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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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I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when i crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasnt much i can do for it?

I have a cyst behind my knee cap that keeps causing my knee to pop in and out when i crouch down or kneel. Was told there wasnt much i can do for it?

Knee cyst: Discuss with orthopedic surgeon sometimes they can can rpovide medical treatment or drain cysts. . Also an MRI may define the anatomy and type better. f/u with orthopedics http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1250593-treatment http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3675245/ ...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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I had a ganglion cyst behind my knee about the size of a golf ball, removed by surgery due to nerve pain. It is already back. Now what do I do?

I had a ganglion cyst behind my knee about the size of a golf ball, removed by surgery due to nerve pain. It is already back. Now what do I do?

Bakery's cyst: You are describing a bakers cyst which is similar to a ganglion, but not of the wrist. All ganglion have a certain rate of recurrence. If it is bothersome go back to your original surgeon and discuss options. ...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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What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.

What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.

Atherosclerosis : Atherosclerosis is buildup of cholesterol and fatty plaque in the blood vessel. However it is not necessarily related to a patient's weight and can occur even in very thin individuals. This buildup can get calcium deposited in it as well, which makes it stiff, hence the term "hardening of the arteries". The cyst behind your knee sounds like it may be a separate issue, called a "baker's cyst". We get these cysts behind our knees for no apparent reason. They swell and sometimes can rupture. They often however cause no problem. They are usually identified on an ultrasound study. If you had worsening pain, redness, leg pain, or new symptoms then it would need to be immediately evaluated. ...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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