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Does fluid on the knee go away

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Berg
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Knee problems: The word patella means knee cap. So perhaps part of the name of your condition is missing. Physical therapists often teach you how to do particular e... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Consider the foot : The previous recommendations I agree with. I will a add possible alignment problem or biomechanics of the lower leg. Orthotics can help this conditio... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
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
A 51-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.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Difficult to say...: Although the x-rays of your knee showed no fractures, there are other structures in the knee that are not visible on x-ray that may have been damaged.... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Aspiration: It depends on the cause of accumulation and amount and associated conditions. But if it is significant and painful and you are not taking any Blood t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
TAP: A needle is introduced in knee joint and fluid is drawn out. Very simple procedure.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Rest: Rest, ice and elevate as much as possible.
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