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Knee Cyst Cancer
On left knee- inner, fatty part- I have several large bean size moveable, tender lumps. Conditions that could cause this? Cancer? Begnin cysts?
Yes, all of the abov: Asking same question daily would not help you and also wastes physician time. A visit to a doctor's office is the only solution to your concerns, so go see one please! ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Knee MRI shows large multiseptated lobulated synovial cyst at tibiofibular joint. What does this usually mean? Surgery? Could it be cancer?
I have a cyst on the left ovary, I think I have more or it's grown but I get extremely bad groin and leg pain? Cold it be getting worse or cancer?
There are several ways to have this happen:
primary tumor of the bones (ewings sarcoma for example, mostly in young people)
bone metastases to the region
primary tumor (s) of the connective tissue (adult sarcoma)
skin cancer in the region
leukemia with disease in the marrow
and there are others... It is a relatively rare presentation. ...Read more
Not likely, but need: More information. Is the swelling solid or seems filled with fluid? Is it attached to a bone or is it moveable? It may be a cystic extension of the joint cavity of a fat pad. It would take an examination of the swelling to know better and you should see your doctor. It is not likely to be cancer. ...Read more
Cyst full of fluids:
A baker's cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee. The pain can get worse when you fully flex or extend your knee or when you're active.
It is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid. ...Read more
No: Ganglions are cystic structures secondary to the motion of a tendon in the tendon sheath. With constant irritation that could develop from localized inflammation a gelatinous material develops in the form of a cyst -- the ganglion, which can be handled by needle drainage and steroid injection. ...Read more
Most benign: Lesions on the side of the knee that are firm are mostly osseous such as chondromas or osteomas. Occassionally a soft tissue lesion such as MFH or liposa are seen bu most are the benign bone lesions. ...Read more
Yes: There are a number of important structures behind the knee, including major nerves, arteries, and veins, and these are at risk with baker's cyst surgery. The back of the knee is sensitive to the touch normally and after any surgery in this area it can become hypersensitive, but this is usually temporary. Treatment is usually nonoperative. Some cysts come back after surgery. ...Read more
Knee popping: "popping" in the knee often suggests a partial tear in the cartilage (meniscus) in the knee, especially if there is buckling of the knee at times. The pain usually is felt at the side of the joint, depending on which meniscus is injured, but you can sometimes have pain in the back of the knee. Other causes could include arthritis, acl injury, or collateral ligaments, or iliotibial band syndrome. ...Read more
I have a fluid filked cyst on knee. Dr says shed drain it but we both agree it come back. So what can I do for the pain. I'm only 19 w/ a bad knee?
Referral: It may be baker's cyst you are saying or synovial cyst. What we can do in the clinic are all temporary. Try a referral to an orthopedist who deal with these more and can do certain things like marsupialization and you may be one who needs it. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on what they are and if they need to be removed. There are some cysts and lumps that, if causing no real problems, are best left alone. ...Read more
Difficult: A baker's cyst is an out pouching of joint fluid found in the back of the knee. It forms when there is excess joint fluid in the knee usually related to chronic arthritis the knee. Sometimes the cysts are painful but usually they cause a sense of restricted range of motion. I will occasionally drain them with a needle (did one last week) if they are bothersome but they usually come back. ...Read more
Bakers cyst: Usually bakers cyst does not require any intervention unless it hurts. Over time, it can shrink. ...Read more
It depend on the: Location of that cyst, some time you have to go through the knee, some time from outside of then knee. ...Read more
Baker's Cyst: I believe you are referring to a Baker׳s cyst which is normally located behind the knee ...Read more
I have had a baker's cyst on the back of my knee for over 10 years. I have had no pain, should I be concerned otherwise?
No: If not limiting activity or causing pain there is no cause for concern. ...Read more
I have been told that I have a meniscal cyst. But in the past few days, my knee is in excrutiating agony to the point I can't bear weight. Help!
Sweeling near knees but it doesn't pain 3months ago I hav aplied medicine magic touch nd within few hours there was no sweeling but again its dr! Cancer?
Unlikely: Cancer is not the most likely of diagnoses based on this brief description, but recommend having a doctor take a look at it when there is swelling to do additional testing. If this is an arthritis (inflammation of the joint) then the more important question is to identify the underlying cause and additional tests might be necessary. ...Read more
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