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A 42-year-old male asked:

i'm a 42 years old male, my recent mri indicates a 3mm cystic fluid collection identified adjacent to the right facet joint l4-l5.what should i do?

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Dr. James Lin
Radiology 21 years experience
Is it causing pain?: If the fluid collection is asymptomatic, then i would leave it alone. If the collection is causing symptoms, then i would have it evaluated by a radiologist or pain specialist. Given the size of 3mm, it is likely asymptomatic, or not the cause of any significant pain. If pain worsens, you can get a follow up exam.

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