A 4-year-old female asked:
why might my 4 year olds left knee be swollen, hot, and red? no injury that i know of. she did get stung by something yesterday but that is on her arm
3 doctor answers
Dr. Rony Gorges answered
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Painful?: If it's painful it could be an infection of the knee joint which can be dangerous. Please take her to the pediatrician.
Answered on Jul 6, 2014
Dr. Hushang Haghighat answered
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Arthritis or trauma: it is possible arthritis or trauma so see her pediatric doctor for diagnosis.
Answered on Jul 20, 2016
Dr. Brad Goldenberg answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: Hard to tell without a physical exam, some lab tests and a possible x-Ray and/MRI or CT to see if synovitis, septic joint, or JRA - a much more chronic and serious disease. Please see your primary pediatrician right away.
Answered on Jul 7, 2014
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