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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
It's unlikely: A ganglion cyst on your back could cause those kinds of symptoms. It may be a pilonidal cyst or something else unrelated causing sciatica. First, get ... Read More
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Dr. Andres Katz
49 years experience Vascular Surgery
Seek specialist: Buttock cysts are rarely ganglion cyst. Most likely it could be a pilonidal cyst or a benign tumor like lipoma or neurofibroma. A general surgeon sho ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Exact cause of ganglions is not clear. Most common around the wrist, they can occur at any joint. These fluid filled cysts can come and go, by varyi ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: A ganglion cyst can spontaneously rupture, be successfully aspirated or even surgically removed and recur. The recurrence rate after surgery should be ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Trauma or : Repetitive use or just time can make a ganglion expand. They also go down in size too. A ganglion is a fluid filled sac attar he'd to the joint or a ... Read More
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: Usually people do not want the cyst to get bigger, but smaller. If due to overuse, then continuing use may allow it to grow. With growth there may als ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Synovial fluid fills: Ganglion cysts. These are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Rarely: About 15% of the time a ganglion cyst can be recurrent. A lot depends on the incidence of infection and other factors (ie, drugs) that can influence p ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Vyhmeister
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on the job: Light office work the next day carpentry for example, may have to wait 2 weeks or so. Your surgeon is the best person to guide you.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Recurrence rate is higher in aspirated cysts than in excised ones.Excised ganglion cyst may recur in 5-15% cases, usually because the cyst was not com ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Nope: You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal. Drainage involves the doctor sticking the gan ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Maybe a torn ligamen: You could have a torn ligmanet or local arthritic are from an injury. You need xrays and a physians examination.

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