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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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Hi I had a ganglion cyst removed from the side of my foot. The surgery was just over 2 weeks ago. Stitches were removed 2 days ago. I'm still in pain w?

Hi I had a ganglion cyst removed from the side of my foot. The surgery was just over 2 weeks ago. Stitches were removed 2 days ago. I'm still in pain w?

Post operative-itis: Because of the tedious dissection involved in cyst removal, involved nerves can become irritated and remain that way after surgery. This condition usually resolves by itself, or can be treated at the appropriate time as determined by the surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the cause go a ganglion cyst on the foot?

What is the cause go a ganglion cyst on the foot?

Inflammation: Usually inflammation that causes injury to the joint capsule with outgrowth of the synovial lining. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst of the foot from?

It is a fluid: Filled sac, the contents are often gelatinous, it could arise from a joint, or tendon. Not sure, if we know exactly why they occur but they do. They are benign and treated when they become painful or are enlarging. ...Read more

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How should you treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

How should you treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

First, you need to: Make sure it is indeed a ganglion cyst. Have it examined. True cysts can be drained and possibly a cortisone injection placed in there to get it to go down and hopefully stay down. On the bottom of the foot there can be fibromas, another animal entirely. But get it checked out first to make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Is ganglion cyst on the foot safe to be removed by chiropodist?

Is ganglion cyst on the foot safe to be removed by chiropodist?

Training: You need to find out if the provider is surgically trained and board certified. In some countries chiropodists are surgeons but this term has gone by the wayside in the us and most are more appropriately called podiatrists or podiatric surgeons. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

What can you do to treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

Surgery: One can try aspiration, which is have your doctor stick with a needle and draw off synovial fluid. This has high risk of recurrence. You can also have it surgically excised. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my foot as well as soft tissue damage. What does soft tissue damage mean?

Muscle, tendons: Soft tissue means anything other than the bone and thus usually means muscles, tendons, or even fascia. You need to ask him more about how to deal with it or prevent it from happening in the future. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have a ganglion cyst in foot that doesn't show up on x-rays. Will it go away on its own?

My dr told me I have a ganglion cyst in foot that doesn't show up on x-rays. Will it go away on its own?

Not likely: Although the cyst may be there, it does not mandate further care either. If there is growth or symptoms like pain or pressure, see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to discuss further options on care. ...Read more

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Having ganglion cyst removed from my foot in a week. I think the cyst burst but I still feel something there and pain. Do I still need to have surgery?

Having ganglion cyst removed from my foot in a week. I think the cyst burst but I still feel something there and pain. Do I still need to have surgery?

Depends on the pain: Ganglion cyst is frequently associated with other problems in the joint that are causing the pain. However, give it a minimum of 6 weeks before thinking of any other procedures. ...Read more

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What is the risk for needle aspiration of ganglion cyst on feet if it's close to the nerve? I already have MRI &xrays on it.

What is the risk for needle aspiration of ganglion cyst on feet if it's close to the nerve? I already have MRI &xrays on it.

Ganglion aspiration: Aspirating a ganglion cyst may offer temporary relief but it will likely reaccumulate fluid. Surgery is the only way to make sure the entire cyst is removed. See an orthopedist or a podiatrist, either can remove the cyst. ...Read more

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Is ganglion cyst on top of foot possibly gotten more easily or related to possible undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

Is ganglion cyst on top of foot possibly gotten more easily or related to possible undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

Yes: Soft tissue lesion need to be aspirated to obtain a diagnoses by a pathologist. See a Podiatrist to be sure this is a benign mass. It may be related to an autoimmune disease such as RA or simply from poor fitting shoes. ...Read more

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After small ganglion cyst is surgically removed from bottom of big toe will my foot be completely normal as it was before the cyst appeared?

After small ganglion cyst is surgically removed from bottom of big toe will my foot be completely normal as it was before the cyst appeared?

Near normal: Ganglion cyst excision is typically very well tolerated. The symptoms that you were experiencing preop restively will likely improve. However, as with all surgical procedures there will be scarring and this may or may not be painless. ...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?

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