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If you have ganglion cyst could that be the result of some form of cancer?

Not cancer

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ganglion cysts are the result trauma, degenerative changes especially in the wrist joint , not related to cancer
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Dr. Ario Kiarash answered:

What is a ganglion cyst?

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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.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren answered:

Can a gp pop a ganglion cyst?

Yes of course

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but is not advised as it will most probaly reoccur. IT SHOULD BE REMOVED BY SURGERY, WITH AN INTACT CAPSULE, only then will you get rid off it!
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Dr. Troy Reyna answered:

How to treat a ganglion cyst?

Depends

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rest, anti-inflammatory medication can help. if it continues to bother you with pain or affecting wrist function see a doctor. they may aspirate it or recommend excision.
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Dr. Gary M. Pess answered:

Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Yes

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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.
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Dr. Troy Reyna answered:

What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

Synovial cyst

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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.
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Dr. Mark L. Wang answered:

how can I prevent a ganglion cyst?

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To date, there is no known reliable method to prevent ganglion cyst formation. A ganglion cyst is a benign fluid filled sac, most commonly presenting as a compressible soft tissue mass on the back of the wrist. They may be associated with previous trauma (e.g. wrist sprain) which may have created a small tear within the ligaments and capsule of the wrist. The cyst can wax and wane in size.
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Dr. Troy Reyna answered:

What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Wrist mass

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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.
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Can i exercise with a ganglion cyst?

Yes

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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.
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Symptoms of a ruptured ganglion cyst?

Temporary Pain

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Ganglions are fluid filled cysts that can occur near a joint. They can rupture with trauma (thus the old treatment of hitting them with a bible) or excessive pressure. If that occurs, the area may swell for a few days, and the area may be a little stiff and sore. SOme ice and ibuprofen should help.
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