A 22-year-old member asked:
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can i get my bursitis drained or does that not help

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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: We try not to drain it as often the fluid will return worse than before. If it is full of blood often our hand is twisted to remove it to prevent ossification
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Usually not needed there is a chance of infection and recurrence.
Answered on Sep 30, 2018

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
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Depends: Many cases of bursitis do not need to be drained. Often, rest, anti-inflammatories, ice, compression can relieve and diminish the swelling/fluid. If ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Bursitis: Yes. Bursitis can result from swollen bursar tissues without a drainable fluid collection. If persists and symptomatic, may need to be excised.
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