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Doctor insights on: Ganglion Cyst Aspiration

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How do you do a ganglion cyst aspiration?

How do you do a ganglion cyst aspiration?

Ganglion aspiration: The skin over the cyst is prepped, and a needle is inserted through the skin into the cyst. This can also be done using ultrasound. ...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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Ganglion cyst aspiration - what makes the fluid inside?

Ganglion cyst aspiration - what makes the fluid inside?

Ganglion cyst: A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst aspiration (Tip)

Wear splint to minimize pain. Avoid repetitive wrist motion and avoid trauma to the wrist. ...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
Once
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 aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ganglion cyst aspiration?

Needle: A sterile needle is stuck into the cyst through the skin. The thick, viscous fluid is aspirated, emptying the cyst till it is collapsed. ...Read more

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After one ganglion cyst aspiration, if the cyst is small should I still have it aspirated even though it's still there?

After one ganglion cyst aspiration, if the cyst is small should I still have it aspirated even though it's still there?

How small?: Depends on the size, location, and surgeon. If it's extremely small, it can be hard to get any fluid out, and may not be worth the pain of another aspiration. However, the surgeon who did the first aspiration may feel comfortable since he/she knows where it was the first time. ...Read more

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Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

May not: Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis. ...Read more

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Which is better for ganglion cyst. Surgery or aspiration?

Which is better for ganglion cyst. Surgery or aspiration?

Ganglion cyst: Try aspiration first with injection of kenalog, (triamcinolone) use surgery as a last resort. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removed by aspiration. It has been more than 10 days, but my wrist is paining?

Ganglion cyst removed by aspiration. It has been more than 10 days, but my wrist is paining?

Tendon irritation: Ganglion cyst represents the traumatic effect of the wrist tendon pulling thru the tendon sheath. If most of the fluid is out, the rubbing effect of tendon movement can cause some pain. Its more effective to do the aspiration and inject several cc kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removed by aspiration. It has been more than 10 days, but my wrist is hurting?

Ganglion cyst removed by aspiration. It has been more than 10 days, but my wrist is hurting?

Still there: The ganglion may still be there even though you can't see it. You may also have an additional different problem causing the pain. ...Read more

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If my ganglion cyst shrank from 1st aspiration but cyst is still there, should I aspirate another time?

Yes: One could certainly try it again. Cyst aspiration is prone to recurrence. Excision is more effective to get rid of cyst completely and permanently. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst- hand bruising after aspiration, should I be concerned?

Ganglion cyst- hand bruising after aspiration, should I be concerned?

No: Bruising occurs from bleeding into the soft tissues from trauma such as a needle stick. Aspiration is rarely successful in eliminating a ganglion, do not be surprised if it returns. Success rate is 30% for aspiration, multiple aspirations may increase that to aprox. 50% ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst- hand bruising after aspiration. What should I do?

Ganglion cyst- hand bruising after aspiration. What should I do?

Depends: You can use ice or heat whichever works for you and motrin. As long as you do not have any bleeding tendencies. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

If it bothers you: The only indication (reason) to be treated for a ganglion with surgery or aspiration is if it bothers you. ...Read more

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Should I get a second aspiration of my ganglion cyst?

No: Aspiration of ganglion cysts has a low success rate, if the first aspiration was unsuccessful I would not recommend a second attempt. If the ganglion is symptomatic surgery for excision would be the next recommendation. Seek the advice of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst - I still have pain after aspiration, what do you recommend?

Ganglion cyst - I still have pain after aspiration, what do you recommend?

See ur surgeon: Odds are that this needs to be removed but u need to be reexamined to make sure the pain is coming from the cyst. ...Read more

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Should I get the aspiration for my ganglion cyst or try to smash it myself?

Depends: If it doesn't bother you than just leave it alone. If it does then let your doc try an aspriation. I don't recommend smashing them. ...Read more

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How likely is a ganglion cyst not to reoccur after having a 1st and 2nd aspiration?

No guarantee: My colleagues in the philippines told me about how they treat ganglion cysts.
They slapped it hard with a hard-bound book to break the capsule.
You may try it but if you have good medical insurance, go see your dr instead. ...Read more

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How many times should I get aspiration done on my ankle ganglion cyst so that it won't reoccur?

No limit but....: There is no set number of times that a ganglion can be aspirated. Sometimes they go away with one and sometimes they persist. A persistent ganglion could be an indicator of a rate tumor. It is a good idea to have the fluid expressed from the ganglion examined by a pathologist to see if all the cells in the fluid are clean and healthy. I find it helps to inject a little corticosteroid into the gang. ...Read more

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What is the risk for needle aspiration of ganglion cyst on feet if it's close to the nerve? I already have MRI &xrays on it.

What is the risk for needle aspiration of ganglion cyst on feet if it's close to the nerve? I already have MRI &xrays on it.

Ganglion aspiration: Aspirating a ganglion cyst may offer temporary relief but it will likely reaccumulate fluid. Surgery is the only way to make sure the entire cyst is removed. See an orthopedist or a podiatrist, either can remove the cyst. ...Read more

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What type of dr to see for ganglion cyst?

What type of dr to see for ganglion cyst?

Hand surgeon: Hand surgeon if the cyst is on the hand/wrist. ...Read more

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What should I do to hide a ganglion cyst?

Depends: A lot depends on the location of the ganglion. If on the foot/ankle wear shoes and socks. If on the wrist then long sleeves but this will only work if sleeves are longish and may be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What can happen when a ganglion cyst pops?

What can happen when a ganglion cyst pops?

Pain, may resolve: You may have some mild pain, and the cyst may simply resolve. For example, ganglionic cysts in the wrist for example, used to be called bible cysts, as people would use a large book, like a bible to "hit them and rupture them." this of course is not recommended to do nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could a ganglion cyst go away on it's own?

No: Ganglions can wax and wane changing in size and symptoms but do not typically disappear on their own. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Would I see for a ganglion cyst?

Surgeon: This could be hand, general, or pediatric surgeon depending on age of patient. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do about a ganglion cyst?

Please advise me what to do about a ganglion cyst?

Ganglion cyst: Evaluation, xray, injection, drainage are part of a workup. Many cysts do not hurt so an xray of the joint may give information about this. Old fracture, arthritis, inflammation, an old ligament injury, rheumatoid arthritis, DJD with ganglions see a hand surgeon.

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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


Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more