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Can A Ganglion Cyst Burst
Not recommended: Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. These cysts do not need treatment unless they are painful and persistent. Many of them will resolve with rest. While there are accounts of patients bursting these cysts with a heavy object, there is also the possibility of aggravating the cyst. If necessary, see a hand surgeon.
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
Doubtful: In the old days, it was called the "bible" treatment to rupture a ganglion cyst on a person's wrist. As the bible was usually the biggest book in people's houses, it was told to people to swing it hard against the wrist to rupture the cyst. The blow I'm sure hurt more than the cyst rupturing.See 2 more doctor answers
Anything is possible: But unlikely. Ganglions are filled with mucin, which is similar to synovial fluid found in joints. When they "pop" the fluid goes into the surrounding soft tissue and subcutaneous space. Very little if any of the fluid is immediately absorbed into the blood stream. Instead, the fluid is resorbed slowly over time. Feeling sick at the time is likely coincidental, or a vagal response.
Yes: If it is in fact a ganglion cyst, which arises from a joint, most often the wrist, it may rupture or be drained, but they usually eventually return. The most effective way to permanently get rid of it is with a minor surgical procedure to excise it down at its origin near the joint space.See 2 more doctor answers
Having ganglion cyst removed from my foot in a week. I think the cyst burst but I still feel something there and pain. Do I still need to have surgery?
Depends on the pain: Ganglion cyst is frequently associated with other problems in the joint that are causing the pain. However, give it a minimum of 6 weeks before thinking of any other procedures.
Ganglion cyst 3 yrs back of wrist very large, burst on its own, there is swelling and discolor & unusual type of sac below cyst, hand weak & tingling?
Ganglion cyst burst today causing swelling discolor, weakness and tingling in hand, a new sac that is misshaped below cyst that is very loose & mushy?
See doctor timely...: Are you sure it is ganglion cyst bursting? Is this a new or recurrent event? If new, go to see doctor as soon as possible; if recurrent, watch and follow the pattern of previous resolution closely. But if too much deviating from prior course, see doctor soon so not to miss the time window of adequate clinical evaluation and treatment. Best wish. .. Always.
6yrs ago, I had a ganglion cyst from overuse (left wrist, near the thumb)- it burst. I still can't put pressure on my wrist when it is bent (painful).
Wrangling Wrist Pain: Anatomically, wrist pain due to a ganglion cyst is thought to be related to a distension of the lining of the joint or the surface of the bone itself due to fluid accumulation under pressure. Pain may recur after surgery due to inflammation in the joint, synovium, or the bone itself. The simple fact you had one means some force affected your anatomy to respond with a cyst. Change your activity.
I had a" Godzilla", per my surgeon, ganglion cyst surgically removed on radial artery, several yrs ago. Now, lg cyst burst. Swollen, pain. Lg area?
Ganglion cysts: Even when surgically removed can reoccur. Treatment involves analgesics and possibly another operation. Its a tough call. Read about ganglion cysts (they are sometimes called Giddion Cysts when intentionally ruptured by striking them with a heavy object like a Bible (which is old days was often the largest book in the doctor's office!)
Inflamed tendon: Tendons run in sheaths, similar to the cables on a bicycle. Sometimes a minor trauma can cause the sheath to become inflamed and a small cyst can pop up. This is called a ganglion cyst. They are usually painless and sometimes go away on their own. If it isn't bothering you then you likely don't need to do anything with it. If it is bothering you, see your doc about removing it.See 2 more doctor answers
Wrist mass: Mass on top or undersurface of wrist (most common location). Mass may grow in size. Mass may be painful or not. Sometimes the mass may interfere with range of motion due to size. If symptomatic may be removed with surgery if it does not respond to rest.See 1 more doctor answer
See orthopedic Dr.: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or coming from any joint is called a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are not usually associated with much pain or discomfort until they become large. They extends from the joint space. It's, like blowing up a tiny balloon from between your knuckles. These often bust when a person bumps them. They will reoccur unless they are surgically tied off. I suggest you see an orthopedic surgeon to further assess and evaluate.See 1 more doctor answer
Various: Many ganglion cysts do not hurt and are only demonstrate a mass in the affected area. Depending on the location of the cyst, and size, pain can accompany the cyst. It is also possible that the cyst can compress nerves or other structure.See 2 more doctor answers
We don't know: If I had the answer to this, I would be a famous man. There are theories, but no right answer. It is thought that a defect in the joint capsule or ligamentous tissue results in tissue weakness, that allows joint fluid to escape into the weakness. As fluid escapes, it gets trapped by the one-way valve effect of the defect, thus producing the cyst.See 2 more doctor answers
Excision of cyst: Ganglion cysts can be associated with pain and are easily removed. Surgeons can remove them with an open or arthroscopic technique. I personally prefer an arthroscopic approach so I can also evaluate for other pathology. If the cyst is on the hand or wrist you can get an evaluation from a hand surgeon for further treatment options.
Surgery: Surgery is quick and effective with little or no chance of recurrence.See 1 more doctor answer
Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more