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Could I have adult soft-tissue sarcoma?

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  • Posted By: James19790
  • August 5, 2008
  • 07:02 PM


I am writing again about a problem I have had with some of my joints that has not been resolved and has become worse.

About 2 months ago I developed pain behind my knee on both legs with some enalrgement of the veins and an aching feeling that extends to my calves and thighs. I was referred to a physiotherapist for this who this I have a compressed nerve and has given me back exercises to do to relieve this. I have only been doing them for 2 weeks but it has had no effect so far.

For the past week I have developed a new ache on the inside of my left elbow joint. It is a similar pain/ ache to my knees and is exacerbated when I rotate my lower arm. The pain extends down the outside of my forearm for about 4 inches.

The Dr. said I had radial head pain and to take 3x 400mg of ibuprofen for a week and come back if it doesn't resolve. It has made no difference yet.

My question is: could those symptoms actually be suggestive of a soft-tissue sarcoma such as fibrosarcoma or am I just going over the top and looking for the worst possible diagnosis! I am otherwise a healthy, reasonably active 29yr old male who doesn't drink (much) and doesn't smoke.

Any help, suggestions are much appreciated. I have told myself to stop being silly about it and not to go back to the Dr. for at least a week!!

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