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What causes and treats a bakers cyst?

What causes and treats a bakers cyst?

Arthritis/inflammati: Baker cyst is a fluid filled process located behind the knee. In adults it is often the consequences of arthritis or inflammed meniscal. It is diagnosed by physical exam as well as doppler ultrasound. It can rupture and cause leg swelling and can present similarly as an episode of phlebitus or as a blood clot. Referral to ortho if no response to nsaids. ...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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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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What's a baker cyst?

What's a baker cyst?

Cyst behind the knee: A baker's cyst is classically a fluid filled cyst behind the knee. The cyst usually communicates with the knee via a small hole in the capsule or via the base of a tear in a meniscus. The knee makes fluid normally, but osteoarthritis or a mensical tear can cause an increase in fluid production, thus increasing pressure. The pathway of least resistance is out the back of the knee where a cyst forms. ...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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Is 2cm considered a large bakers cyst?

Is 2cm considered a large bakers cyst?

Size can be relative: As your body size or habitus plays a role and a Baker's cyst can also vary in size. It's location behind the knee can affect its prominence as well. There are definitely much larger Baker's cysts out there! ...Read more

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Is 9cm an average size of a bakers cyst?

Is 9cm an average size of a bakers cyst?

Bakers cyst: That's a fairly large cyst. You likely have some pathology in your knee. Check in with an Orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or relief from bakers cyst?

Yes: The cyst behind the knee comes from excess fluid production in the knee. Usually it is related to a meniscal tear irritating the joint. An MRI scan will reveal the intra-articular problem and an arthroscopic surgery of the knee will allow the baker's cyst to shrink away again. ...Read more

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How long dose it take for bakers cyst to go away?

How long dose it take for bakers cyst to go away?

Variable duration: Bakers cyst is an outpatching of the joint capsule of the knee. Any injury within the knee can cause swelling to forces this capsule to expand posteriorly. It will diminish as the inflammatory process or injury resolves. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain from bakers cyst?

What can I do to alleviate pain from bakers cyst?

Consult your Dr: The orthopedic surgeon could help you find the best solution/ treatment. ...Read more

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Need expert help. Can I pop a bakers cyst at home?

Need expert help. Can I pop a bakers cyst at home?

Bakers cyst: I wouldn't recommend. But extremely hard and painful and high recurrence ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips for relief from bakers cyst?

Strengthening: Typically Baker's cyst do not need any treatment. If it is causing pain, anti-inflammatory medication may help. Stretching and strengthening of the muscles surrounding the knee will help. Ultimately, the fluid may need to be drained if causing too much pain. ...Read more

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What would cause a bakers cyst to form out of nowhere?

What would cause a bakers cyst to form out of nowhere?

It depends.: It can be a meniscal tear or arthritis, that is causing the knee to produce fluid, which can collect in the back of the knee, thus, forming a baker's cyst. See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can determine the origin of the cyst. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could somebody pop a bakers cyst at home?

Not intentionally: Sometimes they rupture from activity or trauma and are very painful. A person should not try to do this intentionally. The cyst lies close to major vessels and nerves and would require more force than you could safely impart. In any case, a Baker's cyst is usually caused by a problem in your knee. It will return if the cause isn't addressed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I help get better with bakers cyst?

Bakers cyst.: A bakers cyst is the result of some other structural damage in the knee joint, that produces the fluid that creates the cyst. It's usually a meniscus tear or arthritis. See an orthopedic knee specialist for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a bakers cyst radiate pain to the foot?

Yes: Even though it's behind your knee, baker's cysts can cause pain down to the foot and above the knee at times. However, if the pain persists don't assume it's related to the baker's cyst and get it checked out. ...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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How does one get a baker cyst, and how do you make it go away?

How does one get a baker cyst, and how do you make it go away?

Related to knee inj: A bakers cyst is an accumulation of fluid behind the knee
the cyst itself is typically uncomfortable, but may may
related to some internal derangement in the knee.
If the cyst and discomfort remains, consider an orthopedic
exam and possible MRI to evaluate a possible meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Can a MRI see a baker cyst?

Can a MRI see a baker cyst?

Yes: A bakers cyst can easily been seen on an simple ultrasound. Mri will give much more details regarding other structures and possible pathology of the need as well. If necessary the fluid in a bakers cyst can be aspirated with a needle under ultrasound, but there is a recurrence rate to be expected. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had surgery on a bakers cyst?

Continued arthritis: A baker's cyst is due to knee arthritis, so you may continue having pain even when the cyst has been resected. ...Read more

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I have a baker cyst. Docs tell me not to have it removed because it could damage nerves. I'm in lots of pain. Could I have been misdiagnosed and it's something more serious than that.

I have a baker cyst. Docs tell me not to have it removed because it could damage nerves. I'm in lots of pain. Could I have been misdiagnosed and it's something more serious than that.

Baker's cyst: Baker's cysts are typically not painful, but they may indicate other issues going on with the knee joint. These include arthritis, ligament and meniscal injuries. A simple ultrasound can be used to diagnose the cyst but further workup may be needed. Consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Yes it can be: Bakers' cysts are ubiquitus. As people age they become more common because the knee developes more arthritic change and the menisci lose their water content and tear more easily. A meniscus tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and the increased joint fluid your body produces leaks out (to form the popliteal or bakers'cyst).See your ors. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why didn't the ultrasound detect a bakers cyst? What else could it be?

Why didn't the ultrasound detect a bakers cyst? What else could it be?

Usually dose: It could be any other tumor type tissue, the area have a lot of pathology, solid tumor from the nerve vesseles and tendons. ...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?

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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Do baker cyst in your knee grows?

Do baker cyst in your knee grows?

Yes: They are linked to a meniscal tear the more fluid they have the bigger they getthey can get smaller to. ...Read more

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How to stop a bakers cyst from swelling during exercise?

How to stop a bakers cyst from swelling during exercise?

Any pain?: Take care of intraarticular problem to alleviate swelling. ...Read more

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Its been mentioned to me I might have a bakers cyst. I also have painful non visible lumps in my thighs. Could these be related to the possible bc?

No: Baker's cysts are an extension of the knee joint synovium and occur with excess fluid due to arthritis, injury or other cause. It is not directly related to the lumps in your thighs unless they are part of a systemic disorder that produces arthritis. ...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