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How can persistent swelling in the lower legs due to a Baker s cyst be treated?

i have persistant swelling and pain in my lower left leg. ultra scan shows no DVT and dimer blood test shows no clotting. Ultra scan did show a bakers cyst which doctor treated with cortisone shot. and hot compresses . condition is lingering and i am worried that ther is an infection of some type. i do not want to lose my leg. Any suggestions for treatment or type of doctor to see ..this is going on 4weeks .
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
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Hi,

Baker cyst is not a serious condition and can be treated effectively. If the cyst persists, you can go for surgical excision. Consult an orthopedic and he will direct you accordingly. Wishing you good health.

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