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Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

ganglion: Yes...In fact this used to be a treatment many years ago -- smack it with a bible! i wouldn't recommend it though. ...Read more

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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 and heel spurs any connection?

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Not likely: Although rupture cysts can cause temporary pain and discomfort, the "nerve damage" they might cause would be minor and should resolve spontaneously within in a short period of time. If you develop persistent pain after what you think was a ruptured ganglion cyst, see your pray care physician or specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.). ...Read more

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How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counter indicated for velar wrist ganglions. ...Read more

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Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Several: Though none of these issues are common but all could happen including recurrence of the cyst, infection, nerve or tendon damage and the risk of anesthesia, painful scar. This covers most of the potential problems but again these are not common. ...Read more

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Can wraps prevent wrist ganglion cysts?

Can wraps prevent wrist ganglion cysts?

A splint or wrap : Will not prevent a ganglion but it could prevent motion and there are times that increased wrist motion leads to a ganglion getting larger in size. Wrist motion may push fluid into the ganglion. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Yes: It depends on the site, but a skilled arthroscopist is typically well-trained in arthroscopic ganglion cyst excision. Complete excision is more important than technique, and obviously a complete open excision would be more ideal than an incomplete arthroscopic excision. A benefit of the arthroscopic approach is that the surgeon can "see" the stalk, which is paramount to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Could chiropractors treat ganglion cysts?

Could chiropractors treat ganglion cysts?

No: Ganglion cysts are synovial cysts arising from a joint, most commonly the wrist, or tendon. Manipulation will have no effect on the ganglion. If symptomatic most typically requires surgery, occasionally will respond to aspiration. See a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Which is more painful, carpal tunnel syndrome or ganglioncyst?

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Both can be painful: A symptomatic ganglion cyst can generate dorsal wrist pain, especially with certain positions causing terminal wrist flexion or extension, or with heavy lift or grip. Severe or long standing carpal tunnel syndrome can also result in hand pain; in addition to hand numbness/tingling, and decreased dexerity ("dropping objects"). Further medical evaluation is recommended for persistent pain. ...Read more

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Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Arthritis: If there is pain or swelling it is inflammatory gal gluons are not causing inflammation or pain many kinds of. Arthr itis may cause pseudoganglions. ...Read more

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Can wrist ganglion be movable ?

Can wrist ganglion be movable ?

Ganglion: A ganglion may be fixed or sessile but sometimes a small stalk forms and you can move it around. Someimes the form on tendon and move under the skin a lot with finger or wrist motion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ganglion cyst vs carpal tunnel?

What are the symptoms of a ganglion cyst vs carpal tunnel?

Different: Carpal tunnel typicall causes numbess and tingling in the thumb , index , long finger and half of the ring finger. It can hurt at night. The ganglion is a lump which forms over a joint, typicall the wrist or ankle and does not cause the carpal tunnel problems noted above. Though a cyst can be found in the carpal tunnel, this is not usually the case. Get checked and feel better., . ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Unlikely but: If huge or causing pressure over inguinal region, or associated by large hernia, could compress, but if you have femoral nerve involvement, might wonder about a diabetic etiology. See neurologist, do EMG study and get answer. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Tennis elbow: No the surgery is not too painful. It can be done through a small incision or an arthroscope as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Never Heard of it: Dermatofibromas are scar like growths deep in the dermis. Ganglion is a type of nerve. I am not aware of any relation between the two. ...Read more

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What can you do to make a dorsal ganglion cyst bigger?

Depends: Usually people do not want the cyst to get bigger, but smaller. If due to overuse, then continuing use may allow it to grow. With growth there may also be increase in symptoms like pain, pressure and neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ganglion cyst vs carpal tunnel?

Different: Carpal tunnel typicall causes numbess and tingling in the thumb , index , long finger and half of the ring finger. It can hurt at night. The ganglion is a lump which forms over a joint, typicall the wrist or ankle and does not cause the carpal tunnel problems noted above. Though a cyst can be found in the carpal tunnel, this is not usually the case. Get checked and feel better., . ...Read more

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I have carpal tunnel and ganglion cyst. Do I need surgery?

