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Behind the knee pain, ultrasound for Baker's cyst, negative. Now popping with almost every step. Any ideas?

Behind the knee pain, ultrasound for Baker's cyst, negative. Now popping with almost every step. Any ideas?

Popping =loose: Something is loose. You may feel it in the back of the knee but it could be Cartilage or the kneecap. You were needed an evaluation from your physician, x-rays perhaps other imaging to clarify this ...Read more

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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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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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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What can I do to easy the pain in my knee from bakers cyst?

What can I do to easy the pain in my knee from bakers cyst?

NSAIDs;, aspirate: Baker's cysts if painful can be aspirated (carefully)by your ors. Sometimes the fluid is too thick to be aspirated. If u have an underlying knee problem causing the cyst (meniscus tear, etc) then take care of the primary knee problem and often the cyst will dissipate w/ time. Rarely, an open cyst excision will be required for painful, recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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Will taking prednisone cause bakers cyst in knee?

Will taking prednisone cause bakers cyst in knee?

No: I am not aware of any known association of Prednisone causing a baker's cyst. ...Read more

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How long dose it take to heal a ruptured bakers cyst in a knee?

How long dose it take to heal a ruptured bakers cyst in a knee?

2-3 weeks: When baker cyst ruptures hopefully it will not come back. We have to treat the reason behind the cyst which most likely cartilage tears or damage or arthritis. ...Read more

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What is done for bakers cyst? Does this cause swelling and pain in the knee?

What is done for bakers cyst? Does this cause swelling and pain in the knee?

Aspirate/ shot: A bakers cyst is a pocket of fluid that accumulates behind the knee. It tends to
fluctuate in size with activity.
It often is related to some intra-articular pathology.
If there is a large amount of fluid I occasionally drain it or use a cortisone injection
often when I do an arthroscopy for a problem
the cyst will disappear for awhile. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago was diagnosed with bakers cyst can this make my hole body hurt?

What do you suggest if my right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago was diagnosed with bakers cyst can this make my hole body hurt?

Depends: Maker's cyst forms from fluid in the knee joint due to trauma or arthritis. If your whole body hurts it may be from arthritis in other joints or other disease. Your doctor can examine and if necessary do tests to determine this. ...Read more

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My right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago. I was diagnosed with bakers cyst. Is it possible for this to make my whole body hurt?

My right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago. I was diagnosed with bakers cyst. Is it possible for this to make my whole body hurt?

Need more informatio: The swelling of the knee was large enough to push some of the fluid out of the back of the knee. This is what we call a Bakers cyst. It is an extension of the fluid from the knee to the Bakers cyst in the back of the knee. What you need to to know why the knee swelled. You would be wise to ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist to help diagnose the cause of the knee swelling. ...Read more

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Had left medial menisectomy surgery...... Now in pain in middle of knee front and back. Also had bakers cyst. What is causing pain in both area?

Had left medial menisectomy surgery...... Now in pain in middle of knee front and back. Also had bakers cyst. What is causing pain in both area?

Varies: There are several possibilities. Have you had recent surgery? It could represent a recurrent tear in thermos is or recurrence in the cyst. It is also pretty common in patients with those problems to have some degree of chondromalacia/arthritis that may be causing symptoms. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated fully. ...Read more

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What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

Seek help: Popping and locking can be worrisome symptoms. Structures in the back of the knee include your hamstring tendons and PCL, but they’re certainly not limited to this. I’d strongly suggest you get examined by a doctor as leaving a potentially serious injury may cause structural damage in the long run (no pun intended). ...Read more

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I have old ligament in right knee now there's a bakers cyst there can't get help or answers bearly even walk?

I have old ligament in right knee now there's a bakers cyst there can't get help or answers bearly even walk?

Most likely problem: In the joint. A baker's cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee. The pain can get worse when you fully flex or extend your knee or when you're active. Get it checked and ask if your doctor if will order MRI on the knee that ould give him a good about your problem. ...Read more

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Itchy spot inside thigh just above knee have bakers cyst and 2 dvts are these related?

Itchy spot inside thigh just above knee have bakers cyst and 2 dvts are these related?

