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Old Today, 12:39 AM
 
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Hi. I went to see my doctor to drain my baker's cyst. I have had it for 3 years and until recently due to some changes in my work lifestyle and training it hadn't bothered me much. it is big and puts pressure on the area. I feel tension from it as the blood really has to work to flow around, in addition i am more prone to greater tension in my calf. So i decided to have it drained by my doctor. She felt it and it felt pretty solid. When she went to drain it she discovered it was empty, she made several attempts but no liquid came out. She was even stumped. She did give me some steroids to help reduce any inflammation and swelling. But i am wondering why the sac would hold such a strong form and hasn't deflated since there is no fluid there?
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Old Today, 02:17 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Have you had an ultrasound & MRI?
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Old Today, 02:20 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I’m a bit stumped about the one I supposedly had too. I had a knee replacement on that knee, and the doctor said something about “digging the cyst out of there”, but I still have tenderness in the area. I’m not sure if it’s still there or not.
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Old Today, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Hi. I went to see my doctor to drain my baker's cyst. I have had it for 3 years and until recently due to some changes in my work lifestyle and training it hadn't bothered me much. it is big and puts pressure on the area. I feel tension from it as the blood really has to work to flow around, in addition i am more prone to greater tension in my calf. So i decided to have it drained by my doctor. She felt it and it felt pretty solid. When she went to drain it she discovered it was empty, she made several attempts but no liquid came out. She was even stumped. She did give me some steroids to help reduce any inflammation and swelling. But i am wondering why the sac would hold such a strong form and hasn't deflated since there is no fluid there?
It may not be a cyst. It could be a tumor. You need to have this worked up ASAP!
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Old Today, 05:07 PM
 
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It may not be a cyst. It could be a tumor. You need to have this worked up ASAP!
See another doctor
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Old Today, 06:20 PM
 
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If not a Baker's cyst, the differential diagnosis includes popliteal artery aneurysm, soft tissue tumors, meniscal cyst, hematoma, thromboemboli, and seroma.
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Old Today, 06:26 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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It may not be a cyst. It could be a tumor. You need to have this worked up ASAP!
This poster is correct & thatís why I asked about ultrasound & MRI. You have had it for 3 years, so hopefully other possibilities have been ruled out but Soft Tissue Sarcoma has been mistakenly diagnosed as a Bakers Cyst & it should be followed up on.
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