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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

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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Was told I have ganglion cyst on elbow and to take anti inflammatory meds. To me, that is a temporary solution. My elbow swells and pain in arm...?

Was told I have ganglion cyst on elbow and to take anti inflammatory meds. To me, that is a temporary solution. My elbow swells and pain in arm...?

Bursitis. See a doc: You have what we call bursitis.

you could see your doctor, for aspiration and treatment they usually keep coming back.
you might see a surgeon for possible surgery to have it removed.
it is an inflammation caused the fluid to leak outside the joint, anti inflammatory medication could slow down the process.
good luck ...Read more

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I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?

I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?

Sometimes a ganglion: Cyst is really secondary to other issues in the region it arose from such as underlying degenerative changes or arthritis. Ask your surgeon as to the possible causes of your ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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Sudden soreness & pain in elbow and lower left arm. What could be the cause? I think I have ganglion cyst on left hand also. Should I be worried?

Sudden soreness & pain in elbow and lower left arm. What could be the cause? I think I have ganglion cyst on left hand also. Should I be worried?

No: No, I would not be worried, but if you are I would not hesitate to be seen. An inflammatory condition, such as lateral epicondylitis, is among the most common causes. ...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?

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 cyst removal: indications, risks, alternatives?

Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ganglion cyst?

What is the definition or description of: Ganglion cyst?

See below: A ganglion cyst is a benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the wrist and the foot. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed a ganglion cyst. What is it made of?

Thick fluid: Fluid from a joint or tendon sheath leaks into the ganglion sac. The more water soluble elements diffuse out, leaving a thicker gelatin like substance. ...Read more

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The pain has not subsided at all from my ganglion cyst. What else can I do?

The pain has not subsided at all from my ganglion cyst. What else can I do?

Depends: Was ganglion cyst removed or is it still present? If removed then check with your doctor especially if has been more than six weeks since procedure. If it has not been treated and it is bothering you significantly perhaps it is time to consider taking care of it once and for all. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a ganglion cyst?

How can I prevent a ganglion cyst?

Unknown: 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. ...Read more

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How to drain a ganglion cyst at home?

DIY not recommended: Medical procedures are not recommended as diys. Needling a volar wrist ganglion even by non-hand surgeons is fraught with danger as one of the main arteries to the hand and it's vena commitantes are commonly entwined with the ganglion and can easily be damaged. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to burst a ganglion cyst?

Is it possible for me to burst a ganglion cyst?

Not recommended: Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. These cysts do not need treatment unless they are painful and persistent. Many of them will resolve with rest. While there are accounts of patients bursting these cysts with a heavy object, there is also the possibility of aggravating the cyst. If necessary, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dupuytren disease or ganglion cyst, how to know?

Dupuytren disease or ganglion cyst, how to know?

Ganglions Have Fluid: A ganglion cyst will light up in the dark with a light (transillumination).
Ganglion cysts can be aspirated or ruputured.
Dupuyten's is hard and tend be lumps in a linear chain that goes on to contract the fingers. ...Read more

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Why don't I see a bump if I have a ganglion cyst?

Why don't I see a bump if I have a ganglion cyst?

It may be very small: A ganglion cyst is a common benign condition usually associated with some weakness of the deep tissues surrounding a joint or tendon sheath allowing the synovial fluid to escape into a small sac or cyst. It only needs treatment if painful or bothersome, so don't worry! ...Read more

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If a ganglion cyst ruptures on its own, can it regrow?

Yes it may: Yes it may recur but it does not necessarily and therefore it is best to observe. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst being drained tomorrow. What can I expect?

Ganglion cyst being drained tomorrow. What can I expect?

Excision I hope: They need excision as the origin is deep and comes from a joint so the base needs 2 b identified and closed. A simple aspiration or drainage will lead 2 recurrence. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst be malignant? And if so can it be treated?

Can a ganglion cyst be malignant? And if so can it be treated?

No: A ganglion cyst is never malignant. However, every wrist mass is not a ganglion cyst. A hand surgeon can make the diagnosis and drain the cyst. ...Read more

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Can a gp pop a ganglion cyst?

Yes of course: 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! ...Read more

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Symptoms of a ruptured ganglion cyst?

Symptoms of a ruptured ganglion cyst?

Temporary Pain: 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. ...Read more

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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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Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

Joint fluid hernia..: Ganglion cysts are filled with joint fluid, usually from one of the wrist joints, that has been expressed from the joint to form a cyst under the skin. They are usually associated with a weak area of the joint capsule. They can be removed if symptomatic, but have a tendency to recur even after complete removal. Also, there may still be pain after removal of the cyst. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Would having a ganglion cyst affect me playing badminton?

No: Most ganglions are asymptomatic so play. If you have surgery then the recovery is short and rehab is minimal so you can return to badmiton in short order. ...Read more

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If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

Both: Hand coild get all kind of arthitis including these two and others kind of arthitis.
Thank you. ...Read more

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 benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the ...Read more