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A 48-year-old member asked:

can a ganglion cyst cause a burning sensation?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: Ganglion cysts should be benign lesions that are more cosmetic in nature than anything else. Rarely, they can cause some function limitations but i've never heard of one "burning" before. They can be drained, excised or ignored. Chat w/your family doc to make sure you're actually referring to ganglion cyst.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Depending on which side of the wrist the ganglion cyst lives. The ganglion can apply pressure to the small nerves of the hand and this can cause a burning sensation or "causalgia".

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I spend a lot of time on my phone. Sometimes i get a burning sensation. Am i getting a ganglion cyst?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

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