No: I do not think that they are related at all, but you need to see doctor for the itchy spot to get proper cream for it. ...Read more

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I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and I've been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and I've been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

Second opinion: Bakers cysts can definitely be removed and it is not uncommon to have to do so. The bigger question is are you having enough trouble with it to have it removed. They are also sometimes associated with an internal derangement in the knee and so an MRI can provide more information. If you want it removed and the surgeon is unwilling, consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Bakers cyst ruined my knee. Now this bulging disk. Could these problems be a new thing or maybe getting old?

Bakers cyst ruined my knee. Now this bulging disk. Could these problems be a new thing or maybe getting old?

Other way around.: A baker's cyst is a large synovial pouch that forms in the posterior (back) portion of the knee; this occurs because there is already some damage in the knee itself (osteoarthritis, meniscus or ligament tear, trauma). You may not be old, but your knee is. The cysts themselves can be drained or injected with cortisone & may resolve, but underlying destruction of knee joint is not reversible. ...Read more

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I have a baker's cyst in my left leg and my knee is hurting why is that? And how do I get rid of the bakers cyst?

I have a baker's cyst in my left leg and my knee is hurting why is that? And how do I get rid of the bakers cyst?

Meniscus: Bakers cyst are usually caused by fluid from the knee "leaking" out the back of the knee through a weak spot in the lining of the joint. This weak spot is usually caused by a tear in the meniscus. I would recommend a visit to an orthopedist and possibly an MRI to evaluate that meniscus as with your young age a repair of any tears would be best treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on the side of my knee replacement it's not a bakers cyst we believe its synovial fluid why would this happen?

I have a cyst on the side of my knee replacement it's not a bakers cyst we believe its synovial fluid why would this happen?

Benign: It is most likely either coincidental or due to the inflammatory process during your healing of the replacement. Either way, it is benign and not a sign of a malignancy, poor surgical technique or a precursor to any other medical conditions. ...Read more

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I need help what could be wrong in back of my right knee? I was Ruled out for a bakers cyst or a blood clot. Which is negative?

I need help what could be wrong in back of my right knee? I was Ruled out for a bakers cyst or a blood clot. Which is negative?

Tendonitis: Other causes of pain in the back of the knee can come from overuse syndromes. Hamstring tendonitis can be a cause and probably the most common cause. Tendonitis of the calf, popliteus muscle injury or strain, and posterior cruciate ligament injury are also possible causes. Referred nerve pain from the lower back can also cause posterior knee area. Get a good exam and possible MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Can u get bakers cyst when you have had a total knee replaced 10 years ago? Pain outside of knee near popliteal nerve & across, behind and into calf.

Yes: You can develop something similar to a bakers cyst in the back of a knee replacement A bakers cyst is a posterior displacement of knee capsule and fluid between two tendons in the back of the leg, often associated in the native knee with an intra- articular abnormality such as a meniscal tear; can occur in knee replacement if inflammation occurs, such as in polyethylene wear, let surgeon know. ...Read more

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Painful swelling behind knee. Ultrasound did not detect a bakers cyst or anything else, but its painful and tender, especially in the surrounding area?

Painful swelling behind knee. Ultrasound did not detect a bakers cyst or anything else, but its painful and tender, especially in the surrounding area?

Still could be Baker: If it is painful it needs further evaluation. A bakers cyst should easily be seen by ultrasound but sometime the content of the cyst, tissue, synovium, blood, can obscure its deliniation. If x-rays have been ok you may need an MRI but need to consider vascular structures both vein or artery, the posterior knee, cartilage, tumors, etc these are the things to look for. ...Read more

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For about a month I have had discoloration to both knees and it is now accompanied by tingling in my legs. I have had a bakers cyst that was never dra?

For about a month I have had discoloration to both knees and it is now accompanied by tingling in my legs. I have had a bakers cyst that was never dra?

Be seen: There are many potential causes of what you are describing and you would be well served to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a ruptured bakers cyst in my left knee. My ortho says it will take about 8weeks for the fluid to reabsorb. Will Lasix (furosemide) speed this process up?

I have a ruptured bakers cyst in my left knee. My ortho says it will take about 8weeks for the fluid to reabsorb. Will Lasix (furosemide) speed this process up?

Lasix (furosemide)?: Lasix (furosemide) of Furosemide helps your body excrete fluid from the kidneys (it's a loop diuretic) and works best when you have extra fluid in the legs (peripheral edema), so I'm not sure if it'll help with the baker's cyst fluid since it's more of a localized fluid that will go away with time and compression as well as surgical removal. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more