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Lump and ache pain behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

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Dr. Gholam Mohammadzadeh
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Depends: Least likely cause is the bakers cyst as these are usually asymptomatic. The only way that a varicose vein could be felt as a lump is if it has clotted off in which case it usually would also be very painful. Therefore this could be a thrombosed varicose vein. Possibility of tumor can not be discounted as it is included in the differential.
Answered on Dec 10, 2017
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