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Aspiration Of Fluid From Knee
Fluid on my knee from 4 week ago injury. Do not want an aspiration. Anything I can do to help? I've tried nsaid's and elevation. Not helping.
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Got left knee drained/aspirated and the fluid was back within hours of the aspiration. What could this be?
See below: It's common for fluid to ad cumulate after aspiration. It's the bodys way of protecting the joint. ...Read more
I have stage IV osteoarthritis in my knee. The ED did a fluid aspiration and removed synovial fluid and a blood clot? Why a clot?
Injury or due to ned: With osteoarthritis, you may have where in tear inside the knee and this may cause bleeding. However, the bleeding and clot could be related to the fact you had a needle placed in your knee and it may have caused a cube waiting. Sometimes people bleed in their knee on a chronic basis but usually when this fluid is removed there is no clot. Bloody knee fluid is called a hemarthrosis ...Read more
I was diagnosed with knee hematoma, aspiration was done 4times. Bandaging and comlete rest was advised.1 month have passed, now I have folding problem.
I have a huge ganglion cyst on the top, right side of my right knee. After four or five aspirations. We finally decided on surgery. Well, I have had it aspirated twice since then (surgery was done in april 2012). The last aspiration removed 50cc of fl
Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia. Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows. It has not abated and in fact is worsening.no swelling or erythema.
Check for infection: We worry about infection in a situation like this. An infection in one part of the body can seed bacteria to other parts. If you haven't already, talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your concerns. If he doesn't evaluate you for this, then see an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more
An effusion (fluid -:
In the joint) causes swelling in the joint resulting in pain or discomfort + limitation of the knee motion. If its getting bigger than see your orthopedist to be evaluated.
Generally small amounts get reabsorbed without needing anything else to be done.
Take some pain meds.
Good luck. ...Read more
Not normal.: Fluid on the knee is not normal. Something is wrong, causing the knee to produce fluid. See an orthopedic knee surgeon, to determine the cause. ...Read more
Knee pain: There's no "diet" or special food to increase synovial fluid or regrow your cartilage/meniscus, for that matter. Of course, staying hydrated is always a good thing. Ideally, you should be examined to determine exact cause of knee pain. However, exercise to strengthen your thighs, eg quadriceps & biceps femoris are useful in improving general knee pain by reducing improper patellar movement. ...Read more
Interesting Q: Hi. No, not the slightest bit possible, but you score a perfect 10 for "interesting question"! ...Read more
Which treatments?: Which medications or other treatments have you tried? ...Read more
Rest: Rest, ice and elevate as much as possible. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens if you don't get the fluid drained from your knee after an injury?
It depends: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out. ...Read more
My 3 year old son has fluid in his knees n was wonderin what the procedure is fore it to be drained?
Find the cause: A 3-year-old child with fluid in his knees should be evaluated by a pediatric specialist. The cause of this build up of fluid in his knees needs to be determined. If the doctor thinks there is an infection, sometimes some fluid is drawn out to see if it is infection or something else. ...Read more
There anything, natural/holistic or not that can help to someone regain the proper fluid in their knee?
What to do if I have no pain of any kind, just a lot of fluid around my knees. Should I take a diuretic?
See your doctor : See your doctor for evaluation, especially before taking a prescription medication. ...Read more
I've had knee pain for about 2 years. Went to the dr. About a year ago and was told I had fluid on me knee. What can I do to stop this pain?
My knee seems to swell and it hurts. My husband tells me its fluid on the knee. What can I do to stop it from swelling up on me? How can I stop pain?
See your doctor: Your doctor can examine your knee to determine what is causing the pain and swelling. You may need a xray. Once the cause is determined the doctor can come up with a treatment plan to help reduce the pain and swelling. ...Read more
12 months ago I had a fall & left knee collapsed was told I need reconstruction still waiting but the last week I had more fluid build up should I wor?
Not really : The intra articular damage will continue to produce joint fluid and swelling. If it becomes severe or painful seek medical attention. ...Read more