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On left knee- inner, fatty part- I have several large bean size moveable, tender lumps. Conditions that could cause this? Cancer? Begnin cysts?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Knee MRI shows large multiseptated lobulated synovial cyst at tibiofibular joint. What does this usually mean? Surgery? Could it be cancer?

Knee MRI shows large multiseptated lobulated synovial cyst at tibiofibular joint. What does this usually mean? Surgery? Could it be cancer?

Benign: This is a benign cyst; that does not become cancer. If it is causing symptoms it can be aspirated under ultrasound guidance or removed surgically. However typically it is am incidental finding on MRI and can be observed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

CYST MAY BE GROWING: You should really have a transvaginal ultrasound to check your ovaries. At your age, benign ovarian cysts are common and the possibility of cancer is very small. Once you get it checked out, you will feel relieved and less stressed out about it! ...Read more

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What's a cyst in the knee?

What's a cyst in the knee?

Many reasons: You could have cyst form torn cartilage, you could have a cyst from inflammations of the joints like rheumatoid arthritis, some time you could cyst in children’s.. ...Read more

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Could you get cancer on your knee?

Could you get cancer on your knee?

Yes: 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

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I have a sweeling beside my knee, it doesn't pain at all! Is that cancer? I am really tensed!

I have a sweeling beside my knee, it doesn't pain at all! Is that cancer? I am really tensed!

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

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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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Baker's cyst behind right knee?

Baker's cyst behind right knee?

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

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I found lumps on my knee, is it cancer?

I found lumps on my knee, is it cancer?

Can't tell: Probably not, but any new bump or lump should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a simple knee injury lead to cancer?

Could a simple knee injury lead to cancer?

No: It is hard to see how a simple injury to a joint would lead to cancer. ...Read more

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Can ganglion of the knee leads to knee cancer?

Can ganglion of the knee leads to knee cancer?

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

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I have a bump at d side of my knee, is it cancer?

I have a bump at d side of my knee, is it cancer?

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

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What will reduce or eliminate pain in my knees from bakers cysts?

What will reduce or eliminate pain in my knees from bakers cysts?

Two options: One is to have it drain with or without corticosteroid injection.

The other is to have to surgery.

I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can I get an easy to understand explanation of a knee cyst scope surgery?

Can I get an easy to understand explanation of a knee cyst scope surgery?

Instead: Of large incision, they go in with small apparatus inside knee, they can see and preform surgery through it. Healing time quicker. ...Read more

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Can a popliteal (baker's cyst) be easily removed from the back of the knee?

Can a popliteal (baker's cyst) be easily removed from the back of the knee?

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

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Does a baker's cyst cause burning around the knee? My knee is not very good tonight

Does a baker's cyst cause burning around the knee? My knee is not very good tonight

Not really: A bakers cyst is more of a symptom of something else going on inside your knee like a meniscus tear or arthritis that is what is probably causing your burning more than anything else. Ice, nsaids, elevation rest. ...Read more

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What is wrong with the back of your knee pops and hurts? Was told not a baker's cyst.

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

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What is the success rate for popliteal (baker's cyst) being removed from the back of the knee?

90%: A baker's cyst, also called a popliteal (pop-lit-e-ul) cyst, 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, which can lead to a baker's cyst. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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I have cysts on my knee will they be removed if I asked?

I have cysts on my knee will they be removed if I asked?

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

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Can a baker's cyst form on side of knee?

Can a baker's cyst form on side of knee?

Maybe: A popliteal (bakers) cyst can extend into atypical locations. However, other abnormalities like parameniscal cysts and bursitis can be located along the side of the knee. ...Read more

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How do you treat a baker's cyst on the knee?

How do you treat a baker's cyst on the knee?

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

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Can cyst under a knee disappear without surgical intervention?

Can cyst under a knee disappear without surgical intervention?

Bakers cyst: Usually bakers cyst does not require any intervention unless it hurts. Over time, it can shrink. ...Read more

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I have a small cyst on my tibia.....Is it common to remove that from the knee?

I have a small cyst on my tibia.....Is it common to remove that from the knee?

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

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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!

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!

You need to see orth: You have a meniscal cyst and it is symptomatic and giving you excruciating pain causing you difficulty weight bearing. You may need arthroscopic surgery or intra articular decompression.
So don't waste time and see your orthpedic surgeon asap. ...Read more

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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?

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

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