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Swelling in right knee, knee filled with liquid, no pain. Causes?

HI I am a basketball player and play about everyday. I lift everyday also. A few days ago i noticed my right knee swelled up like some kind of liquid. It doesn t hurt though just feels swollen thats all. I ve had knee problems in the past where it s swelled up like this but the only difference is it doesn t hurt this time. If you could give me any idea of what it could be that would be great.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Hi devin
as you are a basket ball player , swelling in right knee not in left, probably you should first think of un noticed trauma causing Intra articular injuries. Get your self checked ind investigated for IA injuries.
Other causes also to be excluded such as infective , autoimmune and gout and non specific arthritis .

First go for X rays, MRI and routine blood test

this is brief plan for your problem written in few lines

Dr Niraj garg
Answered: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
General & Family Physician Dr. Harish Naik's  Response

Welcome to HCM,

Swelling in knee due to fluid accumulation could be due to many conditions like Trauma, Rheumatoid arthritis,Reactive arthritis ,Psoriatic arthritis , Acute rheumatic fever, gout,Infection, or non specific causes etc..

you can get synovial fluid analysis done for definite diagnosis.

Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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