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Can a ganglion cyst burst

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Not recommended: Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. These cysts do not need treatme... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Anything is possible: But unlikely. Ganglions are filled with mucin, which is similar to synovial fluid found in joints. When they "pop" the fluid goes into the surroundin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
First the relief: Typically it would hurt at first but then you might experience some short term relief.
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Doubtful: In the old days, it was called the "bible" treatment to rupture a ganglion cyst on a person's wrist. As the bible was usually the biggest book in peo... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
It can: I have had patients complain of pain for a couple of days after a spotaneous rupture of a ganglion. If it persists i would have your doc evaluate.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: If it is in fact a ganglion cyst, which arises from a joint, most often the wrist, it may rupture or be drained, but they usually eventually return. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Fateh Entabi
General Surgery 15 years experience
Depends on the pain: Ganglion cyst is frequently associated with other problems in the joint that are causing the pain. However, give it a minimum of 6 weeks before thinki... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 53 years experience
See doctor timely...: Are you sure it is ganglion cyst bursting? Is this a new or recurrent event? If new, go to see doctor as soon as possible; if recurrent, watch and fol... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Follow up: Ganglion cysts of the wrist can occasional cause problems such as bursting, pain, and swelling. When they cause neurologic problems such as weakness ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Wrangling Wrist Pain: Anatomically, wrist pain due to a ganglion cyst is thought to be related to a distension of the lining of the joint or the surface of the bone itself ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 38 years experience
Ganglion cysts: even when surgically removed can reoccur. Treatment involves analgesics and possibly another operation. Its a tough call. Read about ganglion cysts (t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Inflamed tendon: Tendons run in sheaths, similar to the cables on a bicycle. Sometimes a minor trauma can cause the sheath to become inflamed and a small cyst can pop ... Read More
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