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My 3 y.o.girl has a swollen knee for about a month .now pain

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My 3 y.o.girl has a swollen knee for about a month .now pain no fever.just in a morning very stiff , but by the end of day the swelling go down by 50% may be.she had a flu week before I noticed this.no injury. She never complain about this. But she won't unbend her leg properly.we did blood test, urine test and all fine.what that can be?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

Hello.

It can be infection.

It can be autoimmune disease.

She needs to see an orthopedic specialist to see if there is fluid in the knee.

If so, it can be tapped for analysis.

Otherwise an x ray is useless, she needs an MRI of the knee.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Blood test showEd no infection.she saw the pediatrician. Doesn't look like water in a knee.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

A blood test would not show infection in the knees.

You can't tell for sure if there is fluid, or arthritis, without imaging.

Juvenile arthritis is possible, and she needs at least an ultrasound of the knees, probably an MRI.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK thanks you.will request an mri
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

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