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Palm Bay, Florida
A 23-year-old female asked:

Swelling around my knee on my right leg it's not bad barley noticeable but it also burns kinda on the left side of that knee it also feels kinda stiff i had some swelling in my lower leg 3 days ago. what could this be?. fluid? dvt? torn muscle?

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Dr. Sharon Joag
Podiatry 19 years experience
Swelling in knee : Yes, it could be a number of different things. The best thing to do is to get an orthopedist to clinically examine your knee. It may even be a Baker’s cyst, which sits behind your knee and can be easily drained or injected. In case it’s something more severe like a DVT, it’s important to see your PCP right away. A DVT is a medical emergency and should not be taken lightly. All the best.

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Last updated Jul 1, 2018

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