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I Have Fluid On My Knee
Knee fluid: Fluid in the knee is abnormal and indicates an inflammatory process which could be from prepatella bursitis, inflammation of the joint lining as in arthritis, deposition of crystals like gout or a condition called pseudogout or internal knee derangement like a cartilage injury. The orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist can advise you best on diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
What to do if I have fluid on my knee with no pain. Is there any quick home remedy to get it to dissipate?
No : There is no quick fix other than seeing the doctor. ...Read more
Hi i have fluid on my knee and was sent home from the hospital with no care instructions. Do i treat it like a sprain?
Knee fluid: It is strange that they did not tell you what was causing it and how to treat it. I would call back and tell them they forgot to tell you what to do. Or that you lost their instructions and would like to hobble by and get them again unless they can email you. ...Read more
Depends: Fluid on the knee can represent some inflammation that might be treated with medications and ice, but also could represent infection or prosthesis loosening. If simply treatments like and ice and ibuprofen do not resolve the problem….it is probably best to get rechecked by your surgeon. ...Read more
I have fluid on my knee, a lot of fluid. Mri didn't show anything wrong. Had it drained and checked, no infection or crystals. Fluid returned. Help?
Not everything look: We need to know more about this to answer your question. What is the cell count? How much volume? Is this the only joint? There are sometimes problems with the labs finding crystals. A good rheumatologist can find crystals that a lab does not. Sometimes you need to have an apatite stain. This is not routinely done. Clia does not allow rheumatologists to look for crystals as a waived test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell on my knee cap. And I have fluid on my knee. Dr said it will go away it will be going on 3 mo. What should I do and can a blood clot set up?
Drain fluid: A fluid filled sac (bursa) may persist in swelling and can be drained in the office. ...Read more
I have fluid on my knee, I have been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using an ice pack to treat my knee. What is the time frame for fluid to go away?
The ER doctor said I have fluid on my knee and early degenerative arthritis. Well i also had a positive ANA test and ANA titer 1:320 . What do I do?
Last week i fell on the ice and the doctor said I have fluid in my knee will the fluid go away by itself ?
I want to see a doctor and he sent me for an xray for my knees and the test came back and it said that I have fluid in my knees what does it mean?
Knee effusion: hi, Water on the knee may be the result of trauma, overuse injuries, or an underlying disease or condition and infection, to know the exact cause your doctor may need to obtain a sample of the fluid to test for infection and other causes, how old are you? Did the doctor say you have Arthritis? If you have arthritis that could be the cause. Talk to ur doctor. ...Read more
I started having knee pain and they crack all the time. My dr said I have fluid in my knees caused from being a woman and we have wider hips. Really?
No: Not sure what your doctor said, but what he/she probably meant is that kneecap (patella) pain is very common in young women given the angle that their quadricep muscle makes given relatively wider hips. This angle tends to pull the kneecap out to the side and that can cause pain. Simple knee stretching and exercises should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I played soccer yesterday and now my knee is swollen and sore. I did not injury it. Could I have fluid in my knee?
Yes: If your knee is swollen then there is fluid in it. If the knee feels fine and you can walk and go up/down stairs without any difficulty then it is likely an overuse injury. If you had to stop playing and it swelled large like a grapefruit and are limping around then there is likely a ligament injury and you should be evaluated by an md. Ice, compression, rest are good in the interim. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fluid in my knee , ankles and top left foot , my legs always feel heavy and weak , I'm only 27 and in a lot of most of the time?
No: Usually not, just take it easy for several hours with no aggressive jump, repetitive squat, prolonged pivoting, or heavy activity. ...Read more
I went to the dr a few days ago and he said I have some fluid in my knee. Can that cause pain in my ankle and thigh as well?
Possibly: Referred pain from the knee can cause ankle and thigh pain. The first thing to determine is why you have fluid in the knee. If trauma was involved, it's important to evaluate the entire extremity for injury. If no trauma was involved, you may need to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I feel like I have fluid in my left knee and it hurts when i jump of of it. Anything i can do at home to help or go see a doctor?
Fluid on the knee: If this is a persistent problem you should see an orthopedist. ...Read more