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How to get rid of ganglion cysts on head?

How to get rid of ganglion cysts on head?

I'm guessing you: Mean sebaceous cysts in the scalp, hair area. See a general or plastic surgeon.

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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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Should I get a ganglion cyst removed from my forehead?

Should I get a ganglion cyst removed from my forehead?

Possibly: A ganglion cyst will form on a tendon, I'm not aware of the forehead being a location for that. For that reason it should be evaluated and possibly removed. Could it be a sebaceous cyst?

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My son has a ganglion cyst on his wrist and now I just discovered a pea size bump under his chin. Help?

My son has a ganglion cyst on his wrist and now I just discovered a pea size bump under his chin. Help?

Child health: A wrist ganglion cyst and lump under the chin are not related, the chin lump is likely a lymph node and a pediatrician can easily assess this.

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Can I have my ganglion cyst surgery tomorrow if I have a stuffy nose?

Can I have my ganglion cyst surgery tomorrow if I have a stuffy nose?

May B ok: U need 2 contact ur surgeon right away and inform him/her about ur condition. Ganglion surgery is done with out general anesthetic, so u may b ok. Call now don't show up ; surprise the surgeon. This could screw up the entire surgery schedule if u r canceled.

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What is the best way to treat a ganglion cyst on the jaw bone?

What is the best way to treat a ganglion cyst on the jaw bone?

Depends: A ganglion cyst should not arise on the jaw bone. If it is attached to the jaw then it is more involved like a bone cyst. If it is in the skin overlying the jaw then it can be either a cyst of the skin or a lymph node.

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Can I have my ganglion cyst removal surgery tomorrow under general anasthesia if I have a stuffy nose?

Can I have my ganglion cyst removal surgery tomorrow under general anasthesia if I have a stuffy nose?

Depends: In adults mild respiratory illness rarely causes problems with anesthesia. If there are no fever or general sickness you probably can proceed. Final evaluation and decision is up to your anesthesiologist. If you can talk to your surgical office.

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I have a ganglion / cyst on my wrist joint but it has just popped under my skin is it anything to worry about?

I have a ganglion / cyst on my wrist joint but it has just popped under my skin is it anything to worry about?

Wrist mass: How do u know that it is a ganglion? If u have a wrist mass which is not painful, does not affect your wrist motion or function, is not progressively getting bigger, than u can just keep an eye on it. Otherwise get it checked

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Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?

Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?

Could be: Sometimes the deep layers heal faster than the top skin layer. As long as the deeper layers are closed, just keep the wound clean and covered. If the deep layers seem open, have your surgeon recheck the wound.

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What is a ganglion cyst?

What is a ganglion cyst?

Inflamed tendon: 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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What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

Synovial cyst: 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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What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Wrist mass: 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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How to know if I have a ganglion cyst?

How to know if I have a ganglion cyst?

See orthopedic Dr.: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or coming from any joint is called a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are not usually associated with much pain or discomfort until they become large. They extends from the joint space. It's, like blowing up a tiny balloon from between your knuckles. These often bust when a person bumps them. They will reoccur unless they are surgically tied off. I suggest you see an orthopedic surgeon to further assess and evaluate.

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What are the symptoms of ganglion cyst?

What are the symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Various: Many ganglion cysts do not hurt and are only demonstrate a mass in the affected area. Depending on the location of the cyst, and size, pain can accompany the cyst. It is also possible that the cyst can compress nerves or other structure.

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Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

We don't know: If I had the answer to this, I would be a famous man. There are theories, but no right answer. It is thought that a defect in the joint capsule or ligamentous tissue results in tissue weakness, that allows joint fluid to escape into the weakness. As fluid escapes, it gets trapped by the one-way valve effect of the defect, thus producing the cyst.

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Ganglion cyst. ... Comes and goes. Why?

Ganglion cyst. ... Comes and goes. Why?

Ganglion cyst: It is like a bubble on a tire. If there is more pressure built up inside the joint, it will tend to expand the "bubble".

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Accompanied pain w/ ganglion cyst? What should I do?

Accompanied pain w/ ganglion cyst? What should I do?

Excision of cyst: Ganglion cysts can be associated with pain and are easily removed. Surgeons can remove them with an open or arthroscopic technique. I personally prefer an arthroscopic approach so I can also evaluate for other pathology. If the cyst is on the hand or wrist you can get an evaluation from a hand surgeon for further treatment options.

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