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Ganglion (Overview)

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 treatment includes surgical removal.


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Do you get a ganglion from an injury?

Do you get a ganglion from an injury?

Good question.: The cause of ganglion cysts isn't really known, but they do tend to occur on the distal extremities, so the role of trauma or repeated micro-tramua probably can't be entirely ruled out. ...Read more

Ganglion (Overview)

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 treatment includes surgical removal.


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Should I be concerned about a ganglion?

Should I be concerned about a ganglion?

Location, location.: That all depends on just where it is, how long you have had it and several other indicators that can help in determining the prognosis. Some could possible disappear while other may cause under lying bone and associated nerve problems. To remove all doubt, consult with a specialist. ...Read more

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Ganglion (Tip)

Ganglion cysts occur when fluid from a joint escapes and makes a cyst. See doctor if painful. ...See more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not to pop or squeeze the cyst
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If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
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What is the definition or description of: ganglion?

Cyst of a joint: 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. The Best treatment includes surgical removal. ...Read more

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Ask a health question... How do you treat a ganglion. ?

Depends: This is very dependent on the location of the ganglion, associated factors and prior treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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Ganglion (Tip)

Wear splint to minimize pain. Avoid repetitive wrist motion and avoid trauma to the wrist. ...See more

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I think I may have "ganglions" but I'm not sure, what should I do and are they serious?

Not usually serious: A ganglion is a benign cyst.
It not producing pain or cosmetically a problem it should be left alone. ...Read more

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What are ganglion cysts?

What are ganglion cysts?

Fluid filled masses: Ganglion cysts are benign fluid-filled sacs that often arise from joints or tendon sheaths. ...Read more

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How are ganglion cysts removed?

How are ganglion cysts removed?

They can be: Aspirated — removal of contents by extracting with a needle poked into it. (under local anesthesia.) or they can be surgically excised. ...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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Can ganglion cysts go away on their own?

Can ganglion cysts go away on their own?

Synovial fluid fills: Ganglion cysts. These are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large. This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger than more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically, it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back so they go up and down. ...Read more

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Do ganglion cysts disolve by themselves?

Do ganglion cysts disolve by themselves?

No: Ganglion cysts tend to wax and wain depending on you level of activity as they are a direct extension of the joint they arise from. Rarely they will scar down preventing further expansion. ...Read more

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What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

Synovial fluid: Fills ganglion cysts. These cysts are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large. This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger than more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically, it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are ganglion cysts and where located?

What are ganglion cysts and where located?

Arms and legs mostly: They are fluid containing structures, with joint fluid and linning, they develop because of congenital or aquired weaknesses in the capsules of joints or tendon sheaths. ...Read more

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What do I do to alleviate symptoms of ganglion?

What do I do to alleviate symptoms of ganglion?

Ganglions are: Fluid filled sacs from a joint or tendon sheath. They are not harmful but can cause local irritation. And at times joint pain. They may be sign of remote injury or arthritis as well but can form in the absence of those with normal structures. They can be osbserved, aspirated and injected or excised depending upon location, severity and "need" for treatment. ...Read more

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What are ganglion cysts and how are they treated?

A benign lesion: Consisting of a fluid filled sac or cyst. It is important to have contents aspirated to be sent to a lab and not simply thrown out. There are some lesions that are malignant that present in a similiar fashion and hence, any fluid aspirated is better send off for analysis than sitting in the bottom of the garbage. ...Read more

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Metatarsalgia/plantafisha/knothenry/ganglions/biletaralforefoot al vrypainful end up cryingas hurtso badly, wotdo u think trment orthot did NT work!ow?

Separate out complai: You mentioned a number of things some of which can be treated with proper orthotics and some mat need surgery. There is also a possibility that you have a systemic disease like rheumatoid arthritis. See specialist. ...Read more

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What are the prescribtions for wrist ganglion?

What are the prescribtions for wrist ganglion?

Ganglion cyst: If it isn't bothering you anything needs to be done. It doesn't lead to anything worrisome. A doctor can take a large needle and take out the thick gel like material, and sometimes that makes it go away. If not doing this and injecting it with a little steroid. Finally, surgery if that does not help. No prescription will help. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst?

What is a ganglion cyst?

Inflamed tendon: Tendons run in sheaths, similar to the cables on a bicycle. Sometimes a minor trauma can cause the sheath to become inflamed and a small cyst can pop up. This is called a ganglion cyst. They are usually painless and sometimes go away on their own. If it isn't bothering you then you likely don't need to do anything with it. If it is bothering you, see your doc about removing it. ...Read more

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Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Yes: Ganglion cysts can get larger. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...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 exactly is a ganglion cyst?

What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

Synovial cyst: Rupture of the synovium which is the cushion between the small bones of the wrist. The fluid that leaks out is then contained by the body and forms a cyst connected to the defect. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Wrist mass: Mass on top or undersurface of wrist (most common location). Mass may grow in size. Mass may be painful or not. Sometimes the mass may interfere with range of motion due to size. If symptomatic may be removed with surgery if it does not respond to rest. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with a ganglion cyst?

Can I exercise with a ganglion cyst?

Yes: Depending on where the cyst is, you may have some pain or discomfort but it won't keep you from exercising. If you are in doubt, ask your pcp or orthopedist (hand surgeon). Usually found in the wrist. Can occur elsewhere. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a ganglion cyst?

How to know if I have a ganglion cyst?

See orthopedic Dr.: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or coming from any joint is called a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are not usually associated with much pain or discomfort until they become large. They extend from the joint space. It's, like blowing up a tiny balloon from between your knuckles. These often bust when a person bumps them. They will reoccur unless they are surgically tied off. I suggest you see an orthopedic surgeon to further assess and evaluate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ganglion cyst?

What are the symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Various: Many ganglion cysts do not hurt and are only demonstrate a mass in the affected area. Depending on the location of the cyst, and size, pain can accompany the cyst. It is also possible that the cyst can compress nerves or other structure. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

We don't know: If I had the answer to this, I would be a famous man. There are theories, but no right answer. It is thought that a defect in the joint capsule or ligamentous tissue results in tissue weakness, that allows joint fluid to escape into the weakness. As fluid escapes, it gets trapped by the one-way valve effect of the defect, thus producing the cyst. ...Read more