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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Good question.: The cause of ganglion cysts isn't really known, but they do tend to occur on the distal extremities, so the role of trauma or repeated micro-tramua pr ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Ganglion: No, it is of no consequence unless it causes you pain or difficulty in movement.. Good Luck
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
NO: These are benign cystic masses which can be drained or excised.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
16 years experience in Hand Surgery
Cyst of a joint: Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
yes: Ganglion cysts can vary in size as the cyst fluid shifts between the joint space and the cyst sac. However, the sac can also rupture as well.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience in Hand Surgery
Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
No: Ganglion cyst is usually formed on a tendon. There should not any nerve damage.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Ganglion cysts can get larger. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience in Hand Surgery
Not usually: Ganglion cysts usually present as a painless bump. They can sometimes be painful but do not cause tingling in the hand.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Depends: It depends where the cyst is located. Most cysts are superficial and a small incision is needed. If it is deeper such as a baker cyst of the knee then ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience in Dermatology
Never Heard of it: Dermatofibromas are scar like growths deep in the dermis. Ganglion is a type of nerve. I am not aware of any relation between the two.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Surgery: Anesthesia is needed, short operation to remove cyst, close skin . About an hour or less.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
A splint or wrap : Will not prevent a ganglion but it could prevent motion and there are times that increased wrist motion leads to a ganglion getting larger in size. Wr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Fluid sack off joint: Joints are held together by ligaments and capsular tissue. These structures provide stability for the joint and keep the synovial fluid in place. Som ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
No: Ganglion cysts are synovial cysts arising from a joint, most commonly the wrist, or tendon. Manipulation will have no effect on the ganglion. If sympt ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counte ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Several: A simple ganglion cyst of the wrist can be aspirated (drained) in the office setting under local anesthesia but it can recur. Surgical removal can be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Ganglion: A ganglion may be fixed or sessile but sometimes a small stalk forms and you can move it around. Someimes the form on tendon and move under the skin a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Recurrence: Most likely a recurrent ganglion cyst.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause refe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
No: Nothing you did or do would cause it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Ganglion cyst: Ganglion cysts can be removed quite safely. The main risk is infection and in a healthy individual that is low.
A member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The fist thing you can do is just wrap the wrist lightly and decrease repetitive use to see if this changes anything. You doctor can drain the cyst i ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain, swelling: Having a ganglion cyst rupture is not necessarily a bad thing. It is typically associated with pain and swelling in the area, but sometimes it will t ... Read More

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