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ganglion cyst aspiration recovery

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very simple: Local anesthesia to the skin, get big gage needle and aspirate the ganglion. It is very thick like and hard to aspirate.
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ganglion aspiration: The skin over the cyst is prepped, and a needle is inserted through the skin into the cyst. This can also be done using ultrasound.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
With needle: The skin is prepped and cleaned in sterile fashion. Lidocaine can be used to numb skin. The a large gauge needle is placed through skin into cyst to s ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ganglion cyst: A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid.
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Dr. Scott Grover
26 years experience General Surgery
Joint Fluid: A ganglion cyst is a collection of thick joint lubrication fluid that has gotten outside of the joint. Commonly seen on the wrist and the knee ( call ... Read More
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
19 years experience Podiatry
Ganglion cyst: The fluid inside is made of synovial fluid. The cyst usually grows off a tendon or joint and has a stem that draws fluid from the tendon sheath or jo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Needle: A sterile needle is stuck into the cyst through the skin. The thick, viscous fluid is aspirated , emptying the cyst till it is collapsed.
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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Aspiration: It is the method used to drain (remove fluid) from a ganglion cyst. A needle attached to a syringe is used to puncture the cyst and the fluid is suck ... Read More
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Definition: When your doctor will use a needle to drain or remove the content of your ganglion.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Toni Lin
Dr. Toni Lin answered
Specializes in Hand Surgery
How small?: Depends on the size, location, and surgeon. If it's extremely small, it can be hard to get any fluid out, and may not be worth the pain of another as ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience Internal Medicine
?Gout ?: I wonder if you also have gouthy arthritis. Its worth to have your your acid checked by a simple blood test. If it's gout , Colchicine for several da ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Ganglion cyst: Swelling and bruising after procedures is common. But if it seems to be a lot or getting worse then follow up with your doctor again.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Aspiration of ganglion cysts has a low success rate, if the first aspiration was unsuccessful i would not recommend a second attempt. If the ganglion ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Ganglion cyst: Try aspiration first with injection of kenalog, (triamcinolone) use surgery as a last resort.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I advice surgery: The best option after that to have surgery. Thanks.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Give it time: Only if it is bothering you. Sometimes it may dissipate with time, or it will get larger and you may need to aspirated it then.

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