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I have bakers cyst left leg I think it burst leg swelled

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I have bakers cyst left leg I think it burst leg swelled from knee downgot ichy rash secreting clear fluild this burst years sago I don't remeber rash
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

a burst baker's cyst years ago wouldn't be causing swelling and your leg secreting clear fluid now

if yo have a rash now and fluid secreting out of your leg, you could be having cellulitis or dependent edema in your legs.

you need to go to the ER or hospital to get your legs checked

you could have a blood clot or DVT in your leg causing swelling

you might need a course of antibiotics.

you might need lasix to help you get rid of excessive fluid out of your body

you need to avoid salt in your diet.

you should be elevating your legs up above your heart when you sit down to allow gravity to help pull fluid out of your legs.

you need testing of your heart to see if you have weakness of your heart or liver which can be causing fluid back up in your legs.

you really need to see a doctor right away

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the csty broke years leg swelled then and was painfull . ijust don't remember rash then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they xrayed years ago for clot. found bakers cyst
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

a bro***** *****s cyst many years ago may not have caused any rash.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the lump is not there now I know it broke
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

so the fluid coming out of your leg is not from a baker's cyst

it is from pitting edema. or poor circulation in your leg

or from cellulitis.