A 4-year-old female asked:
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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

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Dr. Rony Gorges
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
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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
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Dr. Nassif Dawlabani
Specializes in Pediatrics
Must consider and test for Lyme disease. Again have her see a doctor. If it's hot out may be infection and that needs to be treated as an emergency
Jul 6, 2014
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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