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Lump and ache pain behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

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

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Can you get knee pain with varicose veins yes or no?

Can you get knee pain with varicose veins yes or no?

No: Extremely unlikely. Varicose vein discomfort is usually aching and heaviness along the side of the leg. Knee pain may be arthritis or nerve irritation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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" them. Generally harmless and necessitate being removed when they are bothersome (in essence, ...Read more