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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

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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My daughter is 6 mos pregnant and has a bakers cyst behind her knee is this dangerous to her or the baby?

My daughter is 6 mos pregnant and has a bakers cyst behind her knee is this dangerous to her or the baby?

Usually they are not: If she is not having any other symptoms with her knee usually can wait aftewr her delivery.Baker's cyst if intraarticular indicate that ther is another culprit within the joint.Usually they are not dangerous to the mother and cewrtanly not to the baby. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I have been told that I have a baker's cyst behind my left knee. My ankle and leg are very swollen. Is this a part of the baker's cyst. Remedy?

I have been told that I have a baker's cyst behind my left knee.  My ankle and leg are very swollen.  Is this a part of the baker's cyst.  Remedy?

Cyst or drainage?: These do sometimes track pretty far down the leg. It could certainly be the cyst itself if it remains on the posterior aspect of the leg. Another possibility is that it has caused some pressure on one of the large veins behind the knee causing swelling at both the leg in the ankle. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to help make a diagnosis and guide treatment. ...Read more

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Behind my left knee hurts constantly. My orthopedic specialist thinks its maybe baker cyst. How do we know?

Behind my left knee hurts constantly. My orthopedic specialist thinks its maybe baker cyst. How do we know?

Ultrasound: A bakers cyst can be seen on an ultrsound or mri. Posterior knee pain most commonly is casued by a bakers cyst, half of these are associated with a torn cartilage (torn meniscus). Posterior knee pain can also be caused by a back problem (sciatica) or vascular problem (aneurysm). ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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" them. Generally harmless and necessitate being removed when they are bothersome (in essence, ...Read more