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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 to do or what's wrong when there's alot of fluid on the knee and a little painful?

What to do or what's wrong when there's alot of fluid on the knee and a little painful?

Knee Effusion: If you have fluid around or on your knee, you need to be evaluated to see if it is an injury, infection or something else. Go to an ER or Urgent Care for evaluation. ...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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After injuring my knee, will I have to have the fluid around my knee extracted?

After injuring my knee, will I have to have the fluid around my knee extracted?

Not necessarily: 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

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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

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