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Suggest treatment for a ganglion cyst on back of thigh

Hi I have what I was told is a ganglion cyst on the back of my thigh, just above my knee. I noticed it about 6 months ago a few months after I pulled a muscle. Then, a few months ago I ve noticed the whole muscle has started to feel lumpy all the way up the back of my thigh. There is no pain unless sometimes when I walk a lot on it. Are these related? Is it something I need to see a doctor about?
Tue, 13 Jan 2015
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aspiration of the jelly from inside and injecting low dose steroids recommended;

in resistant cases surgical removal is necessary.
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