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why is my knee hot to the touch

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: Swelling of the both knees after a fall 2 months ago needs to be checked by your doctor or an orthopedic Specialist You may use ice if it help or may ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a pediatrician: While this could be nothing, even just related to crawling, there is a type of juvenile onset rheumatoid arthritis and a couple other inflammatory iss ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Hot knee??: The implication of a "hot" knee is that some sort of inflammatory process is going on. You can try using an anti- inflammatory such as ibuprofen for a ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Need more info: any fever? are there skin changes where the warmth is? any rash? Was there any trauma to the area? any underlying medical problems? Would need an eval ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Needs checking: "stab" implies a penetrating wound and depending on how sharp the instrument was I would be concerned about damage to the tendons that move the finger ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Because there : Is an increase in blood that travels there, more swelling of tissues...L.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Increased blood flow: Swelling with warmth means increased blood flow. Please have it evaluated as to the cause.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Exam: You need to be examined by physician.
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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Inflammation likely: that could be a form of contact dermatitis if for example you just colored your hair or used new shampoo or got near poison ivy, or could be a more se ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tough diagnosis: Lcl tears are very difficult to diagnose. Even orthopedic surgeons often have difficulty. It is usually associated with a fairly high energy twisting, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Possible infection: Could be an insect bite. I suggest you go to your dr. Or minor er.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
You must B 17 2 post: Ask your pediatrician with your parents involvement to help answer your question directly. Sorry we can't answer your question now.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible tear: If you are having feelings of instability or mechanical symptoms you may have a ligamentous tear based on your injury history. If you are having swel ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Possibly infection: Swelling and redness are usually indications of inflammation and/or infection. Arthritis, septic joint, osteomyelitis (infection in bone) can be cause ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Many reasons: Causes include early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear, bursitis, hematoma formation, see an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in di ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be: When was your ankle fixed? Is it healed? Could be hardware irritation, infection, nonunion or malunion. Hard to know without seeing x-rays.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Evaporation: The evaporation of sweat (from exercise) cools the skin is the most likely reason. There is no internal problem which would cause this symptom.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain in calf: SandraG296 ~ sounds like shin splints, and theres no treatment besides, rest, flat shoes ( stay off the stillettos) patience and good nature. The knee ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Reason not clear: Arthritic joints are often very sensitive to weather changes. Most times pain is in response to falls in barometric pressure but sometimes it is to hu ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: First of all, you should have an MRI of the knee to establish if there is a tear. Then, you should see an orthopedist to determine the best treatment ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are several: possibilities to describe your symptoms. Unfortunately some of them are extremely life threatening such as flesh eating bacterial infection. You need ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Boil: You may have infected cyst or furuncles. These can be treated with oral antibiotics. If it only one it can be drained.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Swollen knee bumps: Swollen red hot skin bumps can mean infection of the skin such as folliculitis or abscesses, particularly if they are spreading. Other types of infla ... Read More
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