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Offline WhistleTones

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Baker's Cyst Question
« on: October 04, 2004, 12:09:17 PM »
I had never heard of this before describing my pain to a doctor.  She said I had perfectly described a Baker's Cyst.  But neither of us can see or feel it.  I've had whatever this is for at least 7 years and only get the pain doing something where the knees is fully bent.

Everything I've read says that a Baker's cyst is a swollen area behind the knee and usually forms in adults because of arthritis or tear in meniscus.

Dr. didn't recommend surgery or draining because "it will most likely just come back" so the question is....

Since neither of us can actually see or feel it, is it worth persuing to see if it is a cyst?  Or since there's no real good treatment, should I just ignore it -- and try not to bend my knee so far?  I'm wondering if this is a real sign of some other condition that I should worry about (and perhaps treat) or if this is something I can just live with.