I have carpal tunnel and ganglion cyst. Do I need surgery?

Both depend : On severity and most of the time does not require surgery. I would advise to be eval by rheumatologist or hand surgeon first and decide if conservative ( wrist splint, medicine, physical therapy, injection) vs surgery. ...Read more

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When one will completely become able to start his fitness training after a dorsal ganglion cyst excision?

When one will completely become able to start his fitness training after a dorsal ganglion cyst excision?

Exercise at the surgery: I recommend starting on a slow and gradually increase exercise regimen. Using an elliptical trainer, biking, or swimming would be a good initial regimen that you can gradually increase as tolerated. ...Read more

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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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Whats the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist ?

Whats the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist ?

Symptoms: Carpal tunnel is a compression of the median nerve within a narrow canal at the base of the palm, causing numbness in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger, a ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint causing pain at the site of the ganglion. A ganglion can rarely occur within the carpal tunnel causing nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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How complicated is carpal tunnel surgery, ganglion cyst, and trigger finger..all at one time?

How complicated is carpal tunnel surgery, ganglion cyst, and trigger finger..all at one time?

More than one at tim: But there is no set "how" or amount. It is a great subject to talk about INDIVIDALLY with a surgeon if that is what someone is seeking. Much depends upon how severe each problem is by itself, how healthy the person is, age general health, risks vs benfits of doing it all at once vs having more than one trip to the OR. Where the ganglion is ie the finger near the trigger or somewhere else. ...Read more

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3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen ? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen ? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

Keep area clean&dry: Call the surgeon tomorrow and ask to come in to get it rewrapped if they feel it's necessary. They may allow you to keep it open if it's clean and not showing signs of redness or inflammation. ...Read more

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I had carpal tunnel surgery with removal of ganglion cyst 1 month still having a great deal of pain, heat and swelling in my hand. Normal?

No not normal: There are four main signs of inflammation: pain, heat, redness, and swelling. Those are signs that the immune system is activated. After a surgery there can be inflammation and it's normal for a few days. If it is present a month later it is concerning that there is either infection, or some kind of immune activation. It's worth getting it checked out right away by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How many days after volar ganglion cyst surgery can I go back to work?

It depend: What can a work you do from few days (3) after the surgery to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst are often occuring, do they grow back even after you get rid of them?

Ganglion cyst are often occuring, do they grow back even after you get rid of them?

Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. The recurrence rate is about 15% in most series. ...Read more

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Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Nope: You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal. Drainage involves the doctor sticking the ganglion with a needle and aspirating the thick fluid out with a syringe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst come back?

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Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Yes: A ganglion cyst can spontaneously rupture, be successfully aspirated or even surgically removed and recur. The recurrence rate after surgery should be low if done in the or by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I thick the ganglion cyst get bigger at my work but go back to the same size went i driver home & get home & move it a little before i sleep whyisthat

I thick the ganglion cyst get bigger at my work but go back to the same size went i driver home & get home & move it a little before i sleep whyisthat

Effort: The ganglion is connected to the synovial space between the small bones of the wrist. The more work that the wrist is doing can express more synovial fluid into the ganglion. When at rest it can return to the space and the ganglion appear smaller. I would suspect that the communication between ganglion and wrist is moderate rather than small. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst: how often do they grow back?

Ganglion cyst: how often do they grow back?

< 5% with surgery: Ganglion cysts are managed by being left alone or hit with a heavy book like a bible - high recurremce rate. If treated by aspiration and steroid injection - i tell my patients two thirds will come back. Lastly if treated by surgical excision - the recurrence rate should be less than 5%. ...Read more

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Ganglion (Definition)

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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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a benign growth, typically filled with a thick, clear fluid, arises on ...Read more