A 35-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i have a ganglion cyst on the top side of my wrist. two weeks ago i wentto the doctor?

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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 attempted but the success rate is poor. Steroid injection is not! indicated. If painful see a hand surgeon.
Answered on May 4, 2014

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