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does water on the knee go away by itself

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammation: This is called a knee effusion and is the result of joint inflammation or damage. As a rheumatologist i strongly favor joint aspiration as it is often ... Read More
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Knee swelling: Hi SSantiago, no pain is very reassuring. Other things to check is whether you can bear weight and whether you can flex (bend) the knee more than 30&a ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pan relief: Many people use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID's) medications for musculoskeletal pain. Do your stretch adequately? Heat can also be benefic ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Reconsider issue: Swelling of the ankles and knees can be due to fluid retention, but it could also be due to joint inflammation/ arthritis. Physical examination and la ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a rheumatologist: You are 23 years old and while it is possible that the continued inflammation is due to osteoarthritis, it is also very possible that there is another ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Water on the knee: Orthopedic surgery consult & probable MRI imaging to possibly identify the cause. Could be a tone meniscus, arthritis, infection, etc
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacker
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sign of inflammation: 'water' or fluid in your knee usually indicate your knee is 'unhappy' about your activity level. This can often be from arthritis or a meniscus tear. ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: An examination can tell you if you have fluid. Yes it can be removed
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Water on the knee: Not likely from cancer. A joint effusion generally comes from injury, synovitis, arthritis, meniscal or ligament tear.
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