A 26-year-old female asked:
Can ganglion cyst get bigger?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Packanswered
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Ganglion cysts can get larger. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Why is my ganglion cyst getting bigger? Should i be concerned?
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Dr. Mark Hutchinsonanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Overuse: As inflammation and fluid build up from overuse ganglion cysts can grow. If it a problem get it checked, drained, or removed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What can you do to make a dorsal ganglion cyst bigger?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Wintanswered
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Trauma or : Repetitive use or just time can make a ganglion expand. They also go down in size too. A ganglion is a fluid filled sac attar he'd to the joint or a tedon sheath so the fluid can go into or out of the ganglion from the joint or tendon sheath.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Should i get a second aspiration of my ganglion cyst?
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Dr. Steven Brownanswered
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
No: Aspiration of ganglion cysts has a low success rate, if the first aspiration was unsuccessful i would not recommend a second attempt. If the ganglion is symptomatic surgery for excision would be the next recommendation. Seek the advice of a hand surgeon.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old member asked:
Should I get the aspiration for my ganglion cyst or try to smash it myself?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matt Malkinanswered
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
See doctor: Usually need surgery to remove sac of cyst to get rid of permanently. Aspiration can reduce size, though it may recur. Same with smashing it, but with the risk of injuring yourself. Whatever you choose to do, think it through first. If you break skin, run risk of infection also, so should be done in sterile setting.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2022
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