A member asked:
i have had a baker's cyst on the back of my knee for over 10 years. i have had no pain, should i be concerned otherwise?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Keegan Duchicela answered
13 years experience Family Medicine
No pain = no prob: If the baker's cyst is not giving you any problems, then there's no need to put a needle in it and drain it. Lots of people of baker cysts and have no issues. Once it gets big or painful or limits mobility, then you can talk with your doc about taking care it. Cheers!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Greg Hicken answered
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Bakers cysts are benign and unless painful may be ignored.
Answered on Nov 12, 2012
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