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fluid on the knee in children

A 44-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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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
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
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Knee Effusion: If you have fluid around or on your knee, you need to be evaluated to see if it is an injury, infection or something else. Go to an ER or Urgent Care ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
36 years experience Family Medicine
Rest: Rest, ice and elevate as much as possible.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Go to Dr.: Try elastic support either with knee elastic brace or wrapping with ace bandages, but most likely you need aspiration of the fluid with a needle/ syri ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Treat the cause: First see a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis as to why the fluid is forming. A number of this can cause fluid to build up in the knee. In a young ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Baker's Cyst: I believe you are referring to a Baker׳s cyst which is normally located behind the knee
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Your doctor can examine your knee to determine what is causing the pain and swelling . You may need an xray. Once the cause is determined the doctor c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: But first, there's supposed to be fluid in your knee. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber of sorts so you really don't want to get rid of it. Seco ... Read More

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