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does fluid on the knee go away

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Berg
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Effusion: Unclear. Fluid on the knee (effusion) can come from a number of causes and some times it will go away without treatment other times it won't. The mos ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Likely: You likely have a collection of fluid or blood in the bursal sack overlying the knee. These usually resolve on their own. You can help it by using m ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Drain fluid: A fluid filled sac (bursa) may persist in swelling and can be drained in the office.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the underlying cause. Many causes will not improve with ice and aleve (naproxen). Have you seen a rheumatologist or orthopedist?
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Middle ear fluid: Hello. It may take upwards of 3 months for middle ear fluid to fully resolve. If it is thick and viscous, it usually takes longer for resolution.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: If your knee has been irritated or injured then after using advil/alleve, resting, icing the 'water' in the knee may self absorb. If there is a persis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
With a needle throug: With a needle through skin.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Wait: I'd recommend that you try some antihistamine eye drops (Zaditor ™) Claritin ™ or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ™, & cool compresses first before see ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Any abscess of scrotum needs to be drained. Sweling from a scrotal infection or due to epididymitis will go down after the infection has been successf ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Extensor mechanism: Soundslike you may have patellofemoral instability(kneecap slips out of place).If you have failed aquads rehab./bracing program surgical options depen ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
With a tiny needle: After local anesthesia, a small needle is inserted just below the belly button. Fluid comes out easily and drains.
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
It depends: It depends on what type of spider and how sensitive you are to the venom. Most minor insect bite reactions should be fully resolved within a few week ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go awa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience Sports Medicine
Theoretically yes: Shoulder impingement is usually related to combination of inflammation and weakness with or without a mechanical irritant (e.g. Bone spur/ hooked acro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: If you are describing a conjunctival cyst, they sometimes need to be removed surgically.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: A subchondral cyst is usually a process that occurs near an inflamed or severely arthritic joint. An erosion occurs through the cartilage into the ad ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Don't know: If conditions feels to improve or worsens, see Physician.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Might shrink: But it usually does not disappear.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Soft tissue damage from this blunt trauma. Causes a lot of pressure and pain. Will take a while to reabsorb the fluid. Try elevating and pressure nut ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Endocarditis: If the infective endocarditis is being effectively treated the petechiae will eventually resolve spontaneously.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
A while: If it has been adequately treated with antibiotics, it should show progressive improvement, and likely resolve by 2 weeks, depending on severity and t ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Depends why it is swollen. Keep your ear dry and get to ent.

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