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    What is this ????

    So Iíve been having problems worh knees recently where it gives in as Iím trying to get up and creakes a lot when I move tbh Iíve put it down to lack of movement during lockdown. Yesterday when I was doing my exercises I noticed I had a soft swelling behind my left knee on the outer side Iíd say a size of gold ball checked on other side and itís flat. Obviously it sent me in to spiral and I ended up googling which I know Iím not meant to anyways google is sayings itís probably a baker cyst or can be scaroma which scared the living day lights out of me. I can only feel this when I flex or straighten my leg when I bend it canít feel it. Has anyone has
    This before and it turned out to be nothing sinister. Got an telephone triage with gp today not
    Very keen on the telephone appointments I feel better if itís face to face 🙈.

    Well just spoke to go from the image I sent him he said there a little swelling and itís looks like a cyst or muscular and we need to get an ultra sound just to know what it is. He said from the picture it doesnít look anything sinister. Obviously me Iím really worried and really worried as he said we need an ultra sound to know what exactly is happening and he couldnít rule out cancer he just said from the picture it doesnít look like itís anything serious and itís very very common
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    Re: What is this ????

    So as you ready above this happened last Thursday, and Iíve been in pain since,doctor was quiet vague and more fool me I didnít ask what to do in the mean time and anyway Iíve tried the RICE method for past week no real difference and Iím in pain coming down the stairs or when Iím trying to get up etc. Rang my
    GP and receptionist said they werenít giveing me another appointment about this until the ultrasound is done as the GP said itís unknown although he said to me it looks like pulled muscle or cyst initially he didnít want to even look at the image ,and that if it was to hurt or go bigger then I should go toA&E I asked if could speak to a gp just to advise what I should be doing as the RICE method isnít that effective she declined. I then chased up my ultrasound referral which isnít until 18th December. As a fellow HA sufferers what do you think I should do go A&E I donít want to put a strain on them anymore as I already live in a tier 3 area but my GP is not willing to help until the ultrasound am I over reacting? Itís got me more worried now as he said to me it looks like a cyst or pulled muscle but on my notes his said unknown my health anxiety mind is going in overdrive Iíve managed to book a private scan for the 13th this is a very difficult month for me as it is as itís by dads death anniversary and his birthday and to top it up Iíve got this worrying me now as I donít know what this swelling behind my knee is and by the sounds of it neither does the doctor any helpful suggestions will help and to top it off Iíve not had a period since October so thatís worrying me as well itís like everything has come together

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    Re: What is this ????

    Why me so tired of thinking like this!!! So quick update I had a nasty fall where my knee buckled in and trying to save my self I bruised my ribs in the process any how went to A&E got checked by a lovley doctor and got X-rays done said no damage however the lump behind swelling does clinically look and feel like a bakers cyst. He said I need to have an ultrasound and then I get put on a list for a injection to relief the pain. So had my private ultrasound on Sunday so I say to the sonographor it looks like a bakers cyst according to doctors he said it feels like but when scanned my knee there was nothing there. So he wrote a report out saying there was no abnormalities and I went of happy. But today morning the fears started to creep in did I show him the correct knee etc did he check it correct and bam back to square 1 ! What my brain canít grasp is if something looks and feels like a cyst then why is it normal, there would be something happening right ? On top of it I rang my gp to advise scan done the receptionist confused me even more saying so does it say normal on report Iím like yes it says no abnormality shown so she then says but does it say normal , so that got me even more confused and doubting myself

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