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I had the 12/15/2015 now I'm told I have fluid on my knee is that normal?

I had the 12/15/2015 now I'm told I have fluid on my knee is that normal?

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

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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?

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

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I have fluid on my knee and I had total knee replacement would have surgery again?

I have fluid on my knee and I had total knee replacement   would have surgery   again?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

It depends: It depends on the underlying cause. Many causes will not improve with ice and aleve (naproxen). Have you seen a rheumatologist or orthopedist? ...Read more

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I have fluid in my knee and hurts a lot could it be broke I can still bend it?

I have fluid in my knee and hurts a lot could it be broke I can still bend it?

Not likely: You have an inflammatory arthritis. Major possibilities include Lyme arthritis, Reiter's syndrome, gout and even a localized RA. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Last week i fell on the ice and the doctor said I have fluid in my knee will the fluid go away by itself ?

Last week i fell on the ice and the doctor said I have fluid in my knee will the fluid go away by itself ?

Likely: You likely have a collection of fluid or blood in the bursal sack overlying the knee. These usually resolve on their own. You can help it by using mild heat and compression bandage. That should speed its resolution. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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I played soccer yesterday and now my knee is swollen and sore. I did not injury it. Could I have fluid in my knee?

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 more

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If I have fluid drained off my knee will I have to miss work

If I have fluid drained off my knee will I have to miss work

No: Usually not, just take it easy for several hours with no aggressive jump, repetitive squat, prolonged pivoting, or heavy activity. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I was deadlifting and dropped a weight it on my knee, swelling is down but I have fluid build up above my knee now. Should I do compression therapy?

I was deadlifting and dropped a weight it on my knee, swelling is down but I have fluid build up above my knee now. Should I do compression therapy?

Avoid reinjury: Compression will not hurt, but the process of healing will still take several weeks. Be gentle and do not reinjure the area that was hurt to avoid prolonging the healing process. ...Read more