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Ganglion Cyst Aspiration Recovery
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
Ganglion cyst: A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
If it bothers you: The only indication (reason) to be treated for a ganglion with surgery or aspiration is if it bothers you.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No, not typical: It should feel better. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for specific advice.
As long as you want: 50% of ganglions disappear on their own without aspiration.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
How quickly can a dorsal ganglion cyst fill up again after aspiration? I just had mine aspirated less than 1 ago and I feel it has already returned.
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%
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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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