A 43-year-old member asked:
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can a gp pop a ganglion cyst?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe: The old slam the book technique is not used much anymore. A hand surgeon can drain it in his/her office.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013
Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Sure: Anybody can. Medieval catholic priests used to do it during mass - by means of hitting the cyst with the holy book (they were believed to be caused by some devilish act and using holy scripture was the most fitting remedy).
Answered on Oct 12, 2016
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Yes of course: But is not advised as it will most probaly reoccur. It should be removed by surgery, with an intact capsule, only then will you get rid off it!
Answered on Sep 9, 2013

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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
It's possible: The cyst may grow and put pressure on a nerve producing a weak grip or numbness.
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Dr. Diane Minich
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The fluid: Drains and it shrinks. Just keep area clean.

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