Left Knee Swollen for almost a year now

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My left knee has been swollen since January 2016, almost a year now, I just remember it aching one day, which was really bad when I crouched, I thought nothing of it and expected the pain to go away but in the next few days it swelled up heavily. I wore shorts throughout the winter last season if that plays any factor?

The swelling went down a little bit but then returned in August, 2016 and has since gone down (but it has never completely healed), the family doctor ordered an xray, blood tests, and ultrasound and couldn't find anything wrong.

I was sent to specialist who ordered an MRI which won't be done for another 10 months, what is wrong with my knee? I am only 20 years old, and I did not injure anything in it, no pain when walking, however there is sometimes a sharp pain when I straighten my left leg after sitting down.

What can I do? sad

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    Not sure what is going on here but think some physiotherapy might help.

    I don't know where you live but here in Wales, you can refer yourself for physiotherapy so do not need a doctos referral.

    Hope this helps.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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    My initial thought would be torn meniscus. Depending on the degree of pain it can go anywhere from needing just therapy to surgical repair and surgery. I would suggest you stay away from big impact activities like running and contact sports. Ice as often as needed for pain and swelling. Swimming is good in moderation. This injury won't show up on x rays only mri. Can't imagine having to go 10 months with this sort of pain before an mri. If you show any signs of bleeding......(bla k and blue, purple) especially if its backing up toward your groin or abdomen, get to the nearest emergency room as this can be dangerous as it signals excessive bleedin. Personsonally, I would be getting into see an orthopedic surgeon asap

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