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Bakers' cyst

Posted by
Jami on April 16, 2001 at 22:34:49:

My 12 year old son had 3 of them removed from the back of his left leg 6 years ago. He has another lump in the exact same place again and he has bouts of severe pain, where he has lost his balance and fell to the ground in pain. He plays soccer. The dr. and orthopedic dr. tells us that the cyst are not painful, we were also told that he has found away to get out of school. Can he be in pain with these cyst again? We are really starting to worry and can't seem to get an answer.



Re: Bakers' cyst (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 18, 2001 at 10:46:49:

In Reply to: Bakers' cyst posted by Jami on April 16, 2001 at 22:34:49:

Hi, Jami.

Whether or not a Baker's will be painful depends upon the direction the fluid moves once is escapes through the tear in the capsule. If a nerve is right there it will be painful and if a vein is right there it will cause swelling, etc.

Since behind the knee is one of the places in the body where these large structures tend to be concentrated, it is silly for any physician to just say the a "Baker's is not painful".

Take the time to actually plough through the entire archives about this. You will be glad you did sice THEN you will understand enough to acutally have a chance of preventing more and dealing with the docs presently treating them.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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