Patient : Resently i fell, i landed on my knee and next day other than the pain i noticed i had fluid on my knee. it felt kind of numb. i went and had xrays and no damage was shown. I rested it for 2 weeks and still the fluid remained. I went back to the doctor and he drained my knee,and gave me a cortisone needle which felt better but after a few days the fluid returned and again i had another drain and cortisone needle.He has now refered me to a knee specialist. I cant keep going like this. I need some results. i stupidly fell again and landed on my knee the other day and later that night i noticed my fluid had almost gone. i called my doctor and he said it sounded like i had broken the fluid pocket in my knee and it might go down my calf and ankle,this has happened and i just dont know what to do. my specialist appointment is not till Febuary 2012. my knee feels sore and my ankle and leg is slightly swollen. what do you suggest? is there any fluid tablets i can take to make the fluid go away.
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