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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Can be gout.: This sounds like gout, especially since it occurs after sitting for a long time and hurts severely with movement. This usually is first evident in th ... Read More
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Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Get examined: This could be arthritis, bursitis or other knee issues which your doctor could diagnose with an exam and possibly testing. Meanwhile, ice and rest may ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bursa: Could be a bursa sac. Ne to be checked. Treatment can range from ice to injection to surgery.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Bursitis: Most likely bursitis (inflammation of the bursa). Trauma can also cause fluid build up in the bursa. Kneeling (carpet layers knee) is also commonly ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The sooner : The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Fluid under knee cap: It may be hard for you to know whether you have fluid under knee cap or not. Your doc, however, can do certain tests in the office that will help him ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rojer
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You should always be comfortable with your doctors opinion and recommendation. If it doesn't make sense get a second opinion. If two docs say the sam ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sreedhar Samudrala
23 years experience Family Medicine
Nsaids may help: Nsaids may help if you have no contraindications to taking these.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Patello femoral: A common condition in women is inflammation under the kneecap (patella) - which can lead to extra fluid in the knee joint, and pain under the patella. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It Depends: On what is causing the inflammation in the knee. Common causes include trauma, infection, inflammatory arthritis (gout, pseudogout, ra), meniscal tear ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : There is not a set limit. Every time you do drain it, there is risk of introducing infection. Three times is a general rule. The bigger wuestion is ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Arthitis: Gout/ other arthritis causes damage to the smooth articular surface and cause pain. can try Aleve/motric, ACE wrapping.

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