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What are the similarities between calf strain or baker's cyst?

What are the similarities between calf strain or baker's cyst?

Lower leg issues.: These are 2 different diagnoses that may both result in knee and/or lower leg pain and problems with the way you walk. A baker's cyst (popliteal cyst) is a true cyst located in the space "behind" the knee. If large enough, it may affect the calf muscles but usually a cyst does not involve the muscles. Baker's cysts may change size, so that they seem to involve the calf, but they are at the knee. ...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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Doppler showed a complex cyst in calf. Orthopedist referred me to an oncologist. Is he suspecting a tumor? Only sx is pain in calf while walking.

Doppler showed a complex cyst in calf. Orthopedist referred me to an oncologist. Is he suspecting a tumor? Only sx is pain in calf while walking.

Four Eyes to See.: Referring patients to other specialists is common the medicine and surgery. By doing this, both you and your physician can feel assured the most appropriate treatment plan will be agreed to. ...Read more

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Popped my cyst long time ago now it's black on my calf?

Popped my cyst long time ago now it's black on my calf?

Ans: Well you have probably traumstized the skin by squeezing on the cyst. Stop touching it and see how it goes ...Read more

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I'm 26 and i'm feeling a pain on the right side of lower back, to my vagina that radiates down to my rght calf.Could I have ovary cysts, or sth else?

I'm 26 and i'm feeling a pain on the right side of lower back, to my vagina that radiates down to my rght calf.Could I have ovary cysts, or sth else?

Possible disc: Ovarian pain does not usually radiate down the leg. Need to rule out a vertebral disc problem. Ask your primary care doctor to arrange lumbar spine study and ? Referral to spine orthopedist or neurosurgeon. ...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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What exactly is the possibility of having a calf strain caused by a baker's cyst?

Very unlikely. The -: B cyst can burst causing acute pain in the calf, which resembles a strain, but it does not cause a calf strain. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

Be seen: Generally, ganglion cysts, including a baker cyst, will generally feel better when they evacuate. Be seen as your symptoms are not typical. ...Read more

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My doctor recently diagnosed me with a popliteal cyst. My condition worsened so i went back in and it had spread to my calf, over doubling in size. I had no injury to the leg, what could have caused this? I am 30

My doctor recently diagnosed me with a popliteal cyst.  My condition worsened so i went back in and it had spread to my calf, over doubling in size. I had no injury to the leg, what could have caused this? I am 30

Surgery: Popliteal cyst are synovial defects located behind the knee they can increase in size and become painful and restrict motion. Surgery can remove cyst and with some mild post operative physical therapy get you back to normal. ...Read more