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Knee swelling: Swelling of the knee joint. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Knee swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Knee swelling.
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Knee swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Knee swelling may include:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Knee swelling. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Knee swelling as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Knee swelling may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Knee swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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The list of organs typically affected by Knee swelling may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Knee swelling mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Knee swelling. Of the 25 causes of Knee swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Knee swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Knee swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Knee swelling:
Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Knee symptoms (149 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)
Symptoms related to Knee swelling:
Knee stiffness (21 causes), Knee pain (122 causes), Ankle swelling (107 causes), Leg swelling (576 causes), Foot swelling (423 causes), Ansell-Bywaters-Elderking syndrome, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Common variable immunodeficiency, Erythema nodosum, Knee injury, Knee sprain, Nephritic syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter disease, Pica syndrome, Singh-Williams-McAlister syndrome, Infection (1293 causes)
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