A member asked:

I have a lump behind my knee and my doctor says its a bakers cyst, but i have pain radiating up my calf and slo down to my foot. could it be a clot?

11 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Calf pain: Baker cyst & DVT (blood clot) is diagnosed by ultrasound. Baker rarely needs surgery. Treatment is with oral pain meds (motrin , tylenol). Sometimes phy therapy. May help. Pain may radiate to calf (specially if rupture). Ortho if very large or very painful (in order to find cause - ie cartilage damage, infection etc), they may consider drainage & rarely surgery. Good prognosis.

Answered 6/27/2018



Dat: a venous duplex ultra sound would be the best test to determine if it is a blood clot

Answered 5/30/2019



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