Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Persistent Knee Swelling
Okay, that's helpful information. Your answers suggest that your knee swelling may be due to osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) or a related condition. Significant osteoarthritis or other types of arthritis in which there is little or no inflammation tend to cause more pain and/or swelling after use or at night. Another possibility is a torn piece of cartilage (called a torn meniscus) or a ligament injury, especially if there is locking of the knee or giving way.
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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?