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Getting Fluid Drained From Knee
What is synovial fluid joint pain i had a lot of fluid removed from my knee after having surgery can you have too much fluid removed from your knee?
No: The joint should not have any appreciable fluid in it normally. Fluid can be there from many reasons. Arthritis can cause fluid. Also surgery can cause some bleeding in the knee which can cause the fluid to build up. The fluid makes the joint stiff and makes it hard to get a good quad function. ...Read more
Synovial cyst and fluid collection around left knee in mri. Feels likes it can't bear weight, is hot and back of knee is swollen. Could be ra?
While it could be,: It does not mean it is. There are numerous other things this could be, anywhere from a bakers cyst that's irritated, an acute injury, or an infected joint. Speak to the physician who ordered the MRI and ask about a simple blood test to rule out RA (most likely) and then workout an accurate treatment plan. If that is your only, and first "hot" joint, then don't worry, just have lab checked. ...Read more
Can u get bakers cyst when you have had a total knee replaced 10 years ago? Pain outside of knee near popliteal nerve & across, behind and into calf.
Yes: You can develop something similar to a bakers cyst in the back of a knee replacement A bakers cyst is a posterior displacement of knee capsule and fluid between two tendons in the back of the leg, often associated in the native knee with an intra- articular abnormality such as a meniscal tear; can occur in knee replacement if inflammation occurs, such as in polyethylene wear, let surgeon know. ...Read more
Maybe: I do not know where it is located or how the hematoma occurred. Hematoma is a collection of blood outside the vascular system. As the body resorbs it, the hematoma contents naturally liquefy and sometimes enlarges slightly. The fluid or seroma remaining then usually becomes resorbed and disappears. ...Read more
Orthopedist: Most orthopedists can drain the fluid off. However, many effusions (fluid within knee) return after draining. Your surgeon should also find the cause of the fluid to begin with. Some causes of fluid may include: meniscus tears, acl tears, new cartilage tears, infections, and a variety of inflammatory arthridities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Every few months i get bilateral knee effusion that needs draining and a shot. The fluid noninflamatory. Why would this keep recurring? No injury
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. ...Read more
Diag. As fluid behind ear drum without infection. How can I aid in draining fluid and avoiding an infection? Normally so painful?
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
Synovial fluid cyst removed from my hip 2005. grown back 2x & doctor has aspirated. Symptoms again, should I seek 2nd opinion or keep aspirating ?
Second or third op: Synovial fluid removal from a hip is rare. If there is re- accumulation you need to get a second or third opinion. It may be time to get a hip replacement. If you get an infection it could be quite serious. It could prevent an actual hip replacement. NO more aspiration . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I felt a pop in my knee when cleaning floors. Inner thigh muscle popped out then in. Continuous pain from hip to knee. MRI shows nothing wrong knee. ?
Good!: Depending on which surgery you had, it is expected that you will experience swelling, redness, and pain in the knee. This will resolve with time, and physical therapy. If you feel feverish or sick, you may still have another source of infection to be worked up. See your doctor if you are concerned. See your doctor if you are experiencing excessive problems or have concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have just recently having numbness left thigh down to knee area had veins cartrized both legs had damage from blood leaking out into soft tissue ?
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