The Knee Is Swollen With Swelling And A Small Hole Appears That Secretes Fluid Under The Calf?
Hello, please ask .. my mother has swollen red knees .. and the lower calf appears a small hole as big as a needle that oozes out fluid..check in the lab There is no problem with uric acid, cholesterol or blood sugar … my mother has severe varicose veins … is my mother’s knee pain related to varicose veins … I have to consult a specialist for this kind of disease … for information my mother has been hospitalized in the hospital for the same disease..but there is no definite explanation from the attending doctor about my mother’s disease..please help with information..thank you.
There are complaints of pain in the knee and accompanied by swelling, possibly due to inflammation of the knee joint. This inflammatory condition of the joints can be caused by an infection of the joints or sterile inflammation of the joints.
The cause of the fluid that comes out of the hole in the calf also needs to be ascertained, whether it is related to the inflammation or infection of the knee joint or the complaint in the calf is caused by another condition. If the location of this hole is far from the knee, it is possible that the complaint in the calf can be caused by other conditions.
As for varicose veins, it may not be related to inflammation in the knee.
Some of the conditions below can cause pain and swelling in the knee, such as:
1. osteoarthritis or joint stiffness
To ascertain the possible cause of this complaint, you can consult an orthopedic surgeon or an internist in a rheumathology specialist. The doctor will conduct a direct examination of the patient's condition and plan the necessary investigations, such as x-rays or CT scans if necessary.
Management will be given according to the results obtained.
What patients need to pay attention to is avoiding lifting weights or excessive jinning loads, idealizing body weight, and avoiding excessive activity until the doctor provides further instructions.
That is the information we can convey.