Top 20 Doctor insights on: What to do if you have fluid in your knee

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If you have fluid on the knee will it go away on its own?

If you have fluid on the knee will it go away on its own?

Effusion: Unclear. Fluid on the knee (effusion) can come from a number of causes and some times it will go away without treatment other times it won't. The most common causes of fluid in the knee are an acute traumatic injury, meniscal tears and forms of arthritis or cartilage lesions. Effusions from trauma can resolve on their own provided that they have not caused a meniscal tear or cartilage injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

What does it mean if you have fluid behind the knees?

Joint efussion: You have a joint efussion. There are many reasons for a joint efussion. First the joint fliud has to be drained and sent out for lab diagnosis. It can be blood, diffrent types of arthritis causing it. When the diagnosois is made, the knee can be treated accordingly. ...Read more

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What color is the fluid in your knee supposed to be on a mri? Is it possible to have scar tissue behind the kneecap or medially? Please help and expla

What color is the fluid in your knee supposed to be on a mri? Is it possible to have scar tissue behind the kneecap or medially? Please help and expla

Usually clear fluid.: Most joint fluid is clear unless you had recent trauma (bloody fluid) or infection or gout (yellowish). Scar tissue or synovitis can develop from prior surgery or trauma or degenerative changes from meniscal tear or other causes. ...Read more

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What can I do to get this fluid off my knee?

What can I do to get this fluid off my knee?

See answer: Start with rice-rest/ice/compression/elevation, and if the fluid/swelling does not resolve, than you need to see a dr. For an evaluation and possible knee aspiration. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage fluid on the knee?

What is the best way to manage fluid on the knee?

See a doctor: It depends what the fluid is really and the only way to diagnose that is by seeing a doctor. For instance if the fluid is blood from a trauma or from being on blood thinners then this is managed differently from if it is an arthritic process. ...Read more

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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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After injuring my knee, will I have to have the fluid around my knee extracted?

After injuring my knee, will I have to have the fluid around my knee extracted?

Not necessarily: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if you have a fluid build up in your knee?

Is there an effective way to determine if you have a fluid build up in your knee?

Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. The swelling is most easily seen just above (proximal) and to the outside (lateral) of the knee cap. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What to do or what's wrong when there's alot of fluid on the knee and a little painful?

What to do or what's wrong when there's alot of fluid on the knee and a little painful?

Knee Effusion: If you have fluid around or on your knee, you need to be evaluated to see if it is an injury, infection or something else. Go to an ER or Urgent Care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Wondering if there is fluid in there or something just like a nagging pain I don't know what happened feels like a pulling hurts front of knee & back?

Knee pain: Not enough info to comment, probably sprain, if fever redness swelling see a doc asap otherwise wait for 2 weeks if getting worse or persisting see a doc. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that the fluid on my knee will resolve itself? I have had fluid in there for about 8 months. My knee would give out several times a week and complete bending of the knee causes pain. But in the past 4 weeks or so, my knee rarely is

I: I am so happy that you are doing better. It sounds like you have been doing all of the right things, including going to the gym and performing exercises. If the fluid is resolving then your condition may in fact resolve on its own. You may want to request a physical therapist to aid you in your exercise plan. Congratulations on your perseverance in treating your condition. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to reduce fluid on the knees?

RICE: Try rice. If from an acute injury, try rest, ice, compressio, nand elevation. Nsaids are also helpful if you can take them. If the fluid persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to rid fluid on the knee?

How to rid fluid on the knee?

TAP: A needle is introduced in knee joint and fluid is drawn out. Very simple procedure. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to fluid on knee?

How can I put an end to fluid on 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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Procedure time for draining knee fluid?

Procedure time for draining knee fluid?

About 10-15 minutes: From prepping the knee by sterile technique, using a local anaesthetic and draining the fluid. ...Read more

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