Can there be complications if I don’t treat a Baker’s cyst?
Not all Baker’s cysts are treated. You might feel that the pain is mild and leave it alone. The cyst might go away on its own if it isn’t treated. However, there are other complications that can happen if a Baker’s cyst is left untreated, including:
- The pain getting worse.
- The cyst increasing in size.
- The cyst bursting, causing bruising in the lower leg.
If the cyst doesn’t go away, reach out to your healthcare provider. It’s important to get the right diagnosis and make sure it is a Baker’s cyst. This condition could be mistaken for something more serious like a tumor or artery aneurysm, which is a medical emergency.