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Doctor insights on: Ankle Cyst Removal

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Docs, usually how long is recovery after a ganglion cyst removal on ankle?

Docs, usually how long is recovery after a ganglion cyst removal on ankle?

Not long: It is a fairly simple procedure and does not usually require much recovery time. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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If I have a cyst on my ankle/back of foot, is surgery a must for removal? It is very hard and my foot falls asleep often for no reason. Thank you.

If I have a cyst on my ankle/back of foot, is surgery a must for removal? It is very hard and my foot falls asleep often for no reason. Thank you.

There are: Different types of cysts. Having said that as long as the lesion is benign then you don't have to do surgery.
Your foot falling asleep is a concern and I am not sure the two are related. I would follow up with doc to find out why the foot falls asleep often that's not a good thing. ...Read more

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I was told that burning of the osteod osteoma with the lazer beam is better than surgical removal. The cyst would be burned &kept inside bones of ankle

I was told that burning of the osteod osteoma with the lazer beam is better than surgical removal. The cyst would be burned &kept inside bones of ankle

Cyst: Regardless of the technique your surgeon uses to get to the cyst it still has to be debrided and content irrigated and aspirated with samples sent to pathology. ...Read more

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Pain in right groin, right leg, lower back and butt, also pain when orgasm. Normal pap and Ca125. Left ovary removal due to 10cm cyst 8 years ago. Cyst?

Pain in right groin, right leg, lower back and butt, also pain when orgasm. Normal pap and Ca125. Left ovary removal due to 10cm cyst 8 years ago. Cyst?

Well: You have a significant history for one so young. You need to see your doctor for an exam. Most likely a back issue but with your history there are many things that have to be ruled out ...Read more

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Month Post foot surgery. Navicular avulsion fracture removal and cyst curettage. What could cause severe pain in that foot when breathing?

Month Post foot surgery. Navicular avulsion fracture removal and cyst curettage. What could cause severe pain in that foot when breathing?

R/O DVT: DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral foot pain and swelling.. A Doppler US of the lower extremity will define the anatomy. Other conditions to evaluate are LYMPHEDEMA/RSD (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY). /AVN (AVASCULAR necrosis)Also a full clotting W/U. You need a prompt exam and through W/U. ...Read more

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Should you do anything about an ankle ganglion cyst?

Should you do anything about an ankle ganglion cyst?

Maybe: If it is not bothering you or causing pressure on any vital structures you can watch it. ...Read more

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How many times should I get aspiration done on my ankle ganglion cyst so that it won't reoccur?

How many times should I get aspiration done on my ankle ganglion cyst so that it won't reoccur?

No limit but....: There is no set number of times that a ganglion can be aspirated. Sometimes they go away with one and sometimes they persist. A persistent ganglion could be an indicator of a rate tumor. It is a good idea to have the fluid expressed from the ganglion examined by a pathologist to see if all the cells in the fluid are clean and healthy. I find it helps to inject a little corticosteroid into the gang. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago I got a cyst in my ankle and had to get surgery which required metal plates, I rencently got another on my wrist. What's causing the cysts?

2 yrs ago I got a cyst in my ankle and had to get surgery which required metal plates, I rencently got another on my wrist. What's causing the cysts?

Cause is not known: Causes of unicameral bone cysts are unknown. One theory is that the cysts result from a disorder in the growth plate at the ends of bones. Another theory is that the cysts result from problems with blood circulation in the bone due to some abnormal blood vessels. Whether trauma influences the formation of these bone cysts is not known. A orthopedic (bone) surgeon can take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I applied essential oil to a ganglion cyst on my ankle and it dissolved but the surrounding area has significant swelling that is increasing over time?

I applied essential oil to a ganglion cyst on my ankle and it dissolved but the surrounding area has significant swelling that is increasing over time?

Hard to say.: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
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Does an active ankle cyst inside the bone means that the person has bone cancer?

Does an active ankle cyst inside the bone means that the person has bone cancer?

Probably not: Not likely, a bone cyst is rarely malignant but like any finding, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have 4 cysts in my ankle that get very sore now and again. Any help with pain relief would be great?

