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what causes fluid build up in the knee

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Knee Pain: Overuse , repeated trauma, and advancing age can cause knee joint "wear and tear" arthritis, which can cause inflammation and a build up of scar and b ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Wear and tear : Osteoarthritis is due to wearing out of the knee and it's support structures. Grinding and clicking are symptoms of this process. Sometimes joint ef ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Irritation : This is the bodies way of trying (unsuccessfully 0 to deal with the irritation of one kind or another in the joint.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually: It depends on the cause of the fluid. If it is an acute trauma, the fluid usually dissipates on its own over the course of a few weeks. If it is som ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee pain with bend: Could be meniscus tear, patellofemoral syndrome, loose body, synovitis, arthritis, effusion, tight quads, patellar or quad tendonitis.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Knee effusion : Intrarticular effusion indicates that your your knee is inflamed . If you can't straighten it you probably have some structural wear and tear inside ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Several possible: Intermitent swelling in a joint can be due to an injury or arthritis. If it happens in the morning and gets better with activity, it could be arthriti ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Secord
25 years experience Podiatry
Loose body: Unfortunately, the trauma involved in tearing off a section of cartilage which allows it to float in the knee--and become caught during extension or f ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sure it could : If torn meniscus fragment becomes displaced so that it is caught in the joint this would cause such pain as you are indicating.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Teenage knee pain: My suggestion to you would be to have your teenager see his or her dr. A handful of well defined & benign conditions common in teenagers are possible ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More info: To help you, more information is required. How old are you, how long has the sensation been present, is the burning constant or intermittent, etc.
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