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Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause referred pain to other joints on the same extremity. ...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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Ganglion cyst are often occuring, do they grow back even after you get rid of them?

Ganglion cyst are often occuring, do they grow back even after you get rid of them?

Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. The recurrence rate is about 15% in most series. ...Read more

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Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Is there another way to remove a ganglion/ganglion cyst apart from surgery? I've already operated once and it's coming back.

Nope: You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal. Drainage involves the doctor sticking the ganglion with a needle and aspirating the thick fluid out with a syringe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Yes: A ganglion cyst can spontaneously rupture, be successfully aspirated or even surgically removed and recur. The recurrence rate after surgery should be low if done in the or by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I thick the ganglion cyst get bigger at my work but go back to the same size went I driver home & get home & move it a little before I sleep whyisthat

I thick the ganglion cyst get bigger at my work but go back to the same size went I driver home & get home & move it a little before I sleep whyisthat

Effort: The ganglion is connected to the synovial space between the small bones of the wrist. The more work that the wrist is doing can express more synovial fluid into the ganglion. When at rest it can return to the space and the ganglion appear smaller. I would suspect that the communication between ganglion and wrist is moderate rather than small. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst: how often do they grow back?

Ganglion cyst: how often do they grow back?

< 5% with surgery: Ganglion cysts are managed by being left alone or hit with a heavy book like a bible - high recurremce rate. If treated by aspiration and steroid injection - I tell my patients two thirds will come back. Lastly if treated by surgical excision - the recurrence rate should be less than 5%. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! It burst but might be coming back, do you think it would?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! It burst but might be coming back, do you think it would?

Yes: If it is in fact a ganglion cyst, which arises from a joint, most often the wrist, it may rupture or be drained, but they usually eventually return. The most effective way to permanently get rid of it is with a minor surgical procedure to excise it down at its origin near the joint space. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?

Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?

Common: This is not the same cyst. There are approx. Ten small bones in the wrist. Each of them have a synovial capsule that could rupture and produce a ganglion cyst on the undersurface or top surface of the wrist. Ask your doctor if your activity or use of wrist is promoting this kind of formation. ...Read more

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Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?

Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?

Lump: Are you sure its a cyst and not soili? If its a cysts then its usually caused by a bone spur that needs to be removed to prevent recurrence. Any time you have boe surgery there is more pain than soft tissue surgery. ...Read more

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There's no visible growth but in the middle of my wrist its like I can't bend my hand fully back because something's there, been weeks, ganglion cyst?

Wrist issues-? Lump: Did you fall or were you in an accident and injured the hand recently. Ganglions are the commonest tumor in the hand and may present or become visible later. Patients may have symptoms similar to what you describe. Some smaller lesions can be diagnosed by scans. See a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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A ganglion cyst that was popped in my hand 3 months ago is back. What is te next course of treatment?

A ganglion cyst that was popped in my hand 3 months ago is back. What is te next course of treatment?

Surgery: Drainage of a ganglion cyst tends to have a pretty high rate of recurrence. If the cyst is causing symptoms such as pain or discomfort, I think surgery is the way to go. It's a fairly minor procedure that can be done in less than an hour as an outpatient procedure. Recurrence rates are much lower after surgery. ...Read more

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After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.

After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.

1-2 weeks: Depends if by 'back' you mean sole, which could take longer. Need time for the skin to heal and as long as there is no major joint or tendon involvement you should be ready to go. However, as with any procedure, it will heal when it heals, and it's important to follow your doctor's advice as to your progress and resumption of activity. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst in my wrist and it has come back. However this time is much more painfull when their is certain movements I do. What can I do?

Surgery: Ganglion cysts emanate from the joint and can cause pain with movement. Surgical excision removes not only the cyst but the stalk from which it communicates with the wrist joint. This is the best chance to have a low recurrence rate. ...Read more

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I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?

I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?

MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk' (from where the ganglion originated). Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Ganglion cysts are notorious for recurrence because oftentimes you cannot completely discern its origin. I recommend an MRI with contrast to accurately evaluate the extent and originationpart of the foot (joint or tendon) of the ganglion. ...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