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How do I know if there is fluid under my knee cap? I can push down on myknee cap but its like a stinging pain when any pressure is on it. What can ido

How do I know if there is fluid under my knee cap? I can push down on myknee cap but its like a stinging pain when any pressure is on it. What can ido

Fluid under knee cap: It may be hard for you to know whether you have fluid under knee cap or not. Your doc, however, can do certain tests in the office that will help him determine that. ...Read more

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My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?

My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago.  He has fluid under his knee cap.  Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly.  Should he be seen at ER?

Maybe: No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever. The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?

The sooner : The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to get this fluid off my knee?

What can I do to get this fluid off my knee?

See answer: Start with rice-rest/ice/compression/elevation, and if the fluid/swelling does not resolve, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation and possible knee aspiration. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage fluid on the knee?

What is the best way to manage fluid on the knee?

See a doctor: It depends what the fluid is really and the only way to diagnose that is by seeing a doctor. For instance if the fluid is blood from a trauma or from being on blood thinners then this is managed differently from if it is an arthritic process. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

Joint efussion: You have a joint efussion. There are many reasons for a joint efussion. First the joint fliud has to be drained and sent out for lab diagnosis. It can be blood, diffrent types of arthritis causing it. When the diagnosois is made , the knee can be treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to reduce fluid on the knees?

RICE: Try rice. If from an acute injury, try rest, ice, compressio, nand elevation. Nsaids are also helpful if you can take them. If the fluid persists, see a doctor. ...Read more