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Posted by
Debbie Wurm on October 11, 2002 at 08:35:42:

Hello, I am from Kitchener, Ont. Canada
and I have a question on a bakers cyst. My now 6 year old son has a bakers cyst and the doctor told me after about 6 months it would be self absorbed by into the body.
It has now been 11\2 years and it is the same as it was when I first found it.
He has no pain, it is not getting bigger, and it is not hot and red. The only thing he does get is pain in his lower leg (the same leg as the cyst) that wakes him up crying once every week or two. He most time is ok if I massage the leg for a few min. and give him a hot water bottle. It only happens at night. Should I have him checked out again for this, why is it not doing what the doctor said. Is this now something to worry about. Your advice would be helpful.

Thank You Debbie Wurm



Re: bakers cyst

Posted by Ricky DC on October 11, 2002 at 20:44:31:

In Reply to: bakers cyst posted by Debbie Wurm on October 11, 2002 at 08:35:42:

I have a method to suggest you to mobilize and eliminate the cyst...it usually works well with all sort of skin/bone cysts, and calcifications in general....or where inflammation is present.
it is worth a try.
wrap a cotton/flannel towel soaked in CASTOR oil around the spot where the cyst is. cover it with plastic wrap so not to stain the sheets.
leave it on all night, and remove in the morning.
repeat every night, for a month, then assess if any progress was made.
a heat source for an hour increases the efficacy.
it is virtually side-effect free, the worst I witnessed was a mild burn-like scabbing on a big wrist cyst, that was "vaporized" in 2 night-applications....probably caused (my educated guess) by some toxic content inside the cyst .

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Re: bakers cyst (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 12, 2002 at 07:49:40:

In Reply to: bakers cyst posted by Debbie Wurm on October 11, 2002 at 08:35:42:

Hi, Debbie.

If Doc Ricky's solution does not work, you might consider this;

A Baker's is not a true "cyst". It is a collection of leakage from the normal fluid that is supposed to be contained within the knee joint. Since this fluid is constantly replentished by the synovium within the joint, any tear in the capsule will allow fluid to continue to leak out, The "cyst" is the continually renewed (leaked)fluid within the tissue spaces around that area.

IF the tear persists, so will the "cyst". Saying that it will go away on it's own is wishful thinking which frequently does happen.

However, after this long the tear is likely to be permanent.

I would get a second opinion with a detailed history in hand.

Let us know what happens.

Walt

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