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Plaistow, NH
A 39-year-old female asked:

Every few months i get bilateral knee effusion that needs draining and a shot. the fluid noninflamatory. why would this keep recurring? no injury

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 31 years experience
Unexplained effusion: Have you had an MRI yet? You may have articulat cartilage or a meniscal injury. Blood tests can help rule out rheumatologic diseases. Infection sounds unlikely. I recommend you to be evaluated by an orthopaedic doc or if you already have done this, get a 2nd opinion.
Last updated Dec 11, 2020

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