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I had a cyst removed on my knee 6 months ago and the cyst has come back is the doctor responsible to fix it again?

Chickamauga, GA |
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I agree with the previous posters. Unfortunately cysts are unpredictable and can regrow. It is unlikely the doctor would be required to remove the cyst again. I would seek a second opinion.

Best of luck.


Not necessarily. It sounds like there is no proof of what caused the cyst to grow back, so I think negligence is going to be hard to prove. However, if you need to have the surgery done, you should regardless of whether it grew back on it own.


Unfortunately most cysts can regrow under certain conditions. If you are concerned the surgery was not done correctly the first time, thus requiring a second surgery, I would encourage you to get a second opinion. Good luck

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