New swelling behind the knee question

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Hi everyone!

Has anyone had experience of develop

ing a swelling behind the knee? i'm at exactly 9 weeks now and yesterday noticed an ache at the back of my knee at the lateral end of the knee crease, and today there's a swelling about the size of a small plum, which is a bit tender. It diappears into the knee when i sit down and sticks out when standing or walking. Should i get it checked out or is it one of the normal healing process stages? It's quite soft to touch. Be glad of any light to shine on this!

Tess

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    Tess I am 3weeks, when I exercise behind my knee pulls and hurts a lot. I haven't Got a lump, should get it checked out....
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    Nine weeks tomorrow and I have a sudden pain at the back of the knee today!  However, I don't have a swelling like you mention, so perhaps better to get it checked out?  Think I may have overdone the exercising today . . .
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    Hi Tess....sounds like the same as me.....a small Baker's cyst which i still have at 14 weeks. I had it checked at 6 weeks and the surgeon told me not to worry about it and it would probably disappear in time...or not. Since I stopped worrying about it, it has stopped worrying me. Mine is about the size of a cherry tomato, and as you say it disappears into the joint when you flex your knee on sitting. I can also massage mine away and then it pops out again. It really seems to make no difference to my ability to do things.

    Best joint in my body now!

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      I had a Baker's cyst before the operation, and I thought that once the joint was removed they wouldn't come back, as it's the synovial fluid which causes them. What a disappointment!  Hope mine doesn't come back.
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    Think perhaps you need to get it checked out its for peace of mind you don't want any setbacks. Take care
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    My guess, a bakers cyst. Disappears sometimes, or might need to be drained. Look it up.
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