U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Seattle, WA
A female asked:

prepatellar bursitis that hasn't responded to 3 aspirations + injections. x-ray, mri and fluid testing give no negative results. can it pop? okay?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
It's not gunna pop..: Hopefully, the injection that has been put into your knee was a steroid. Just sucking out the fluid is a band-aid -- the needle tip has to be unmoving and the steroid shot exactly into the same bursa space. If that has been done -- all with no trouble detected on testing -- then wrap it, take Motrin, and stay off your knees (kneeling-style).

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
24/7 visits
$15 per month

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
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Apr 8, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.