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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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Ganglion cyst first knuckle middle finger What causes it? What can I do to get rid of it? Would having long time acrylic nails have anything to do w/it?

Ganglion cyst first knuckle middle finger What causes it? What can I do to get rid of it? Would having long time acrylic nails have anything to do w/it?

No: There are few reasons, but never seen nails to be the cause, (unless you used acrylic nail on middle finger only). Most cyst will resolve after few weeks. Wait and see, don't mess with it. It keeps getting bigger and does not go away surgeons can help.

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Hand surgery: What is the most effective way to rid my index finger knuckle of a ganglion cyst besides draining or excision? Is radio frequency used?

Hand surgery: What is the most effective way to rid my index finger knuckle of a ganglion cyst besides draining or excision? Is radio frequency used?

Treatments: For ganglion cysts can be conservative and surgical. Radio frequency can be used as well as natural methods and medications. Many patients will have their cysts dissolve without ever needing surgical intervention. Best wishes!

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Injured knee 1wk ago possible meniscus tear&bakers cyst. Woke up with one swollen stiff painful knuckle on hand, petechia on foot, & burning chest. ER?

Injured knee 1wk ago possible meniscus tear&bakers cyst. Woke up with one swollen stiff painful knuckle on hand, petechia on foot, & burning chest. ER?

Arthritis?: It may be part of a larger arthritis syndrome. You need to see your physician. Your evaluation will include lab, imaging along with a history and physical. Inflammation is occuring and it may be causing the arthritis and the the blood vessels - getting the petechiae.

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How do I treat a ganglion cysts on top of the hand, or will it go away on its own?

Wait and see: Ganglion cysts are very common on the top of the wrist. Sometimes they go away on their own, but that tends not to be the case if it's been there for a while. If you bump it hard enough on something, you may find that it changes in size or goes away completely. It might be worth seeing a hand surgeon to make sure it's a cyst.

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Son has a cysts on top of his hand. Does not bother him. It moves up and down when he makes a fist. Should I be worried?

Son has a cysts on top of his hand. Does not bother him. It moves up and down when he makes a fist. Should I be worried?

Ganglion Cyst: Ganglion cysts are soft tissue lumps that arise on the hands and wrist. They are harmless and often disappear on their own. Follow up with your doctor to confirm diagnosis. More about ganglion cysts: http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/ganglion_cyst#1

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I have a cyst in my hand and it's very painful when I bend it and my wrist. Can I just leave it alone and let it go away on its own?

I have a cyst in my hand and it's very painful when I bend it and my wrist. Can I just leave it alone and let it go away on its own?

Not likely: Fact it is causing pain means you are irritating it with movement (/ it irritates you as well). So short of putting wrist in cast for few weeks to allow it to quiet down...& no guarantee it won't immediately re-aggravate when resume movement of wrist...You will need to see a hand (/plastic) surgeon to have it drained (w/needle, but might recur) or formally removed.

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Couldganglion cyst cause hand tingling?

Couldganglion cyst cause hand tingling?

Not usually: Ganglion cysts usually present as a painless bump. They can sometimes be painful but do not cause tingling in the hand.

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Can a cyst in your hand cause shoulder pain?

Can a cyst in your hand cause shoulder pain?

Cyst: Generally no. Pain usually travels downstream not upstream. See your doctor to discover your specific source for shoulder pain as well as treatment options for the cyst in your hand.

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I just went in to have my ganglion cysts checked out. The one on my right hand seems to have gone, but it left a dent. Is that normal?

I just went in to have my ganglion cysts checked out. The one on my right hand seems to have gone, but it left a dent. Is that normal?

Probably: The ganglion cyst is caused by synovial fluid that has been pushed out of the joint below. If that fluid has been removed or if the cyst was injected with a steroid, then the fluid is no longer present and may leave an indentation where the cyst was once located. This is a good thing, because the less fluid remaining, the less likely this is to reoccur.

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I have a skin cyst on my wrist for over 6 years is been painless but lately I can't bend my hand up because is painful. Should I be concern?

I have a skin cyst on my wrist for over 6 years is been painless but lately I can't bend my hand up because is painful. Should I be concern?

Possibly yes: Yes if it is impairing mobility I would speak with a physician in regards to possible imaging studies or other tests or a basic exam to ensure that it is not impinging on a nerve or some other item.

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What does a ganglion cyst in the palm of your hand look like?

Contact Hand surgeon: Palmar aspect lumps are usually smaller than the dorsal hand/wrist ganglions. They feel firm and arise from tendon sheaths. Sometimes flexor tenosynovitis may create swelling and is associated with pain and limitation of movement. Contact a hand surgeon for an evaluation.

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