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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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Can a ganglion cyst become hard and bone like?

Can a ganglion cyst become hard and bone like?

Yes: Similar to a water balloon, a ganglion cyst has an outer wall and filled with a fluid (typically from joint or tendon). Like the balloon analogy, if it is filled to the limit of the outer wall's volume, then the cyst will feel "as firm as a bone." often the doctor, depending on location, can prove that it is fluid filled by transillumination or aspiration. ...Read more

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Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesnt hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesnt hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Maybe: These cysts can be very hard. They are typically removed by a hand specialist ortho, general surgery, or plastics. Ask your primary care provider if a referral is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a bump on the bottom of my wrist when i try and google it it says it can be ganglion cysts. It's hard and a bit sore could it be something else?

I have a bump on the bottom of my wrist when i try and google it it says it can be ganglion cysts. It's hard and a bit sore could it be something else?

Maybe?: Swellings on the palmar side of your wrist near the thumb is a typical location for a ganglion. These can be sore especially with repetitive activities. Other causes of lumps and bumps are very uncommon and cancers are very rare, but do occur. If is has changed at all i would suggest that you get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump, it also hurts when I press on it. is it a ganglion cyst or something else?

Location?: If over a joint and motion of the joint causes it to hurt could be ganglion. Could be foreign body reaction or other inflammatory process as well. If at base of metacarpal bone could be bone spur. Seek care for an exam ...Read more

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Can you have a ganglion cyst on bottom of wrist under thumb? Co-worker has hard bump that hurts and that comes and goes.

Yes: You can certainly have a ganglion cyst located in that region. This would more than likely be associated with the tendon sheath that helps move the thumb in toward the palm (flexion). These are easily treated but should be examined by a hand surgeon to make sure it is nothing else other than a typical cyst. ...Read more

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How is a ganglion cyst treated besides a bible being dropped on it?

Aspiration, surgery: I would not recommend the "bible" treatment. Typically, these cysts can be aspirated (drained with a needle) although there is a high recurrence rate. Surgery can offer a more definitive solution. Also, these are not malignant, so if it is not bothering you it can simply be observed or watched over time. ...Read more

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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


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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

Ganglion cysts are fluid collections that can form in the tendons of ...Read more