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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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I felt a pop between my thumb & index finger 4 days ago and have had constant, severe pain in veins in hand, wrist since, similar to ganglion cyst leak?

I felt a pop between my thumb & index finger 4 days ago and have had constant, severe pain in veins in hand, wrist since, similar to ganglion cyst leak?

Needs to be checked: You need to get it checked by your doctor to find out what is going on and get appropriate therapy/treatment. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! do you think it would a numbness in my fingers?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! do you think it would a numbness in my fingers?

Possibly: Ganglions are fluid filled cysts. They can cause local pressure and mass effect. Occasionally, cysts can put pressure on a nearby nerve, causing symptoms of numbers, tingling, weakness and.Or pain. ...Read more

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How rare is a ganglion cyst in the ulnar side of the wrist? Can it be removed without a huge scar? It's uncomfortable to use my fingers.

How rare is a ganglion cyst in the ulnar side of the wrist? Can it be removed without a huge scar? It's uncomfortable to use my fingers.

Not rare: Flexer part of wrist , is less common than dorsal ( extensor ) yes could be removed with minimum scar speak to your family doctor to ever you to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Hurt wrist in April, had MRI, shows ganglion cyst, effusion and tear but Dr says nothing wrong, why? Painful and hurts to move fingers.

Hurt wrist in April, had MRI, shows ganglion cyst, effusion and tear but Dr says nothing wrong, why?  Painful and hurts to move fingers.

MRI explains it: "effusion and tear" of the structures in the wrist or hand, could cause the symptoms. Not sure why your doctor said "nothing wrong". Sometimes a surgeon will say "nothing I can do" and a patient hears "nothing wrong". Doctors who specialize in PM&R (or Physiatry), use non surgical ways of treating soft tissue injuries. Might be worth seeing one. Bringing previous records is always a good idea ...Read more

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3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen ? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen ? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

Keep area clean&dry: Call the surgeon tomorrow and ask to come in to get it rewrapped if they feel it's necessary. They may allow you to keep it open if it's clean and not showing signs of redness or inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful.The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep.My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful.The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep.My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

Ganglion cyst: Obtain a second opinion or ask for clarification from the surgeon. Perhaps the cyst is not causing any problems and you misunderstood the surgeon's reason(s) for not operating. Ganglion cysts are filled with synovial fluid and are an out-pouching of the joints or tendons. Surgical excision remains the primary treatment but sometimes they are aspirated or injected with cortisone. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on the top joint of my finger. Should I have a hand surgeon remove it?

I have a ganglion cyst on the top joint of my finger. Should I have a hand surgeon remove it?

Not necessarily: If doesn't bother you, then leave it alone. Ganglion cysts tend to recur after removal and they never turn into anything serious. ...Read more

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Had ganglion cyst removed. Now I have a burning pain through my little finger. I can't fully bend without burning & shooting pain in side of hand ?

Had ganglion cyst removed.  Now I have a burning pain through my little finger.  I can't fully bend without burning & shooting pain in side of hand ?

Sounds like Ulnar nv: Sounds like a terminal twig of the ulnar nerve in the way of one of the digital branches got affected or irritated by the surgery or removal of the cyst. That can happen. Sometimes that will calm down after a time and other times you'll need some medication assistance for the pain. Check with the surgeon or a neurologist. If it's a recent event then, tincture of time may do the trick. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst and numbing in hand, what can cause this? Hi. I have a ganglion cyst on my left hand near my wrist. It is causing great discomfort and pain. Now my fingers and part of my hand is numb. I wore a emobilizer last night and my mom thinks it is n

Ganglion cyst and numbing in hand, what can cause this? Hi. I have a ganglion cyst on my left hand near my wrist. It is causing great discomfort and pain. Now my fingers and part of my hand is numb. I wore a emobilizer last night and my mom thinks it is n

Either : Either the ganglion is pressing against a nerve, or mom was right, and the immobilizer you wore was, indeed, too tight. Why suffer? Go see a hand surgeon. Ganglion cysts can be aspirated (drained) and sometimes, a little cortisone injected after the aspiration could prevent it from recurring (as they sometimes do). If all else fails, the surgery to remove it is not terribly disabling or complicated. ...Read more

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Fingers swell when on long, brisk walks. No blood pressure issues or high sodium intake. Have ganglion cyst on left wrist. Thoughts or ideas, please.

Fingers swell when on long, brisk walks. No blood pressure issues or high sodium intake. Have ganglion cyst on left wrist. Thoughts or ideas, please.

Finger swelling: If it subsides after walking; you may blame the position and pooling of lymph or blood products. It is not related to the cyst on your wrist and there doesn't seem to be pain or colour change. All the best. Move your fingers as you walk. ...Read more

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Hand surgery: What is the most effective way to rid my index finger knuckle of a ganglion cyst besides draining or excision? Is radio frequency used?

Hand surgery: What is the most effective way to rid my index finger knuckle of a ganglion cyst besides draining or excision? Is radio frequency used?

Treatments: for ganglion cysts can be conservative and surgical. Radio frequency can be used as well as natural methods and medications. Many patients will have their cysts dissolve without ever needing surgical intervention. Best wishes! ...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

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What kind of doctor do I need to remove a ganglion cyst from my finger?

What kind of doctor do I need to remove a ganglion cyst from my finger?

Hand surgeon: I would recommend an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the hand due to the delicate and detailed nature of hand anatomy. ...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)

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