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Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
46 years in practice
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What doctor should I see for fluid and pain for fluid under the knees?

Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
46 years in practice
438K people helped
What doctor should I see for fluid and pain for fluid under the knees?

Orthopedic surgeon: Need to see an orthopedic surgeon.

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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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

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
58M people helped
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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Never had these problems before I injured my legs and can feel fluid going under my knees and I also keep coughing up blood and getting nose bleeds?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Never had these problems before I injured my legs and can feel fluid going under my knees and I also keep coughing up blood and getting nose bleeds?

See your PCP: Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor so that any separate problem can be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped
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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?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kevin Frey
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
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I have a 'pimple' on my knee but it's mostly white and looks like there's fluid under it. I shave and thought it was an ingrown hair?

Dr. Kevin Frey
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
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I have a 'pimple' on my knee but it's mostly white and looks like there's fluid under it. I shave and thought it was an ingrown hair?

Cyst: This may represent an Epidermoid cyst. Follow with your PCP or dermatologist and they can remove it if it bothers you! ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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What to do or what's wrong when there's alot of fluid on the knee and a little painful?

Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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What can I do to get this fluid off my knee?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
93M people helped
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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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
530K people helped
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After injuring my knee, will I have to have the fluid around my knee extracted?

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
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Is there something i can do to reduce fluid on the knees?

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
530K people helped

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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