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Doctor insights on: Ganglion Cyst On Collar Bone

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My collar bone is sticking out (past 60 days). I've been told via a CT scan it's a ganglion cyst pushing the bone. Should I request an MRI?

My collar bone is sticking out (past 60 days). I've been told via a CT scan it's a ganglion cyst pushing the bone. Should I request an MRI?

No point unless Symp: Unless you're having symptoms related to the collar bone (or unexplained symptoms), there's no point to the MRI. It will only show you the ganglion cyst that you know is already there. It won't push you towards surgery, especially if you don't have symptoms, unless you've talked to a surgeon. Get the CT scan report & image b4 talking to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to discuss further. Thanks ...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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Can a ganglion cyst get hard like a bone?

Can a ganglion cyst get hard like a bone?

Yes it can: Some it feel like a bone but it is a cyst full of thick fluids. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...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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Hello, I have a ganglion cyst on my foot and it's small and hard as a bone but it really hurts to walk. How would I go about getting it removed?

Hello, I have a ganglion cyst on my foot and it's small and hard as a bone but it really hurts to walk. How would I go about getting it removed?

See foot specialist: A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet and ankles could easily help address your problem. ...Read more

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1 Dr said bone spur & 2nd Dr says that I have a ganglion cyst in my hand. Any tests to tell me what it is? Tired of pain, weakness and tingling.

1 Dr said bone spur & 2nd Dr says that I have a ganglion cyst in my hand. Any tests to tell me what it is? Tired of pain, weakness and tingling.

Ganglion: Ganglion is a collection of jelly like fluid where can confirmed by ultrasound. Bony spurs can be differentiated from ganglion by an X ray. If cyst is causing pressure on nerve that can cause pain, tingling and weakness, please see a orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't 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. Doesn't 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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Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous is surgery my best course of action?

Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous is surgery my best course of action?

Not yet: Aspiration (using a needle to drain it) would be helpful, but most likely will return, however it's still an option before surgery. Injection steriod into the area is not recommended as it can commonly lead to achilles tendon rupture. If pain continues even after aspiration, then surgery is a viable and safe option as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hi! I was born with a lot of cysts clustered on neck right above my collar bone (right side) I wanted to know if there's something wrong with my body?

Hi! I was born with a lot of cysts clustered on neck right above my collar bone (right side) I wanted to know if there's something wrong with my body?

Cystic Hygroma?: Cystic Hygromas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic tissue. They typically occur in the neck and surrounding areas, including intrathoracic structures. If they cause obstruction to the airway or the blood vessels, they need immediate treatment. Treatment options are surgery, sclerosing agents, chemotherapy (although not malignant) or Radiation. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node above right collar bone. Is this a cyst or something else?

Swollen lymph node above right collar bone. Is this a cyst or something else?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...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?

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

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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more