The Small Hole In The Knee That Emits A White-gray Liquid Smells When Pressed?
hello doc, over 5 years on my knee head there is a very small black hole but if pressed will remove a grayish white thing that smells rotten, but the surface of the knee head is flat, and the white thing will come out if I force just press it, I have pressed it for years, because I thought I was cured, but when I tried to press it again, it was still there, what about doc? press = press, if my language is unclear, greetings from Malaysia ❤
Hello, this condition is called a fistula in medical language. Ie is connected abnormally 2 parts of the body. Fistulas can occur in any part of the body, including the skin, as you experience them. The fistula you experience can only connect the skin with the underlying layer, or it can also connect the skin with the knee joint. So there are 3 possible origins of gray white liquid coming out of the fistula when pressed, namely:
1. Derived from body cell fluids
2. Derived from joint fluid
3. It is a pus fluid that is formed due to a bacterial infection.
Generally, fistulas do not form on their own. Usually preceded by swelling, infection, surgical wounds, trauma and others.
Fistulas cannot be left alone. Because it is very risky of infection. Therefore, you should consult with a surgeon. The doctor will explore your medical history and health. Next do a physical examination on the affected leg. If necessary, will carry out investigations such as routine blood and knee pain. If there is an infection, the fistula will be cleaned first and then closed. This procedure is performed in the operating room and under anesthesia or anesthesia. This operation is included in mild to moderate risk surgery. So you don't need to worry and don't delay consulting your surgeon.
For a while, you should not press fistula again. Clean the reachable part of the fistula and the surrounding area. Avoid swimming until the surgeon allows you to swim.
Thus hopefully useful.