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A 35-year-old female asked:

Cyst like on top my left foot and diagnosed of protruding bone called ganglion exostosis. foot doctor said i need a surgery. is this true?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
We all need somthing: Sounds like you have an exostosis, which is nothing more than an outgrowth of bone, and a ganglion cyst. If the condition is causing pain, numbness or a problem with the functioning of your foot, then surgery is probably called for. If, however, you have a lump and no symptoms associated with it, then, you have the opportunity of holding off on the surgery for what I call a "wait see".

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