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what to do if you have fluid in your knee

A 51-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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
Joint efussion: You have a joint efussion. There are many reasons for a joint efussion. First the joint fliud has to be drained and sent out for lab diagnosis. It can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not too bad: Typically a local anesthetic is used. Most people tolerate it quite well.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Usually clear fluid.: Most joint fluid is clear unless you had recent trauma (bloody fluid) or infection or gout (yellowish). Scar tissue or synovitis can develop from prio ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Start with rice-rest/ice/compression/elevation, and if the fluid/swelling does not resolve, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation and possible ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
Squishy: Squishy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Synovial fluid: Usually an over acumulation of joint fluid.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee fluid: Fluid in the knee is abnormal and indicates an inflammatory process which could be from prepatella bursitis, inflammation of the joint lining as in ar ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. The swelling is most easily seen just above (proximal) and to the outside (lateral) of the knee cap. You s ... Read More

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