A 20-year-old male asked:
what can cause a swelling in the knee in different times that come and goes ?
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Dr. Robert Lowe answered
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Several possible: Intermitent swelling in a joint can be due to an injury or arthritis. If it happens in the morning and gets better with activity, it could be arthritis. If it happens at the end of a day or with more activity it could be an injury that is being aggravated. Infections are unlikely to cause intermittent swelling. Sometimes there is swelling around a joint that is not actually in the joint (edema).
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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