Surgeon took huge vial of blood out today ?

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Hi! Update on the swelling . Went to Surgeon today . He took a huge vial of blood out and said " what happened ". I said I'm just living my life ! Lol ! It was sooooo painful . Anyone ever had that done ? Where the blood come from I wonder ?He said he could do cortisone shot in 3 weeks if I wanted ? Why would I want that ? Anyway I've been iceing all day. It's really really sore from what he did . The nurse talked to me about what I should and should not be doing as far ad exercise , wearing heels etc. hoping I am on my way to getting back to where I was before all this .

Debbie

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    Gosh, I'm sorry to hear you went through this.  How long has it been since your KRS?

     

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      Hi Duckfan

      Thank you .May 19 year anniversary PKR. Just all the sudden swelled up real bad . Finding out you always need to be cautious not to overdo it . Hoping that's all it is .

      Debbie

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    Perhaps your prosthetic has an infection- it's unclear if you've had a TKR but if you have I would suspect an infection.

    You need to ask what the blood test was for x

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      Hi Mary

      Yes had PKR one year ago .

      The Doctor didn't do a blood test the swelling I had was all blood swelling. He was taking out fluid which ended up being blood . In other words my knee was filled with blood.

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    Oh no, sorry to hear that... shot would be a pain relief treatment?
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    Doesn't cortisone slow healing?  I don't know how it would affect it at all, but I'd check up on it if I were you.  Good luck!

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