I had a liver transplant back in October 1 2018, prior to that I had no pain or problems with my legs. Shortly after the transplant I started having random swelling of my left knee (it was huge) this happened about 5 times between October 2018 and October 2019, each time the knee sweeps it is INCREDIBLY painful even just laying bed. There is also been consistent pain and very slight swelling the entire time between attacks. If left alone during the attacks the swelling and pain would die down by itself after about a week. It has been drained 3 times and each time the fluid has been tested and found nothing. Each time it swells it is seemingly random with no injury and with no intense workout or vigorous activity the day or two before. My family doctor thought it was gout but there were no crystals found, another thought it was osteoarthritis but that has been ruled out through X-rays and CT scans, same with autoimmune. October 16th 2019 I had a cortisone injection and haven’t had any attacks, pain or swelling since but it is just starting to wear off so I need to get another one soon.
Any ideas? I have seen multiple doctors and specialists and no one can give me an answer, even my knee specialist has given up! Any help would be greatly appreciated
Causes of knee swelling include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, infection, trauma, and tumors. Causes of generalized swelling (edema) include heart failure, kidney failure, and liver failure (cirrhosis).
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.