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Lump And Ache Pain Behind Knee Bakers Cyst Or Tumor Or Varicose Vein
Depends: Least likely cause is the bakers cyst as these are usually asymptomatic. The only way that a varicose vein could be felt as a lump is if it has clotted off in which case it usually would also be very painful. Therefore this could be a thrombosed varicose vein. Possibility of tumor can not be discounted as it is included in the differential. ...Read more
A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more
I hav varicose vein behind knee, in this place under the skin I can feel pea size lump, not protruding. Vein not painful. Tumor or blood clot?
Experienced hands: If something can be felt but not seen then often a clinician can determine the most likely diagnosis by palpating the area in physical exam. Superficial blood clots or varicosities are easily palpated, but more serious deep venous thrombosis usually are not. Cysts, lymph nodes, and a variety of skin nodules can be found behind the knee too. ...Read more
Bulge behind both knees. Have had tests No clot or baker cyst. Have vericose veins on legs. Painful if I walk a lot. What is this. Drs that treat this?
? Popliteal aneurysm: What test have you had. Ultra sound would be the most definative ...Read more
I have a lump behind my knee and my doctor says its a bakers cyst, but I have pain radiating up my calf and slo down to my foot. Could it be a clot?
Calf pain: Baker cyst & DVT (blood clot) is diagnosed by ultrasound. Baker rarely needs surgery. Treatment is with oral pain meds (motrin, tylenol). Sometimes phy therapy. May help. Pain may radiate to calf (specially if rupture). Ortho if very large or very painful (in order to find cause - ie cartilage damage, infection etc), they may consider drainage & rarely surgery. Good prognosis. ...Read more
I hav varicose vein behind knee, in this place under the skin I can feel pea size lump, not protruding. Vein not painful. Is the lump sth serious?
Maybe: While the veins themselves can be benign clot forming inside them can be problematic. You should be checked to make sure not involving deep veins. ...Read more
Aching behind knees at night. Have a superficial varicose vein. Could that be causing it? Worried it may be PAD, and I'm about to start oral BC.
See Vein Specialist.: It is very unlikely that you would have PAD at 25 years old. The varicose vein may be a source of your problem but because you have a vein does not mean that it is causing problems. See a vein specialist for a venous evaluation before starting OBC pills. ...Read more
I have a varicose vein in my leg, now ive discovered a pea sized lump (not movable) under my skin where the varicose vein is. Tumor?? so scared
Keep an eye on it: I would not worry about it right now. But do check it once weekly and monitor its size. Unless it grows bigger over the next 1-2 months, it is unlikely to be a serious matter. I suspect it is a small clot of blood which should subside in a month or two. If it does not get smaller or if it grows bigger, get it checked by your doctor.. ...Read more
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Why would baker cyst deflate then come back or did if never go away I was working in 2010 heard and felt pop in back of knee that was the beginning of leg and knee pain I was told it would go away now im told I need surgery in 2012 my pain has only incre
For: For some people the symptoms of a baker's (popliteal) cyst can be intermittent. In that situation, the cyst may not have resolved completely. ...Read more
I have knee pain with weight loss and red varicose veins and mucus in the back of my throat with low grade fever..... What is this?
See a physician: It sounds as if you need a complete history, physical and lab work up to help determine the cause of your symptoms. Unintended weight loss should be full evaluated. ...Read more
Doc says I have bakers cyst. But I have no bump. Only behind knee pressure. Worried I could have a clot? He said I don't cus it would swell and hurt.
Baker's Cyst: If you have that, it is not a clot so don't worry about getting one. ...Read more
Painful swelling behind knee. Ultrasound did not detect a bakers cyst or anything else, but its painful and tender, especially in the surrounding area?
Still could be Baker: If it is painful it needs further evaluation. A bakers cyst should easily be seen by ultrasound but sometime the content of the cyst, tissue, synovium, blood, can obscure its deliniation. If x-rays have been ok you may need an MRI but need to consider vascular structures both vein or artery, the posterior knee, cartilage, tumors, etc these are the things to look for. ...Read more
I have a bakers cyst that is very painful, behind the knee that I had a TKR five years ago. How long should I wait for improvement or should I?
See a doctor: See an orthopedic surgeon and have them check you ...Read more
Behind my left knee hurts constantly. My orthopedic specialist thinks its maybe baker cyst. How do we know?
Ultrasound: A bakers cyst can be seen on an ultrsound or mri. Posterior knee pain most commonly is casued by a bakers cyst, half of these are associated with a torn cartilage (torn meniscus). Posterior knee pain can also be caused by a back problem (sciatica) or vascular problem (aneurysm). ...Read more
I had a bakers cyst on my right knee removed 2 years ago. I've noticed a boney bump again. Last year he said it was scar tissue. Think its back again?
Are not boney. Scar tissue certainly can be.
Cannot say for your situation without a specific exam. ...Read more
Can u get bakers cyst when you have had a total knee replaced 10 years ago? Pain outside of knee near popliteal nerve & across, behind and into calf.
Yes: You can develop something similar to a bakers cyst in the back of a knee replacement A bakers cyst is a posterior displacement of knee capsule and fluid between two tendons in the back of the leg, often associated in the native knee with an intra- articular abnormality such as a meniscal tear; can occur in knee replacement if inflammation occurs, such as in polyethylene wear, let surgeon know. ...Read more
Im16 and I'm having really hard time to walk, my mom have varicose vein and I think I'm starting to have them, vein line shows behind my knee. Help plz.
Your having a: Are time to walk is likely not from the beginning if a varicose vein developing. Why are you having a hard time walking can you explain more? ...Read more
I have swelling and varicose veins behind my knee, have recently had pain too. Is the swelling from the veins? It also looks bruised. Is that normal?
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
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