You did not: State if the cysts were in the soft tissue or the bone. But if they hurt why not get the condition repaired? ...Read more

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What to do for ganglion cyst on right wrist and right ankle?

What to do for ganglion cyst on right wrist and right ankle?

Depends: How symptomatic are you? You can try the old bible technique and swat them. You could have them aspirated. Both of the techniques have a slightly greater chance or recurrence. Or there is surgery to remove the cyst. Oftentimes you could do itch at the same sitting. ...Read more

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Is a 11mm synovial cyst between the navicular and cuboid in ankle significant? I sprained my ankle over a year ago

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Is a 11mm synovial cyst between the navicular and cuboid in ankle significant? I sprained my ankle over a year ago

Symovial cyst foot: May not be unless symptomatic. Seems like a radiological finding - Clinical corelation is required. ...Read more

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I have been told that I have a baker's cyst behind my left knee. My ankle and leg are very swollen. Is this a part of the baker's cyst. Remedy?

I have been told that I have a baker's cyst behind my left knee. My ankle and leg are very swollen. Is this a part of the baker's cyst. Remedy?

Cyst or drainage?: These do sometimes track pretty far down the leg. It could certainly be the cyst itself if it remains on the posterior aspect of the leg. Another possibility is that it has caused some pressure on one of the large veins behind the knee causing swelling at both the leg in the ankle. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to help make a diagnosis and guide treatment. ...Read more

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My foot/ankle keeps popping after injury 6 months ago with every movement. Dr said could be a post traumatic cyst? Could this cause those symptoms

My foot/ankle keeps popping after injury 6 months ago with every movement. Dr said could be a post traumatic cyst? Could this cause those symptoms

Cyst of what?: Did you have an MRI? If not, I would recommend one. What was the injury? You need to specify to us where is the exact location the pop stems from..... ...Read more

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Is it weird to go to the doctor for two problems? I have a possible wrist cyst that hurts a lot but I also have muscle problems or spurrs in my ankle

Is it weird to go to the doctor for two problems? I have a possible wrist cyst that hurts a lot but I also have muscle problems or spurrs in my ankle

Not at all: Lacey,

Family Medicine or Internal Medicine doctors are used to handling multiple issues at once. Their job is to care for a spectrum of problems. While a specialist may just handle one problem at a time, feel free to mention your multiple issues to your primary care doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my shin near ankle and pain from my knee to my foot on the front side of my leg. Please help me figure this out.

I have a cyst on my shin near ankle and pain from my knee to my foot on the front side of my leg. Please help me figure this out.

The two may not be: Related. The cyst should be examined by a doctor anyway. The pain from the knee to the foot could be many things from shin splints to a stress fracture to a tendonitis to a neuritis. See an orthopedist for clinical exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

There are different: Types of (blood clots).... Anything that can be seen on the surface of the skin like black and blue etc is not a true blood clot. Blood clots that concern us medically are deep vein thrombosis.
You should be fine with removing the ganglion. Keep in mind his is elective surgery so if you needed to wait for the "clot" you speak of to go away first, that can be done. ...Read more

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I have swollen knee and baker's cyst. Did MRI and everything is ok. Had it drained, took anti inflammatory mednothing helps. Now my ankle is swollen!

I have swollen knee and baker's cyst. Did MRI and everything is ok. Had it drained, took anti inflammatory mednothing helps. Now my ankle is swollen!

Improve function: It sounds like lymphatic and/or venous drainage may be impaired to that leg. I would seek the advice of two specialties; namely a highly recommended orthopedist to possibly repeat the MRI, not just of the knee, but possibly the lumbar spine, and another highly recommended chiropractor or osteopath that does manipulation, to assist with improving circulation to the affected limb. ...Read more

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Hav baker's cyst in left leg fr dat had Injection in knee last month, now have intense stretching pain in leg and sumtme upto hip n ankle is swollen?

Hav baker's cyst in left leg fr dat had Injection in knee last month, now have intense stretching pain in leg and sumtme upto hip n ankle is swollen?

Athritis? Blood clot: A Baker's cyst is really about arthritis in the knee. You will need arthritis care including physical therapy. If you have leg swelling, though, then there is something else going on - perhaps a blood clot. That needs to get checked right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more