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what type of doctor should i see for a ganglion cyst

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Usually ortho: Most often an orthopedic surgeon will take care of these.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand Surgeon: A hand surgeon is best trained to drain or remove a ganglion cyst of the hand or wrist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ganglion cyst: Usually on the dorsal surface of the wrist. In the "old" days used to smash it with a Bible. There is a high recurrence risk. So I would go to a hand ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve ending trauma?: Sometimes compression/pressure can get the cyst to resolve, but there is a risk of trauma to the nerve endings, particularly if the cyst "pops,&q ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
When?: When you've had enough of the pain. Should always consider getting evaluated to be sure that nothing more sinister is causing the pain.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: You will need to rest your wrist for 2-6 weeks after cyst excision. There is a risk that the cyst will recur.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear: possible inflammation or infection- call your physician.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic: You can see a general orthopaedic surgeon or a hand surgeon for this.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Symptomatic?: If not symptomatic then this requires no treatment. If the ganglion is symptomatic then surgical excision is usually indicated. Aspiration can be atte ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Ganglion: For a permanent cure you may need to have this removed. See your family doctor for a referral.
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