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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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Is baker cyst inherited?

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Is baker cyst inherited?

No: In addition to what dr. Ekizian as said, we should be aware that the largest risk factor for osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis is genetic and inherited. Because of this, the baker's cyst in turn has a large genetic or inherited component. ...Read more

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Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

ganglion: Yes...In fact this used to be a treatment many years ago -- smack it with a bible! i wouldn't recommend it though. ...Read more

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Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more

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Overian cyst pain?

Overian cyst pain?

See your doctor: See your doctor to make sure it's only a cyst. If it is, usually rest and Ibuprofen suffice. ...Read more

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Baker's cyst behind right knee ?

Baker's cyst behind right knee
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Cyst full of fluids: 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. It is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid. ...Read more

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Can small ovarian cyst rupture?

Can small ovarian cyst rupture?

Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Are para meniscal cysts and baker's cysts the same?

Are para meniscal cysts and baker's cysts the same?

Cysts: These are different . Bakers cyst is fluid build up in the back of your knee and a parameniscal cyst is usually on the side of the knee and connected to a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Baker's cyst bursts. Can it cause calf strain?

Baker's cyst bursts. Can it cause calf strain?

Bakers cyst: Rupture of a baker's cyst usually causes calf pain and can cause calf swelling as well. It does not make a patient more likely to sustaining a calf strain. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Not really but..: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Unlikely but: If huge or causing pressure over inguinal region, or associated by large hernia, could compress, but if you have femoral nerve involvement, might wonder about a diabetic etiology. See neurologist, do EMG study and get answer. ...Read more

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Cyst ruptured pregnancy occur?

Cyst ruptured pregnancy occur?

Yes: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, an egg is released, which is susceptible to fertilization, thus beginning pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will tkr remove baker's cyst?

Will tkr remove baker's cyst?

NO: Baker's cyst almost always associated with tear medial meniscus. Needs MRI and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can an armpit cyst burst?

Can an armpit cyst burst?

Yes: Most of the arm pit cysts are sebasceous cysts, they get infected an rupture. ...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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Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most comfortable with and has done most often. ...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