Weird Knee Problems... Help!

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Recently my knee has started to hurt and it's gradually getting worse over time. Every time I squat down I hear a quiet explosion under my knee cap and pain shoots up my thigh. What is causing this? Do I need to see a Doctor urgently or not?

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    Yes.  X-ray and/or MRI.  Even then, the imaging may not be conclusive.  With my four knee scopes (two each side), none of the imaging showed anything.  In each arthroscopy, the docs found a torn meniscus or shredded femoral condyle.  Sometime, the docs just have to go in and look around.
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    sounds like the vacuum of the joint capsule has been compromised. Sucks in air as you stand, blows air out as you squat.
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    What Chico said. Sometimes imaging wont show inside the joint. Doc had to pump fluid in mine to jack the joint apart to find the torn tissue one time.
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    Thanks guys for your feedback 
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