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 and feels as though i slept on it wrong, why?

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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," as yours did. This could result in the intense pain you describe. Other approaches that have been used to treat ganglion cysts include aspiration, which has a risk of occurrence, and surgery, which can provide definitive care. Hope you feel better soon.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
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