A 38-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for me to burst a ganglion cyst?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Funganswered
General Surgery 41 years experience
Not recommended: Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. These cysts do not need treatment unless they are painful and persistent. Many of them will resolve with rest. While there are accounts of patients bursting these cysts with a heavy object, there is also the possibility of aggravating the cyst. If necessary, see a hand surgeon.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
I have a ganglion cyst. If it burst would it cause sharp pain?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placikanswered
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
First the relief: Typically it would hurt at first but then you might experience some short term relief.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for a ganglion cyst to disappear on is own?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Wrightanswered
Phlebology 31 years experience
Yes: Ganglion cyst can go away on their own. Usually their is trauma or pressure to help it along it way.
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Last updated Sep 20, 2017
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