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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Water On The Knee

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Can water on the knee go away on its own?

Can water on the knee go away on its own?

Yes: If your knee has been irritated or injured then after using advil/alleve, resting, icing the 'water' in the knee may self absorb. If there is a persisitent reason for the knee to remain irritated then it will continue to make 'water'. Go see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have water on the knee what do you suggest?

I have water on the knee what do you suggest?

Knee effusion: Small effusion can absorb by itself, anti inflammatories can also be tried. Sometimes effusions can be drained too. Examination would guide which is the best thing to do. Please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of "water on the knee"?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of "water on the knee"?

Sign of inflammation: 'water' or fluid in your knee usually indicate your knee is 'unhappy' about your activity level. This can often be from arthritis or a meniscus tear. These injuries, either chronic or acute, can create inflammation with activity which in turn, causes the knee to swell. An x-ray or MRI would help give you more information as to the specific causes. ...Read more

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So I've had water on the knee for a while. Now it hurts when straightening my leg. What should I do?

So I've had water on the knee for a while. Now it hurts when straightening my leg. What should I do?

Time to see your doc: Packer fan, you need to see the discount double check doc......He/she needs to examine that knee and run tests to evaluate the next step, whether it is physical therapy or referral to ortho. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is water on the knee a sign of cancer?

Is water on the knee a sign of cancer?

Water on the knee: Not likely from cancer. A joint effusion generally comes from injury, synovitis, arthritis, meniscal or ligament tear. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of water on the knee?

How do you get rid of water on the knee?

Treat the cause: First see a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis as to why the fluid is forming. The underlying cause must be treated for the fluid accumulation to resolve. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of water on the knee naturally?

How can I get rid of water on the knee naturally?

Joint effusion: It sounds like you are talking about a an "effusion" or build up of inflammatory cells and fluid around your knee. The treatment of "water" on your knee varies with the cause. If arthritis is the cause, Acetaminophen or a NSAID may help. Sometimes, your doctor can use a needle to drain this fluid. Rarely, the fluid is secondary to an infection and requires antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

Varies: Most surgery swelling resolves by 6 weeks. But if you have arthritis, you can swell off and on forever. Your knee is lubricating itself more from increased friction. ...Read more

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What causes "water on the knee"? How long can it take to go away? Why do doctors not want to drain the knee?

Inflammation: This is called a knee effusion and is the result of joint inflammation or damage. As a rheumatologist I strongly favor joint aspiration as it is often very valuable in establishing the cause. Also, a cortisone injection done at the same time can help quite a bit with improvement of the swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Should I visit a doctor or a physio for probable water-on-the-knee?

Should I visit a doctor or a physio for probable water-on-the-knee?

Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. You should see your doctor first to determine the cause. Pt (physio) may be a good option depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Was wondering if water on the knee could prevent walking. Also how long does it take for swelling on the knee to leave. Got hit in the knee. No pain?

Was wondering if water on the knee could prevent walking. Also how long does it take for swelling on the knee to leave. Got hit in the knee. No pain?

Yes: Soft tissue damage from this blunt trauma. Causes a lot of pressure and pain. Will take a while to reabsorb the fluid. Try elevating and pressure nut will take some time. See doctor if pain persists ...Read more

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My dad has got water on the knee and a cyst and is in intense pain, he has morphine to take and Celebrex, (celecoxib) he's scared to take them but should he take?

My dad has got water on the knee and a cyst and is in intense pain, he has morphine to take and Celebrex, (celecoxib) he's scared to take them but should he take?

Evaluation: Simply having "water on the knee" is not always painful. He may have torn or worn cartilage, an infection, a condition called gout, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Seeing a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon would be the best place to start. Some orthopedic offices have urgent same day or next day appointments. ...Read more

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Could swelling of the knee and water on the knee be related to bone cancer or osteosarcoma?

Could swelling of the knee and water on the knee be related to bone cancer or osteosarcoma?

Possibly: This is a very difficult question to answer in 400 characters. Certainly a tumor is one of the least common causes of swelling around the knee. That being said, if you do have a tumor close to the knee, then it is possible that you can experience what we call a reactive effusion and thus experience fluid swelling or bleeding within the knee. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have water in my knees?

How can I tell if I have water in my knees?

By examination;imagi: You can diagnose water on your knee (effusion)by examination and imaging like xrays, cat scan or mri. ...Read more

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Hi, I currently cant remove a small piece of bandage of my knee, I have tried water and soaked it but its too pain full. What do I do?

Can try a few things: 1-nailpolish remover
2-gasoline on a cloth
3-kerosene on a cloth
4-blowing it with a hairdryer until the glue is warm enough to remove it
5-soak in tub for a while and then try
use common sense. If it stings or is too hot, STOP.
either the tape is stuck or the scab is stuck to the tape.
it needs to come off, get washed and use telfa next time ...Read more