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my knee is swollen and hot

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You may: be describing a sub-patella BURSITIS (also called "housemaid's knee" (from washing floors on the hands and knees a VERY VERY OLD job description!!!!) ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Swollen knee: Please see your doctor ASAP for relief. He/she MAY drain your knee and/or provide whatever treatment is needed after diagnosis. Peace and good healt ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Hot, swollen knee: Sounds like it may be time to do a tap. Scans are hands-off procedures that are easy to do, but may not give complete information. Extracting fluid f ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Could be.: It could be a boil, could be something else - like an infection or arthritis in the knee joint. Don't take chances with your knees - if it is somethin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
While it could be,: It does not mean it is. There are numerous other things this could be, anywhere from a bakers cyst that's irritated, an acute injury, or an infected j ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, ice, compress: RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression, and elevation (at least level/flat-- on couch). This is the first line of self treatment for a swollen knee. If swellin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Few reasons: There could be a few reason that include infection and gout. See a doctor and get it checked.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Russinoff
20 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Water on knee: Sounds like you have fluid in your knee. It can be from an infection, injury, or arthritis. It should be evaluated asap by your doctor, an orthopedi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee Pain: This could be a sign of arthritis (arthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage), tendonitis or meniscus pathology. The meniscus is the “shock abs ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a a doctor: You need to let a doctor check you.

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