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Cyst on palm of thumb

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Varies: You'd be able to see which works within 15 min of application though

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
No: The swelling is composed of blood vessels and blood with direct connection to the vascular system. Any blood removed would quickly be replaced and in... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
NO: These can't be drained - the fluid will just re-accumulate. There's no problem waiting to get it done as long as the lesion is not open and at risk o... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See a hand surgeon: Most ganglion cysts aren't troublesome. It is concerning that your mass is so painful. It may not be a ganglion cyst at all. You certainly need to s... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You need: To show this to a specialist, hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. It could be tumor.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Get a second opinion from an expert hand surgeon (orthopedics), as the restricted movement can probably be resolved with additional surgery.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
From your description, a ganglion cyst is a distinct possibility. You should see an orthopedic surgeon to diagnose it and discuss the treatment option... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 34 years experience
Looks like you have symptoms which would require a hand or orthopedic surgeons evaluation. I doubt if it will go away on its own