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my knee is swollen and squishy

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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 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
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a a doctor: You need to let a doctor check you.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible infection: Concerning for infection: possibly of the prepatellar bursa. Hallmarks for infection are: hot, red, swollen, painful. If it isnt getting better woul ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvira Callahan
27 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
You must go to ED : P. Must go to ER for X-rays. You may also need an MRI
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: you may have pre-patella tendinitis or fluid around the knee. You will need an exam and x-ray.If not allergic I suggest using 2 Advil ( ibuprofen-200m ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Goto ER: You may have a blood clot . Significant swelling can cause compartment syndrome which results in compression of blood flow leading to possible permane ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Infection: Swelling red pain? tender? I would see a physician today you may have an infection in the leg which needs treatment
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, if it isn't due to known trauma (including intercourse), then an infection can be the cause (ingrow ... Read More
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Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Go to ER: I would get it checked out immediately. Discoloration is a bad sign
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
No age?: If you are under 30 i'd suspect meniscus injury.Over that age opens a huge box of reasons.If not really painful i'd recommend "watchful waiting" and c ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical eval now.: This requires prompt medical attention. You could have cellulitis &/or an abscess. The fact the have gross swelling, tenderness, erythema and a lump w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
The lymph nodes: are likely swollen from the inflammation you described in your note.Be sure they go down after the inflammation is cleared.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Painful lumps: It sounds like you have swollen lymph nodes. Consult your physician for evaluation and treatment.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Rest, ice, elevate: Rest, ice, and elevation are helpful. If you are having severe pain, severe bruising, can't bear weight, or have a history of breaking bones easily, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman
38 years experience Dentistry
See doctor: Can be swollen gland or muscular. See your doctor to check the swelling to see where it is located and its cause.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If U landed directly: on the knee cap it could B an injury 2 the pre-patellar bursa. If there is an abrasion over the area, there's a risk of it becoming infected. Best 2 C ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
47 years experience Podiatry
It is not normal: This needs to be evaluated by a podiatrist who handles ankles (most board certified podiatrists handle ankle conditions). The lump needs to be diagno ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Could be as simple as a tendinitis or bursitis, or as severe as an infections. Also could be an autoimmune disease. See your doctor for evaluation.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to say: Difficult to say without an exam but without a trauma and given your age, it's likely patelofemoral syndrome. Try ice, over the counter Ibuprofen and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Leg pain: Always a concern for deep venous thrombosis, have you ever had one before? Was there any trauma or did this happen spontaneously? Do you have any medi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Could be a clot: The symptoms you are giving are often seen with a blood clot . Please get evaluated by a doc sooner thazn later to determine the cause and rule out a ... Read More
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