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how to reduce water on the knee

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 54-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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacker
23 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 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 53-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 member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Three things!: Lose as much body fat as possible. Wear good shock absorbing footwear. Avoid high impact sports-concussive ones!
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Joint effusion: It sounds like you are talking about a an "effusion" or build up of inflammatory cells and fluid around your knee. The treatment of "water" on your k ... Read More
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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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I'm not sure: What you mean by fat pad of ankle....the heels sometimes have herniated fat, the ankle sometimes have fat by the ankles, some people refer to this as ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
See a physician: It is important to know why you are having swelling; whether it the result of a local problem, such as an injury or a systemic cause. Also, symptoms a ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
If : If this is acute, you should go to the er. It could represent infection or a blood clot, either of which could lead to significant complications if n ... Read More
A 52-year-old member 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. The underlying cause must be treated for the fluid accumulation to r ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Body Hair: You can remove hair with depilatories, shaving, waxing, sugar waxing, electrolysis or lazer.
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can't spot: Reduce fat. Therefore to loss size of calves, you would need to lose weight in general. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle fractures.: Ankle/foot fractures are very common in basketball, because you have 10 players ( with 20 feet), playing in a confined area, so it's very easy to get ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
R.i.c.e.: Rest ice compression elevation antiinflammatories if not contraindicated.
A 48-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice and exercise: Most anterior knee pain is due to a imbalance in muscle strength in the quads plus a few other factors. Apply ice after exercise and start working on ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Calloway
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Targeting treatment: Other than weight loss through diet and exercise, liposculpture (liposuction) is the best treatment for localized fatty deposits. In certain cases, n ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can't be selective: One can't be selectively losing fat in her hands. Nature doesn't work that way. Fat will be lost from all the different parts of the body, as a person ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pressure : Try taking an antihistamine decongestant halt an hour before flying
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stitches: Stitches, no. Inflammation, healing, or infection--yes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Stye treatment: Conservative treatment usually consists of washing the eyelids and lash lines with a gentle 'tear-free' shampoo and applying warm moist compresses twi ... Read More

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