A 58-year-old female asked:
I have a small cyst in the palm of my hand that seems to be starting to make my hand tingle.its very painful if hit, what is it! i'm afraid its starting to get worse.i am an xray tech, and i have xrayed it.there is nothing that can be seen on the xray.
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Specializes in Hand Surgery
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Hand Surgery 40 years experience
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Hand Surgery 35 years experience
A cyst is a fluid : Filled sac and does not show up on xray except for a soft tissue shadow at just the right angle. There are many nerves in the hand and they can get compressed by anything . It is also possibe that these are not related, that 1 you have a cyst and 2 you HAV anther issue such as carpal tunnel or compression in guyons canal ( or the cyst can casue this too) see a hand surgeon.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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