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A 43-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed with 2 baker's cysts, deep behind knee and calf, leg and thigh swollen double size. waiting for a referra to see surgeon. what can i do?

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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Baker cyst : Really they should go down on there own. You body will self absorb the swelling. I would do hot and cold compress, and take ibuprofen. Try to prevent repeatedly bending knees like doing squats as this will aggravate it. You can get it evaluated by a orthopedic surgeon, if he can drain the fluid send it for culture, and fluid analysis.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2015

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