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What happens if you pop a ganglion cyst

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If it pops when-: -U flex it and locks, & U feel the lump move with the tendon, it is most likely a trigger finger. Injections can help some people, but if it doesn ... Read More
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
'popping' of finger?: Sounds more like a tigger finger? Best to see a doctor or hand surgeon fir examination.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe: The old slam the book technique is not used much anymore. A hand surgeon can drain it in his/her office.
Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Sure: Anybody can. Medieval catholic priests used to do it during mass - by means of hitting the cyst with the holy book (they were believed to be caused by ... Read More
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Yes of course: But is not advised as it will most probaly reoccur. It should be removed by surgery, with an intact capsule, only then will you get rid off it!
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
The fluid: Drains and it shrinks. Just keep area clean.
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Pain, may resolve: You may have some mild pain, and the cyst may simply resolve. For example, ganglionic cysts in the wrist for example, used to be called bible cysts, ... Read More
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Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing: Particularly serious. Many are without symptoms and regress over time. Some are painful but still regress over time. Aspiration of painful ganglion ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
This : This is definitely not a good idea, you could cause further injury. You can see a dermatologist or your primary care provider for treatment. A common ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: You need to get it checked by your doctor to find out what is going on and get appropriate therapy/treatment.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
We don't know: If i had the answer to this, i would be a famous man. There are theories, but no right answer. It is thought that a defect in the joint capsule or l ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Siegel
42 years experience Sports medicine
Excision: This depends how much pain or problems the cyst causes. Some people dislike the appearance of these. Also it depends where the cyst is located, the n ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
It drains: If the ganglion cyst drains into the skin the cyst will disappear for awhile. It may recur. The fluid may reaccumulate afterward.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Short procedure: First comes anesthesia to relax you, put you to sleep and render an element of amnesia. Surgeon will extract cyst and suture small incision with absor ... Read More

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