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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

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

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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I had a ganglion cyst removed from my finger now weeks later the tip of my finger is still numb and my finger is peeling really bad is this normal?

I had a ganglion cyst removed from my finger now weeks later the tip of my finger is still numb and my finger is peeling really bad is this normal?

Numbness is not but-: -if there was a lot of swelling of the finger it can peel like a sunburn. Re-check with your surgeon. He is the one familiar with you and your surgery.

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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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For a ganglion cyst removal at the base of the inside of the middle finger, can this be done in the office setting under local anesthesia?

For a ganglion cyst removal at the base of the inside of the middle finger, can this be done in the office setting under local anesthesia?

Local yes, office no: I remove a majority of hand cysts under local anesthetic, but usually at the outpatient surgery center. The need for a tourniquet, other equipment or surgical assistance can make doing procedures in the office impractical. Make sure to see a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...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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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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How complicated is carpal tunnel surgery, ganglion cyst, and trigger finger.all at one time?

How complicated is carpal tunnel surgery, ganglion cyst, and trigger finger.all at one time?

More than one at tim: But there is no set "how" or amount. It is a great subject to talk about INDIVIDALLY with a surgeon if that is what someone is seeking. Much depends upon how severe each problem is by itself, how healthy the person is, age general health, risks vs benfits of doing it all at once vs having more than one trip to the OR. Where the ganglion is ie the finger near the trigger or somewhere else. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have a ganglion cyst should I be worried if it gets bigger? It's on the palm side at the base of my pointer finger pea size for now

Ganglion: Occasionally the Cagliari can envelop the radial artery, but unless you start having tingling in the hand or vascular issues, it won't be an issue. They can get bigger and smaller, but commonly don't cause too much of an issue. ...Read more

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I had a small ganglion cyst in my foot finger. It got injured and them little yellow fluid was visible and then foot started to swell.

I had a small ganglion cyst in my foot finger.  It got injured and them little yellow fluid was visible and then foot started to swell.

Immediate action.: I'm not sure if the injury you sustained was to the toe, foot, ganglion or all three. I can tell you this though. Hearing the words injury, yellow fluid and swelling should make one concerned. You need to have the foot examined before the condition escalates into a serious problem. ...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


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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