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Was told I have ganglion cyst on elbow and to take anti inflammatory meds. To me, that is a temporary solution. My elbow swells and pain in arm... ?

Was told I have ganglion cyst on elbow and to take anti inflammatory meds. To me, that is a temporary solution. My elbow swells and pain in arm... ?

Bursitis. see a doc: you have what we call bursitis. you could see your doctor ,for aspiration and treatment they usually keep coming back. you might see a surgeon for possible surgery to have it removed. it is an inflammation caused the fluid to leak outside the joint ,anti inflammatory medication could slow down the process. good luck ...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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With ovarian cyst daughter elbowed me in lower abdomen. Now having pain. Could that have caused the cyst to rupture? Need to go to ER if no bleeding?

With ovarian cyst daughter elbowed me in lower abdomen. Now having pain. Could that have caused the cyst to rupture? Need to go to ER if no
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Possible: Blunt trauma can cause internal injury depending on how much force is involved, if your pain is severe and limits your ability to function, see a doctor immediately, internal bleeding is difficult to gauge, so if you have other signs like light-headedness or dizziness, go to the ER now ! ...Read more

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Small mobile tender mass when leaning on elbow. Is it a cyst causes my elbow pain and how do I fix it?

Small mobile tender mass when leaning on elbow. Is it a cyst causes my elbow pain and how do I fix it?

Olecranon bursitis: The olcranon process is the back of the hunge joint at the elbow. A bursa is a sac that sits over the outside of a joint to cushion the soft tissues from injury. The olecranon bursa can become inflamed, usually from trauma, like leaning a lot on your elbows. An inflamed bursa is called a bursitis. It is often treated with anti-inflammatoies, ace wraps, aspiration of fluid, or a cortisone injection. ...Read more

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Im pretty sure my cyst in my elbow ruptured because the cyst is gone and my elbow now has a shot glass worth of liquid in it. Leave it or drain it?Thx

Im pretty sure my cyst in my elbow ruptured because the cyst is gone and my elbow now has a shot glass worth of liquid in it. Leave it or drain it?Thx

Depends : Some providers will drain it while others will teach you how to wrap it in the hopes that it will reabsorb on its own, especially in order to reduce the risk of introducing infection. Your physician can evaluate you further to help you determine the best course. ...Read more

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Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause referred pain to other joints on the same extremity. ...Read more

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Three weeks ago i had cyst removed by my elbow other side by joint since surgery i been having burning and now sharp needle pains in my wrist why?

Three weeks ago i had cyst removed by my elbow other side by joint   since surgery i been having burning and now sharp needle pains in my wrist  why?

Nerve irritation: It could be that one of the nerves near your elbow was irritated during surgery, this can take a while to heal, i recommend you follow up with the surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes cysts on left arm between elbow and wrist?

What causes cysts on left arm between elbow and wrist?

Ganglion: These are ganglion cysts, usually caused by repetitive flexing of the joint. Generally benign; however, if painful should be seen by orthopedics. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in the inner part of my elbow. It doesn't hurt but lately it has started to make are uncomfortable. Should i get it looked at?

I have a cyst in the inner part of my elbow. It doesn't hurt but lately it has started to make are uncomfortable. Should i get it looked at?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more