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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

Depends: Bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee. The fluid is usually extruded from the knee after irritation or injury. They're closely linked to meniscus tears and if this is the case then surgery to repair or remove the tear may cause the cyst to resolve. Sometimes draining the cyst and injecting steroid into it can relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Bakers cyst treatment ice or heat?

Bakers cyst: Depends on the patient age. Young kids can usually just observe. Often goes away. Others usually means something wrong in knee causing increased fluid accumulation, often arthritis or meniscal tears. Usual treatment is aimed at treating the source of the excessive fluid in the knee. Often surgery for meniscal tears. Often antiinflammatories, injections and/ or surgery for arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a bakers cyst?

What is the treatment for a bakers cyst?

Depends: A baker cyst is a cyst on the posterior knee area. If symptomatic it can be aspirated and/or surgically removed. ...Read more

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What. Treatment is best for a bakers cyst?

What. Treatment is best for a bakers cyst?

Please see a doctor: If the cyst is very large and causes a lot of pain, your doctor may use the following treatments: your doctor may inject a corticosteroid medication, but it doesn't always prevent recurrence of the cyst. Your doctor may drain the fluid from the knee joint using a needle. Cold compression wrap and crutches may help reduce pain and swelling. Gentle range-of-motion and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Could a "partially ruptured bakers cyst" cause pain down to heel? And what is the treatment for that?

Could a "partially ruptured bakers cyst" cause pain down to heel? And what is the treatment for that?

Yes it could: When you rupture a baker cyst, the fluids go down by gravity into the calf muscle and sometime cause pain in the calf muscles area. ...Read more

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Bakers cyst +ve for past 5 month, blood reports, CBC, Hb, ESR, Alkaline phosphate, Calcium, Phosphorous normal, Xray normal. what's the treatment?

 Bakers cyst +ve for past 5 month, blood reports, CBC, Hb, ESR, Alkaline phosphate, Calcium, Phosphorous normal, Xray normal. what's the treatment?

Arthritis treatment.: The reason it is "Baker's" and not "Information Technologist Cyst" is that bakers were on their knees, caused irritation of the knee joint and the fluid pushed out of the joint like an inflated balloon. Treatment of the underlying inflammation helps (can involve draining the fluid and injecting steroids). ...Read more

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Is 9cm an average size of a bakers cyst?

Bakers cyst: That's a fairly large cyst. You likely have some pathology in your knee. Check in with an Orthopaedist. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain from bakers cyst?

What can I do to alleviate pain from bakers cyst?

Consult your Dr: The orthopedic surgeon could help you find the best solution/ treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause a bakers cyst to form out of nowhere?

It depends.: It can be a meniscal tear or arthritis, that is causing the knee to produce fluid, which can collect in the back of the knee, thus, forming a baker's cyst. See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can determine the origin of the cyst. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Yes it can be: Bakers' cysts are ubiquitus.As people age they become more common because the knee developes more arthritic change and the menisci lose their water content and tear more easily.A meniscus tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and the increased joint fluid your body produces leaks out(to form the popliteal or bakers'cyst).See your ors.Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a bakers cyst radiate pain to the foot?

Yes: Even though it's behind your knee, baker's cysts can cause pain down to the foot and above the knee at times. However, if the pain persists don't assume it's related to the baker's cyst and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it weird to have a bakers cyst behind their knee?

Is it weird to have a bakers cyst behind their knee?

No: It is not an uncommon issue and is usually related to inflammation, arthritis or damage to the knee. Often, no treatment is needed depending on the degree of symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a torn meniscus cause a bakers cyst?

Classic Cause- Yes!: Most baker's cyst are in fact associated with a degenerative meniscal tear, seen often in conjunction with knee joint osteoarthritis. The angered/injured knee joint lining generates more joint fluid than normal, and the fluid finds the pathway of least resistance. Tis pathway can typically course through the base of a meniscal tear or capsule weakness posteriorly resulting in a baker's cyst. ...Read more

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I have pain with my cyst and bakers cyst on my two knees what speacialist deals with these please advise there are hurting me ?

I have pain with my cyst and bakers cyst on my two knees what speacialist deals with these please advise there are hurting me ?

Baker's cyst: Baker's cysts are usually treated by an orthopedic surgeon. In some communitiies there may be general surgeons who have had a lot of experience with this type of cyst. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: If you still have the cyst, it may be increasing. This can be removed with surgery and this is usually curative. ...Read more

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What a baker cyst?

What a baker cyst?

Pocket of fluid: A baker's cyst is a pocket of fluid that can develop behind your knee when your knee is hurt like arthritis or a cartilage tear. You can feel pain or tightness. Treatment depends on what's causing it. Please talk with your doc about what to do next. ...Read more

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What's a baker cyst?

What's a baker cyst?

Cyst behind the knee: A baker's cyst is classically a fluid filled cyst behind the knee. The cyst usually communicates with the knee via a small hole in the capsule or via the base of a tear in a meniscus. The knee makes fluid normally, but osteoarthritis or a mensical tear can cause an increase in fluid production, thus increasing pressure. The pathway of least resistance is out the back of the knee where a cyst forms. ...Read more

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Baker's Cyst (Definition)

Swelling behind the knee that is composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid and is associated with certain joint disorders (as arthritis). The baker cyst is named after the British physician who "discovered" it. Generally harmless, it necessitate being removed when bothersome (in essence, ...Read more