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can a ganglion cyst be hard

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Dr. Scott Graham
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: They can be tight from the pressure they are under and feel hard. A specialist can usually tell if it is a cyst knowing the anatomy, shining a light ... Read More
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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Not usually: A ganglion is soft and has some mobility.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Location?: If over a joint and motion of the joint causes it to hurt could be ganglion. Could be foreign body reaction or other inflammatory process as well. If ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it can: Some it feel like a bone but it is a cyst full of thick fluids.
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Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ganglion cyst: It can get very tense and firm from thick fluid buildup inside the cyst.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
31 years experience Hand Surgery
Absolutely: I treat many ganglion cysts in my practice and they truly present with a range of hardness, from soft and jelly like, to rigid and almost bone like. D ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: It is impossible to know for certain without being able to examine your wrist but a ganglion is likely. If there is no pain or loss of motion then it ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If sore or getting bigger see hand surgeon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Foot cyst: Get an appt with either a podiatry surgeon or general orthopedic surgeon
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Probably It Is: From your description it may be a Ganglion Cyst.You can consult your Doctor to confirm it and if it should be excised
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hand lump: Check with pediatric orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis of mass: ganglion cyst, giant cell tumor, tumor of tendon sheath, infection, involuted hair foll ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: These cysts can be very hard. They are typically removed by a hand specialist ortho, general surgery, or plastics. Ask your primary care provider if a ... Read More
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