Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Persistent Knee Swelling
Okay. That's helpful because it makes a condition like osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) less likely. Significant osteoarthritis tends to cause more pain and/or swelling after use or at night.
Have you had problems with easy bruising or bleeding? For example, when you go to the dentist, do your gums bleed more than is normal? Or, do you take a medication, such as coumadin, that might "thin" the blood, causing a tendency to bruise or bleed more easily?