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I realized today that there is dark bruising on the back on…

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I realized today...

I realized today that there is dark bruising on the back on my leg in the fold of my knee. it appears that there is a big soft cyst. What could this be

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

Yes, swelling. There is pain when I sit on my heels with my knees folded.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that I know of that could contribute to this

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

This is likely to be Baker cyst (also called Mooren Baker cyst).

This is usually age related changes in the joint.

Physical therapy and deep electrotherapy is the treatment.

Please read about it;

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bakers-cyst/basics/definition/con-20023332

The cyst can aspirated also and steroid can be injected to prevent the recurrence.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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