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Old 05-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: Fluid Leaking From Knee

Okay, if there's so much fluid that you've developed weeping sores, this is a problem, especially if the whole knee is visibly swollen.

Yes, it could get infected. If you have diabetes, seek medical attention promptly, as this could become serious. Otherwise, you could try wrapping the knee with a firm ace bandage to reduce the swelling. Elevate your leg when not using it, and reduce salt in your diet. Call your doctor again and let him know the problem is not improving.

Have you had a physical exam recently? How is your cardiovascular health?