A 20-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

what can cause a swelling in the knee in different times that come and goes ?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Lowe
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
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Vague but...: What i can tell you from experience is that i had similar sensations, and finally ended up with a herniated disk in my back. Since you said that you ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Knee pain: You could have. Torn meniscus. See ortho.
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Peterson
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Need a diagnosis: Treatment is diagnosis and not symptom driven. You need to see a physician and if appropriate get x rays to see if you have arthritis in the knees. ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthopedic specialis: Your knee joint appears unstable. Consult an orthopedic specialist. It's important to avoid chronic knee issues.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month