A 17-year-old female asked:
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i had a ganglion cyst pressed on & popped by my doc a few weeks ago. i have intense sharp pain now and feels as though i slept wrong on it. why?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Unclear: possible inflammation or infection- call your physician.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
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Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Ganglion returning: When the ganglion pops it does not eliminate the root. If it hurt it usually means that the ganglion is regrowing but not visible. The pain is from pressure. See a Hand surgeon.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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See hand surgeon: Pain due to leaking synovial fluid from inside cyst. Need to have cyst remnants excised
Answered on Aug 13, 2014

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Dr. Chan Hwang
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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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No real danger.: Some times ganglions suddenly disappear and sometime they become permanent residents. When the ganglion enlarges, it applies pressure to some soft tis ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Not long: It is a fairly simple procedure and does not usually require much recovery time.

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