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What does it feel like to have a ganglion cyst removed from the side of their foot?

What does it feel like to have a ganglion cyst removed from the side of their foot?

Depends: It depends on location, size, depth. Also pain is perceived differently by people. ...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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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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I have ganglion cyst on my feet what can I do im in pain all day all night

I have ganglion cyst on my feet what can I do im in pain all day all night

See a foot doctor: Assuming you are correct with your diagnosis, they could be drained. ...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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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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I was advised to have a Ganglion cyst surgically removed from bottom of left foot by Podiatrist. MRI done as well. Is this necessary?

No: A ganglion cyst is a swelling in a tendon sheath due to irritation from tendon moving within sheath. Before I do any resection I usually aspirate the fluid with a #16 gage needle and inject approximately 5 cc of kenalog 40. In most instances recurrence does not occur. Doing an MRI serves no purposes since the process is localized and doesn't involve other tissue. ...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

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The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?

The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?

See the: Podiatrist good idea. They can be related. Gangling cysts often arise from tendon or joints. On the too of the foot near the first met cuneiform joint sometimes there is spurring of bone, this can pinch a nerve as well as allow ganglionic cyst to develop. ...Read more

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After lump and bruising on top of foot I had a ct (no contrast) and was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell this is a ganglion and not a tumor from just looking at the scan? They seemed very confident but I'm over researching.

After lump and bruising on top of foot I had a ct (no contrast) and was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell this is a ganglion and not a tumor from just looking at the scan? They seemed very confident but I'm over researching.

Different tissues.: You can have a high degree in confidence that the radiologist can differentiate between the two based on the ct scan. Generally speaking cysts are sacs filled with air, water or some other fluid. Tumors more solidly clumped tissues. ...Read more

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I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?

I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?

With contrast, yes.: If the CT was done with contrast, then the radiologist would likely be able to tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor. A ganglion cyst would have negligible enhancing tissue, while a sarcoma would be a solid lesion with significant enhancement. ...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