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Should I get a ganglion cyst removed from my forehead

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: A ganglion cyst will form on a tendon, i'm not aware of the forehead being a location for that. For that reason it should be evaluated and possibly r ... Read More
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ganglion cyst: A ganglion cyst only arises from a joint. You don't have a joint on your forehead. If you have a mass there, i recommend you see a plastic surgeon to ... Read More
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: Ganglion cysts do not occurr on ones forehead. This is likely an epidermal inclusion cyst. They can get infected and therefore if it bothers you get i ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
More commonly : A cyst on a forehead at the hairline is a sebaceous cyst.
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Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Likely not ganglion: Cysts of the forehead are usually inclusion cysts, sebaceous cysts, or occasionally can arise from the connective tissue deep to the frontalis muscula ... 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Naveed Naeem
14 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Ganglion cyst: Depending on if the procedure will be done in the office or an operating room. If it's in the OR, discuss with the anesthesiologist. If it is outpatie ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: Location, size, and symptoms, so many factors to consider. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for specific advice.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
All three questions: A traditional treatment for ganglia (honest truth) is to hit it with the family bible. (a very large edition of the bible that was a tradition at one ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Kressel
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic.. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause d ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Neither: They are not harmful generally. If it causing pain an attempt at aspiration can be done. You can cause additional injury with the book technique. If i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Best way to prevent recurrence us to have it surgically removed. See your physician.
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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