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can a ganglion cyst painful when touched

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Two ways: Injection and/or surgical removal. Surgery is more permanent.
Dr. Kent Chou
Dr. Kent Chou answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You have options.: Treatment options include splinting, needle aspiration, and surgical excision. Of these, splinting is the simplest but surgery is the most likely to l ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Wang
Dr. Mark Wang answered
17 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthroscopically: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is a safe, minimally invasive surgical technique to remove dorsal wrist ganglions. Through small portals, the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Ganglion cyst: No, it's done under local anesthesia.
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Dr. Mark Wang
Dr. Mark Wang answered
17 years experience Hand Surgery
Minimal pain: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is a minimally invasive surgical technique and relatively painless, typically performed under general anesthes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Drain: The cyst can be drained by a hand surgeon in the office.
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Two ways: Injection and/or surgical removal. Surgery is more permanent.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ganglion cyst: Sounds like a ganglion cyst: a benign cyst that communicates with the wrist joint. These can be surgically removed but have a rather high rate of recu ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
36 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Ganglions are fluid filled cysts connected to joints. They can vary in size and generally are not painful. However when they are compressed by force ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Best C Hand Surgeon: Hand surgeons are specialists best equiped and experienced in taking care of this problem.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
If small/ painless: No need for sugery if small and painless as by the time they are ready to operate it is even difficult to identify it . But if it is large and symptom ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Ask your doc...: How has the ruptured cyst evolved over the past week? If getting better slowly and surely, give time & patience. Meanwhile, ask your surgeon for s ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible: 4 wks time is enough for healing , best option see your doctor , if pain is due to the pressure , get it aspirated you will be pain free , after ret ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Cyst: Until it bothers you i would let is be. Sometimes these cysts will go away on their own. Without symptoms i would record against intervention.
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