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Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. if surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?

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Dr. Scott Welker answered

Specializes in General Surgery

You should feel fine in 4-6 weeks, and no, the cyst will never come back.

Answered Aug 31, 2013

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Dr. M Felix Freshwater answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Are you sure its a cyst and not soili? If its a cysts then its usually caused by a bone spur that needs to be removed to prevent recurrence. Any time you have boe surgery there is more pain than soft tissue surgery.

Answered Mar 18, 2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

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Any of the ganglion remains it could grow back.

Answered Sep 1, 2013

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