Baker's Cyst - Can you have one without being able to see it from the outside?
For 2 months, I've had terrible pain behind my knee, especially when I bend it. My doctor has ordered an ultrasound to check for a Baker's Cyst - but no cyst is visible to the naked eye, nor can one be felt. Is it still possible that a cyst exists?
I had a baker's cyst several years ago and was given muscle relaxants and some pain meds. It resolved itself in a month.
Last April I went to a clinic with similar pain and without even examining me, he said it was a Baker's cyst again. He gave me 60 Vicodan pills and sai when they were gone, my cyst would be too.
I suffered for a month and the pain got worse, so I went to an orthopedic doctor and tests showed the bone in that knee had died, and I needed knee surgery to replace the bone with a space age material.
So make sure the diagnosis is correct or you may waste time and suffer a lot more pain needlessly like I did.
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