to therapy they told me I was double jointed in the knees and my outer thighs are stronger then my inner thighs (so I do know I need to work them out)

My question is... Could dislocating my knee twist up my veins? Should I worry about a blood clot since I use to take birth control for 5 years?

This scares me
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replied September 19th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the status of your knee condition and cause for the appearance of veins and pain that you describe without examining you. If symptoms have been persistent or not resolved with conservative treatment, you should consider visiting your doctor/orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation at the earliest. The exact status of your knee (after repeated dislocation/injury) and the cause for the veins and pain can only be made out after careful evaluation. Deep venous incompetency, infective cause (indicated by elevated temperature of affected leg), ligament instability etc should be ruled out. Further treatment options would be suggested based on your evaluation findings. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/orthopedic surgeon and report any new/abnormal symptom immediately.
Take care.



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