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Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didnt work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didnt work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

No sooner No later.: The only thing that's "needed" is that you feel comfortable with having the cyst removed. If you have no discomfort, then have it removed when you're ready. After all, the cyst will probably still be there when you are ready. ...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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Is it better to have an orthopedic or dermatologist excise ganglion cyst from toe?

Is it better to have an orthopedic or dermatologist excise ganglion cyst from toe?

Orthopedic: You can chooses either an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. Both are experts with the foot and toes. ...Read more

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Cyst on big toe malignant, what do I do?

Cyst on big toe malignant, what do I do?

See a podiatrist: Are you thinking a cyst on the big toe is malignant or did the doctor biopsy it and tell you that? You cannot determine if it is malignant solely by looks. You really need to go to a podiatrist to have the foot examined and to be given your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Why am i being referred to an orthopedist for a cyst in my toe?

Why am i being referred to an orthopedist for a cyst in my toe?

Why not? : If you have a cyst you need to visit your treatment options. An orthopedist is one of the docs that can treat it. A podiatrist is another. It is your option who. You want to see. ...Read more

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I have a large ganglion cyst on large toe, previous surgery to toe, ceilectomy? was performed, now appears to have bunion also, what to do?

I have a large ganglion cyst on large toe, previous surgery to toe, ceilectomy? was performed, now appears to have bunion also, what to do?

You can try : Having it drained by a doctor the cyst) they do have a propensity to come back as they usually arise from a tendon sheath or the joint and open surgery may be necessary. With regards to a bunion, that would depend on if you have pain to decide what to do with it..,, ...Read more

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I'm a homemaker. I wore only socks @ home. mo's ago developd bunions and small cyst? on 2 toes.What brand of corrective shoe & devices to buy?No ins.

Bunions and bumps on: toes will require proper shoes that have enough room in the toe box area. The brand of shoes is your personal preference and doesn't really matter. What you need is shoes that accommodates your deformities. You can also place small cushions on the toes and or around the bunion area that are non medicated for protection, whether they be foam or felt skin or gel type. ...Read more

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What causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. Can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

What causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. Can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

Exact cause unknown.: But is thought to be due to a weakness in the capsule of the joint and due to increased pressure within the joint, a ganglion cyst develops. No, to 2nd part of your question, but I am sure it can cause it to become bigger. ...Read more

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I have numerous benign cysts in my second toe could these be related to gouti top hi in my ear?

I have numerous benign cysts in my second toe could these be related to gouti top hi in my ear?

Seems like Gouch.: Benign cysts is a very generic description for not knowing exactly what the soft tissue masses are. If you have gouty tophi in the ear, there is a good chance that the tophi are located elsewhere, and the toe is a logical location. To get the gout under control, you need to be aggressively managing you diet, using medication and possibly help from a support group. Ask you doctor for help. ...Read more

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Have severe pain in right foot. Possible loose screw and cyst growing in 2nd toe. 6 screws+1 plate lisfranc joint fused. What can be done? Mri on fri

Have severe pain in right foot. Possible loose screw and cyst growing in 2nd toe. 6 screws+1 plate lisfranc joint fused. What can be done? Mri  on fri

Your doc will: Let you know after the mri. If there is a loose screw i t can be removed. If there is a cyst it can be removed and back filled. ...Read more

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Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?

Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?

Lump: Are you sure its a cyst and not soili? If its a cysts then its usually caused by a bone spur that needs to be removed to prevent recurrence. Any time you have boe surgery there is more pain than soft tissue surgery. ...Read more

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I had a cyst removed from my 2nd toe 35years ago. Sometimes my toe feels numb and curls. Nerve damage?

I had a cyst removed from my 2nd  toe 35years ago. Sometimes my toe feels numb and curls. Nerve damage?

Possibly: It is possible, but unlikely 35yrs after surgery if symptoms are new. Best way to find out is to see your PCP or a Podiatrist for an examination and possibly diagnostic tests. Take Care! ...Read more

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After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.

After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.

1-2 weeks: Depends if by 'back' you mean sole, which could take longer. Need time for the skin to heal and as long as there is no major joint or tendon involvement you should be ready to go. However, as with any procedure, it will heal when it heals, and it's important to follow your doctor's advice as to your progress and resumption of activity. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on base of big toe. Should i see a podiatrist or dermatologist?

Ganglion cyst on base of big toe. Should i see a podiatrist or dermatologist?

Ganglion cyst: You should see a podiatrist , they 'll be able to evaluate you and make sure that 's what it is an determine the course of treatment ie. Aspiration, removal , etc. ...Read more

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Cyst type growth appeared suddenly on top of toe below nail, something was dropped on toe about 5 days ago, will it just go away?

Cyst type growth appeared suddenly on top of toe below nail, something was dropped on toe about 5 days ago,  will it just go away?

Watch the Toe.: The obvious conclusion is that the cyst type growth is a direct result of the injury. And, it probably is. Possibly some tissue fluid trapped beneath the skin's surface. There other possibilities but 5 days is not enough time for those to occur. Watch and see, if the cyst enlarges, have it examined. ...Read more

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“I have an enlarged left ovary with a cyst. Could this be resting on a nerve and causing gout like symptons in my left toes?”

“I have an enlarged left ovary with a cyst. Could this be resting on a nerve and causing gout like symptons in my left toes?”

Unlikely: Even large ovarian tumors usually only cause abdomino -pelvic pain and maybe some him and back discomfort. Would be looking more for local problems with the toes or maybe spinal disc changes. ...Read more

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Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...Read more

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The base of my big toes are swollen nand sore I also have a bakers cyst?

The base of my big toes are swollen nand sore I also have a bakers cyst?

See details: The swelling you describe could be gout but also could be several other issues. Have the feet and knee evaluated by a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more