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Knee is swollen and purplish. Have pain while bending. Treatment?

I was working yesterday and was knees for abou 30 min then at the end of the day i felt hot behind my knee area, so i checked it see wat was going on and it ws swollen and purpleish it was just like a bump look like a rash but its not because i was fine in da morning and then all ofthe sudde. This happen im concern idk if i should go take a look at it but it hasnt change s been a day already and it hurts when bent
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
The most feared cause of a painful knee as such that is be excluded is a septic arthritis.
An X ray, full blood count and markers of inflammation should be enough to give a diagnosis. In this case, if its not a septic arthritis, other inflammatory causes like auto immune diseases, gout could also cause such a pain.
A history of a neglected trauma also must be considered.
A visit to your family care physician for a proper evaluation and examinations shall be key in ,making an appropriate diagnosis.
thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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