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Synovial fluid cyst removed from my hip 2005. grown back 2x & doctor has aspirated. Symptoms again, should I seek 2nd opinion or keep aspirating ?

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 more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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And what will happen if i don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?

And what will happen if i don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?

Arthritis: First of all, it may cause ongoing loss of function and pain it will also lead to the earlier emergence of osteoarthritis with even more potential pain and loss of function. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on the side of my knee replacement it's not a bakers cyst we believe its synovial fluid why would this happen?

I have a cyst on the side of my knee replacement it's not a bakers cyst we believe its synovial fluid why would this happen?

Benign: It is most likely either coincidental or due to the inflammatory process during your healing of the replacement. Either way, it is benign and not a sign of a malignancy, poor surgical technique or a precursor to any other medical conditions. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why would a person need a synovial fluid fungal culture test?

Why would  a person  need a synovial fluid fungal culture test?

Septic arthritis: A fungal culture would be performed on the fluid collected from a joint if the joint was infected and not responding to typical antibiotic therapy. Joint infections caused by fungal infections are not common. ...Read more

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If synovial fluid analysis shows "klebsiella species" is this really bad?

If synovial fluid analysis shows "klebsiella species" is this really bad?

Not good: Iv the specimen was obtained sterile, you have a joint infection. Klebsiella can be drug resistant, but often is not. It is treatable, but you may be on antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have had gout in the past, I had an episode where my left swelled. Doc took synovial fluid. The partial report came back saying no crystals were fou?

I have had gout in the past, I had an episode where my left swelled. Doc took synovial fluid. The partial report came back saying no crystals were fou?

Some times: may to see Uric acid crystals from joint aspirations. You know you have gout , most likely your MD already gave medication to bring u a levels down. If you get very well hydrated you can avert an attack. ...Read more

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What does a surgical puncture of the joint space to remove synovial fluid for analysis mean?

What does a surgical puncture of the joint space to remove synovial fluid for analysis mean?

Taking fluid out of: A joint as a sample, to analyze it. It usually is done in the office with a needle or can be done surgically through a small puncture/ incision to obtain a sample of the fluid. ...Read more

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Bf had meniscus surgery, now has synovial fluid leaking?

Bf had meniscus surgery, now has synovial fluid leaking?

Synovial Fistula: A rare complication of arthroscopic surgery is a synovial fistula, where the synovial fluid of the knee leaks from the incision site. Close monitoring by the surgeon is required to make sure this is not an infection or becoming an infection. ...Read more

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Synovial Fluid (Definition)

The lining of your joints called synovium produces fluid that assists joint lubrication/nourishment. If a joint becomes injured or inflamed then excessive fluid can be produced causing joint swelling which you should check out ...Read more