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I have swelling in the back and side of my knee?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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In brief: Commonly a cyst

This can be from many things but if you have an internal knee problem like a meniscus tear or wear on your cartilage, you joint can make extra fluid and this can escape out the back of the knee joint and create a space filled with joint fluid called a poplital (or baker's) cyst.
Get evaluated by your doctor first and get a diagnosis.

In brief: Commonly a cyst

This can be from many things but if you have an internal knee problem like a meniscus tear or wear on your cartilage, you joint can make extra fluid and this can escape out the back of the knee joint and create a space filled with joint fluid called a poplital (or baker's) cyst.
Get evaluated by your doctor first and get a diagnosis.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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