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Bakers cyst

Posted by
Ken on July 14, 2001 at 11:08:45:

My Mother-in-law currently has a bakers cyst which prevents her from walking and often provides severe pain. She has another appointment with a new doctor next week (we felt her last doctor was quite uninformed after reading your posts) but in the meantime, a large (3 to 4 inch diameter) blood blister has formed on the rear of her calf about 7 inches below the knee. Is this common and should we seek more immediate medical treatment.



Re: Baker's cyst (Archive)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 2001 at 07:30:54:

In Reply to: Bakers cyst posted by Ken on July 14, 2001 at 11:08:45:

Hi, Ken.

Part of the syndrome. It means that the internal part of her joint has injured itself and that bleeding from that has leaked throuth the rent into the "cyst". Remember, this is not a true cyst--only a swelling from leaked synovial fluid.

Her arthritis is the real problem as you already know from the archives. Bleeding like this is more common that we used to think--with severe arthritis. It is just that an intact capsule hides all the episodes from us. With a "massive bleed" the person would show fluid on the knee which would be bloody when tapped.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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