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Doctor insights on: What Is Baker Cyst In Knee

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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

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


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What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

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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Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

No: Bakers cyst usually secondary to meniscus tear or arthritis. If you fell (regardless of reason), then you can tear your meniscus. ...Read more

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Behind my left knee hurts constantly. My orthopedic specialist thinks its maybe baker cyst. How do we know?

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

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I have a baker cyst an my whole knee is swollen an I can barely walk. Will shot of cortisone help an should I go to emergency room?

I have a baker cyst an my whole knee is swollen an I can barely walk. Will shot of cortisone help an should I go to emergency room?

Knee pain: Baker's cyst is usually an indication something else is going on inside the knee--usually arthritis, meniscal tear, or synovitis. Fluid buildup should be checked by your primary doc with referral to Orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Osteo arth 3 meniscus repairs, one nerve release an synvisc (hylan g-f 20) inject plus baker cyst on both knees only 46yrs old they say too young for replacment what?

Osteo arth 3 meniscus repairs, one nerve release an synvisc (hylan g-f 20) inject plus baker cyst on both knees only 46yrs old they say too young for replacment what?

MENISCUS tear: Depends on the condition. Some times steroid injection helps prior to arthroscopy repair. Same with bakers cyst, popliteal swelling sometimes causes less pain. Ask your Ortho opinion. ...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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I have pain with my cyst and bakers cyst on my two knees what speacialist deals with these please advise there are hurting me?

I have pain with my cyst and bakers cyst on my two knees what speacialist deals with these please advise there are hurting me?

Baker's cyst: Baker's cysts are usually treated by an orthopedic surgeon. In some communitiies there may be general surgeons who have had a lot of experience with this type of cyst. ...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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What can I do to easy the pain in my knee from bakers cyst?

What can I do to easy the pain in my knee from bakers cyst?

NSAIDs;, aspirate: Baker's cysts if painful can be aspirated (carefully)by your ors. Sometimes the fluid is too thick to be aspirated. If u have an underlying knee problem causing the cyst (meniscus tear, etc) then take care of the primary knee problem and often the cyst will dissipate w/ time. Rarely, an open cyst excision will be required for painful, recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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Will taking prednisone cause bakers cyst in knee?

Will taking prednisone cause bakers cyst in knee?

No: I am not aware of any known association of Prednisone causing a baker's cyst. ...Read more

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How long dose it take to heal a ruptured bakers cyst in a knee?

How long dose it take to heal a ruptured bakers cyst in a knee?

2-3 weeks: When baker cyst ruptures hopefully it will not come back. We have to treat the reason behind the cyst which most likely cartilage tears or damage or arthritis. ...Read more

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What is done for bakers cyst? Does this cause swelling and pain in the knee?

What is done for bakers cyst? Does this cause swelling and pain in the knee?

Aspirate/ shot: A bakers cyst is a pocket of fluid that accumulates behind the knee. It tends to
fluctuate in size with activity.
It often is related to some intra-articular pathology.
If there is a large amount of fluid I occasionally drain it or use a cortisone injection
often when I do an arthroscopy for a problem
the cyst will disappear for awhile. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago was diagnosed with bakers cyst can this make my hole body hurt?

What do you suggest if my right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago was diagnosed with bakers cyst can this make my hole body hurt?

Depends: Maker's cyst forms from fluid in the knee joint due to trauma or arthritis. If your whole body hurts it may be from arthritis in other joints or other disease. Your doctor can examine and if necessary do tests to determine this. ...Read more

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My right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago. I was diagnosed with bakers cyst. Is it possible for this to make my whole body hurt?

My right knee swelled up 4 weeks ago. I was diagnosed with bakers cyst. Is it possible for this to make my whole body hurt?

Need more informatio: The swelling of the knee was large enough to push some of the fluid out of the back of the knee. This is what we call a Bakers cyst. It is an extension of the fluid from the knee to the Bakers cyst in the back of the knee. What you need to to know why the knee swelled. You would be wise to ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist to help diagnose the cause of the knee swelling. ...Read more

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Had left medial menisectomy surgery...... Now in pain in middle of knee front and back. Also had bakers cyst. What is causing pain in both area?

Varies: There are several possibilities. Have you had recent surgery? It could represent a recurrent tear in thermos is or recurrence in the cyst. It is also pretty common in patients with those problems to have some degree of chondromalacia/arthritis that may be causing symptoms. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated fully. ...Read more

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What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

Seek help: Popping and locking can be worrisome symptoms. Structures in the back of the knee include your hamstring tendons and PCL, but they’re certainly not limited to this. I’d strongly suggest you get examined by a doctor as leaving a potentially serious injury may cause structural damage in the long run (no pun intended). ...Read more

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I have a dormant bakers cyst which is now flaring up, causing knee discomfort. Can acupuncture cure it?

I have a dormant bakers cyst which is now flaring up, causing knee discomfort. Can acupuncture cure it?

No: The presence of a Baker's cyst does not automatically mean it is the cause of the knee pain. Thge cyst is usually related to underlying osteoathritis and this is more likely the cause of the pain. Acupuncture will not help. ...Read more

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I have old ligament in right knee now there's a bakers cyst there can't get help or answers bearly even walk?

I have old ligament in right knee now there's a bakers cyst there can't get help or answers bearly even walk?

Most likely problem: In the joint. 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. Get it checked and ask if your doctor if will order MRI on the knee that ould give him a good about your problem. ...Read more

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Itchy spot inside thigh just above knee have bakers cyst and 2 dvts are these related?

Itchy spot inside thigh just above knee have bakers cyst and 2 dvts are these related?

DVT AND BAKER'S CYST: There is no relationship between having a Baker's cyst and developing DVT. Nor is there any relationship between the itchy spot on your thigh and your propensity to develop DVT. The 3 main causes of DVT are increased clotting, injury to a vein and venous stasis. ...Read more

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I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and I've been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and I've been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

Second opinion: Bakers cysts can definitely be removed and it is not uncommon to have to do so. The bigger question is are you having enough trouble with it to have it removed. They are also sometimes associated with an internal derangement in the knee and so an MRI can provide more information. If you want it removed and the surgeon is unwilling, consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Bakers cyst ruined my knee. Now this bulging disk. Could these problems be a new thing or maybe getting old?

Bakers cyst ruined my knee. Now this bulging disk. Could these problems be a new thing or maybe getting old?

Other way around.: A baker's cyst is a large synovial pouch that forms in the posterior (back) portion of the knee; this occurs because there is already some damage in the knee itself (osteoarthritis, meniscus or ligament tear, trauma). You may not be old, but your knee is. The cysts themselves can be drained or injected with cortisone & may resolve, but underlying destruction of knee joint is not reversible. ...Read more

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I have a baker's cyst in my left leg and my knee is hurting why is that? And how do I get rid of the bakers cyst?

Meniscus: Bakers cyst are usually caused by fluid from the knee "leaking" out the back of the knee through a weak spot in the lining of the joint. This weak spot is usually caused by a tear in the meniscus. I would recommend a visit to an orthopedist and possibly an MRI to evaluate that meniscus as with your young age a repair of any tears would be best treatment. ...Read more