Pain Concern

Lump at back of knee

Hi everyone,been panicking again. Got home.from work ad my legs were aching so much, also had bad knee ache on the left to the point i hd trouble bending it so decided to feel the back of my knee i felt a lump right wjere the crease of. The back of my knee so i went to the doctors who reassured me that it was either a lipoma fatty lump or a ganglion cyst. But iv been reading about bakers cysts . Am i too young to have one of those im 29. I am overweight . Im scared it could be something else , maybe cancer . Lumps terrify me. Any information would be really appreciated thank you x

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Please don't worry about cancer. I get lumps at the back of my knees. I have arthritis behind the patella in both knees they are painful and swollen. A simple ultrasound can tell if you have a bakers Cyst.

Take care and don't worry

Jen X

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Thank you jen,. Tryimg so hard not to worry but when im getting achy painful legs alomg with the lump it scares me. I get extreamly anxious and think the worst. But trying to not think bad thought. Thank you for your reply x

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No problem I also get very painful aching legs .

Jen X

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Hi Kylie . If you are over eight that could explain the aches in your legs. I am sure if your GP had any concerns he would have referred you for other tests. Fatty lumps are common, as as ganglions.

Dee

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Hi

Had one of these a couple of years ago.

Turned out to be a bakers cyst.

Not nice but treatable and nothing to worry about.

See your GP soon and you can get it sorted.

Take care.

Crusee

XX

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The most common cause of a bakers cyst is damage to the knee, where fluid passes through the knee joint and collects at the back to form a cyst. Rather than being a true cyst it is just a collection of synovial fluid. It can happen at any age.

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My ex had one of these years ago. Can't remember what they called it but I believe it went down of its own accord.

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