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Ganglion cyst first knuckle middle finger What causes it?What can I do to get rid of it?Would having long time acrylic nails have anything to do w/it?

Ganglion cyst first knuckle middle finger What causes it?What can I do to get rid of it?Would having long time acrylic nails have anything to do w/it?

No: there are few reasons, but never seen nails to be the cause, ( unless you used acrylic nail on middle finger only). Most cyst will resolve after few weeks. Wait and see, don't mess with it. It keeps getting bigger and does not go away surgeons can help. ...Read more

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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 my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Can my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Not likely: It is rare for a problem in the finger to cause symptoms in the wrist. Ganglion cysts in the finger are usually due to arthritis in the joints, especially the distal interphalengeal joint (dip or last knuckle). More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) or cervical radiculopathy (herniated disk in the neck). See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...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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I have a ganglion cyst on my finger. Is there anyone who has had this problem and had it corrected. How ?

I have a ganglion cyst on my finger. Is there anyone who has had this problem and had it corrected. How ?

Very common: A ganglion on the finger is quite common. It is benign and does not require surgey. If you find it unsightly and/or if it is painful, you can have it removed under local anesthesia. The recurrence rate after excision is less than 10%. ...Read more

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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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Tingling in pinky finger 1 week post op from ganglion cyst surgery what can I do to relieve this ?

Tingling: If this is in the same finger as the ganglion there may have been pressure on the nerve or need for the nerve to be handled but the otherwise may simply be swelling in the finger. ...Read more

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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)

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