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could you pop a bakers cyst at home?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I wouldn't : Try that !

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes and treats a bakers cyst?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Arthritis/inflammati: Baker cyst is a fluid filled process located behind the knee. In adults it is often the consequences of arthritis or inflammed meniscal. It is diagnosed by physical exam as well as doppler ultrasound. It can rupture and cause leg swelling and can present similarly as an episode of phlebitus or as a blood clot. Referral to ortho if no response to nsaids.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for a bakers cyst?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: A baker cyst is a cyst on the posterior knee area. If symptomatic it can be aspirated and/or surgically removed.
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A 28-year-old male asked about a 49-year-old female:

I was diagnosed 20 years ago with a bakers cyst. And am now experiencing severe discomfort more often. Should i consult a doctor?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes: If you still have the cyst, it may be increasing. This can be removed with surgery and this is usually curative.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could somebody pop a bakers cyst at home?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Surdyka
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Not intentionally: Sometimes they rupture from activity or trauma and are very painful. A person should not try to do this intentionally. The cyst lies close to major vessels and nerves and would require more force than you could safely impart. In any case, a Baker's cyst is usually caused by a problem in your knee. It will return if the cause isn't addressed.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Need expert help. Can I pop a bakers cyst at home?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Bakers cyst: I wouldn't recommend . But extremely hard and painful and high recurrence

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