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What happens if you pop a ganglion cyst

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
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
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
'popping' of finger?: Sounds more like a tigger finger? Best to see a doctor or hand surgeon fir examination.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
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
Family Medicine 38 years experience
The fluid: Drains and it shrinks. Just keep area clean.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Variable: After popping will shrink but may recur months to yrs later. Even some surgically excised may return after months
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Siegel
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
It drains: If the ganglion cyst drains into the skin the cyst will disappear for awhile. It may recur. The fluid may reaccumulate afterward.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Treatment: The cyst is addressed either by making an incision directly over it and removing the cyst, or in some cases the cyst can be addressed arthroscopically... Read More