|N's left knee - leg straight - showing the Baker's Cyst|
The doctors at our main hospital asked to see us, so we drove straight there (hubby and other daughter were still at the BBQ as it seemed daft for us all to go). We were seen within 5 minutes by the triage nurse and less than 10 minutes later, we were in seeing the paediatric doctor. After a chat to N and myself, she had a look at it. She suggested it may have been there for some time, but I am positive it had come up that day. N has a habit of wandering around the house in her underwear so her legs are on display a lot and I'm absolutely positive I'd have noticed something the size of a golf ball sticking out the back of her leg!
|Still somewhat visible when knee bent a little|
A few minutes later the first doctor was back with N's discharge forms. I questioned the x-ray but it had been decided as she wasn't in pain, to phone my doctor on Monday and ask them to arrange for an ultrasound scan, which I duly did and we're now waiting for.
Having done some reading on this type of cyst, they can take from months to years to go away and have a relatively high chance of reoccurring. There's some information on Baker's Cysts in pediatric patients here.
I have to say that the cyst doesn't bother N at all, but if I'm honest, it bothers me. It looks very big on her tiny leg and I really want them to do something about it - drain it maybe. I guess we'll have to see what the doctor suggests after the ultrasound is done. I'll keep you posted.