A 45-year-old member asked:
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when must i call my doctor if i have ganglion cyst pain?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
When?: When you've had enough of the pain. Should always consider getting evaluated to be sure that nothing more sinister is causing the pain.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
Dr. Paul Kovatis
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be sure its a gang: A ganglion is a benign outpouching of fluid from a joint. There are many other 'lumps ' that can form over joints so get checked. However regarding the ganglion, if it interfers with your ability to peform activiies, or your ability to wear socks, gloves or hurts, get it checked.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: Depends on the level of pain. If it occurs frequently and is unrelenting and you cannot live with it see your doctor.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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Hand surgeon: Best to seek care with board certified hand surgeon either plastic or orthopedic.
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Unclear: possible inflammation or infection- call your physician.
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