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Is Baker Cyst Inherited
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Well this ” baker cyst” is still there now going on 1 year. It measured 5.5 x 1.3 x 3.3 cm. Now a year later still hurts & feels bigger?
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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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