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Can You Get A Ganglion Cyst On Your Foot
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
I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?
MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk' (from where the ganglion originated). Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Ganglion cysts are notorious for recurrence because oftentimes you cannot completely discern its origin. I recommend an MRI with contrast to accurately evaluate the extent and originationpart of the foot (joint or tendon) of the ganglion. ...Read more
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
See a foot doctor: Assuming you are correct with your diagnosis, they could be drained. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on location, size, depth. Also pain is perceived differently by people. ...Read more
It is a fluid: Filled sac, the contents are often gelatinous, it could arise from a joint, or tendon. Not sure, if we know exactly why they occur but they do. They are benign and treated when they become painful or are enlarging. ...Read more
First, you need to: Make sure it is indeed a ganglion cyst. Have it examined. True cysts can be drained and possibly a cortisone injection placed in there to get it to go down and hopefully stay down. On the bottom of the foot there can be fibromas, another animal entirely. But get it checked out first to make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more
Training: You need to find out if the provider is surgically trained and board certified. In some countries chiropodists are surgeons but this term has gone by the wayside in the us and most are more appropriately called podiatrists or podiatric surgeons. ...Read more
I have been told I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my foot as well as soft tissue damage. What does soft tissue damage mean?
Muscle, tendons: Soft tissue means anything other than the bone and thus usually means muscles, tendons, or even fascia. You need to ask him more about how to deal with it or prevent it from happening in the future. ...Read more
My dr told me I have a ganglion cyst in foot that doesn't show up on x-rays. Will it go away on its own?
Not likely: Although the cyst may be there, it does not mandate further care either. If there is growth or symptoms like pain or pressure, see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to discuss further options on care. ...Read more
Hi I had a ganglion cyst removed from the side of my foot. The surgery was just over 2 weeks ago. Stitches were removed 2 days ago. I'm still in pain w?
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?
What is the risk for needle aspiration of ganglion cyst on feet if it's close to the nerve? I already have MRI &xrays on it.
Is ganglion cyst on top of foot possibly gotten more easily or related to possible undifferentiated connective tissue disease?
After small ganglion cyst is surgically removed from bottom of big toe will my foot be completely normal as it was before the cyst appeared?
I have pain on my left wrist. It hurts when I bend it foward and backwards & I had a ganglion cyst surgically removed from my left foot 2 years ago?
There's no question-: -but they R not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a cyst on my lower back that I think might be a ganglion cyst I have symptoms of pain in my buttock that goes all the way down to my foot what are my options for pain relieve?
Hello, I have a ganglion cyst on my foot and it's small and hard as a bone but it really hurts to walk. How would I go about getting it removed?
See foot specialist: A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet and ankles could easily help address your problem. ...Read more
I've had a ganglion cyst on my foot aspirated 2 days ago. The tendons around the site are sore. Can I expect them to settle down soon?
I was advised to have a Ganglion cyst surgically removed from bottom of left foot by Podiatrist. MRI done as well. Is this necessary?
No: A ganglion cyst is a swelling in a tendon sheath due to irritation from tendon moving within sheath. Before I do any resection I usually aspirate the fluid with a #16 gage needle and inject approximately 5 cc of kenalog 40. In most instances recurrence does not occur. Doing an MRI serves no purposes since the process is localized and doesn't involve other tissue. ...Read more
I had a small ganglion cyst in my foot finger. It got injured and them little yellow fluid was visible and then foot started to swell.
Immediate action.: I'm not sure if the injury you sustained was to the toe, foot, ganglion or all three. I can tell you this though. Hearing the words injury, yellow fluid and swelling should make one concerned. You need to have the foot examined before the condition escalates into a serious problem. ...Read more
The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?
Lateral side of my foot near cuboid bone. 2 little bony bumps-never hurt but now severe pain and a little itch. Ganglion cyst? Or bone spur?
Probably a bone spur: Probably a bone spur/bursaGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a focal dilated vein (varicocele) versus ganglion cyst lying just deep to the lateral aspect of the flexor digitization beef is muscle. My foot?
Vague terminology: See ortho surgeon for eval.Get a more detailed answer ›
After lump and bruising on top of foot I had a ct (no contrast) and was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell this is a ganglion and not a tumor from just looking at the scan? They seemed very confident but I'm over researching.
I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?
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
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