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What Can Cause Knee Swelling For Years
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
What can cause severe pain 1yr after total knee replacement surgery?My mother has numbness in foot and knee. Sometimes swelling. Thanks
Varies: There are multiple possibilities, but one general way to look at it is either there is something wrong with the knee replacement surgery outcome, or your mother has another condition causing pain in that area. The most common "other" cause is a condition calked spinal stenosis, which is essentially a pinched nerve in the back that can cause leg pain and numbness. ...Read more
What are possible causes for severe swelling in the foot up to calf after having total hip replacement?
Clot: The number one concern after joint replace my with the condition you describe would be the present of a blood clot. Even though you have likely received medication to prevent blood clots they are not 100 percent effective. Seek care and potentially need an ultrasound to evaluate for a clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate lower/mid back pain about 1 month. I have been limping due to knee injury for 5 months. Is this the cause/ what can be done to alleviate pain?
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap?Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?
Arthritis: A cyst under the patella (kneecap) will often develop as a result of articular cartilage degeneration which can occur with arthritis or other conditions that lead to damage of the cartilage. These can be found in any joint. The cyst is a fluid filled cavity that will often connect with the joint at the area of cartilage damage. If the cyst has occurred after tka it is likely something else. ...Read more
Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Most swollen, painful joints are due to overuse, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, etc. These can usually be treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines like Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Sometimes drainage and injections can also help. If the joint swells rapidly or is red, hot, or extremely tender, see your doctor as this could be something more serious like an infection or gout. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions.These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things.Maybe need checked. ...Read more
Knee swelling : Could be infectious. Better get it checked out if it is persistent ...Read more
Swelling: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If you are having calf pain and redness with the swelling, you should go to the er to rule out a blood clot in the leg. ...Read more
Masturbation: I do not know which gender you are. I will assume male for this answer. If I am wrong ask again. Masturbation is about friction. If you do not use lubrication then the dry friction can lead to damage or abrasions to the penile skin. This irritation can also then get infected and be swollen and red. ...Read more
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