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What is a bible cyst?

What is a bible cyst?

Ganglion: Bible cyst is another name for a ganglion cyst. In some cultures the cyst would be smacked with a weighty book like the bible to rupture the cyst and make it "disappear". Oftentimes a wrist injury or fracture could result. Not recommended. ...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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How much improvement can I expect if I have surgery for bible cyst?

How much improvement can I expect if I have surgery for bible cyst?

Ganglion cyst?: Sometimes ganglion cysts are called bible cysts because they could be broken open by slamming the large old family bible down on them - not a good idea as they come back. Surgery for removal should be permanent. ...Read more

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After concussion, a wrist lump appears, like a bible cysts, what can be done?

After concussion, a wrist lump appears, like a bible cysts, what can be done?

More info: I do not believe that there is a relation of your concussion to your wrist lump. If you injured your wrist i would consider seeing a hand surgeon or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you the difference between nerve damage, bible cyst, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel?

How can you the difference between nerve damage, bible cyst, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel?

All are different: "bible cysts" refer to a mass or swelling on the top of the wrist which is a ganglion. It is usually round and non-tender. Tendinitis in the back of the hand or wrist is more diffuse and at times painful. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs with pressure on the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist with numbness, pain, and tingling. ...Read more

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Is it okay to whack a bible/ganglion cyst with a book?

Is it okay to whack a bible/ganglion cyst with a book?

No: The ganglion is a cystic selling from the joint capsule. Drainage and or cortisone shot will give you temporary relief. If it is painful or very noticeable the only method to definitively del a with a ganglion is surgery, done in an outpatient facility by an orthopedic, or hand surgeon. There is a small recurrence rate of about 10-15 per cent ...Read more

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How is a ganglion cyst treated besides a bible being dropped on it?

How is a ganglion cyst treated besides a bible being dropped on it?

Aspiration, surgery: I would not recommend the "bible" treatment. Typically, these cysts can be aspirated (drained with a needle) although there is a high recurrence rate. Surgery can offer a more definitive solution. Also, these are not malignant, so if it is not bothering you it can simply be observed or watched over time. ...Read more

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Will smashing my ganglionic cyst with a book work? Somebody told me to smash it with a bible.

Will smashing my ganglionic cyst with a book work? Somebody told me to smash it with a bible.

It might,don't do it: This is an old treatment, and the bible was typically used because it was the biggest book in the house. I typically treat dorsal ganglions or those on top of your hand with aspiration and steroid injection and those on the ventral surface or underside with surgical excision. ...Read more

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What is a cyst?

What is a cyst?

A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is a 3.0 cyst big?

Is a 3.0 cyst big?

To better provide: You with useful info, please tell us the location of the cyst on the body. Can re-ask question. ...Read more

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What causes a cyst?

What causes a cyst?

Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately i think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...Read more