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Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didnt work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didnt work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

No sooner No later.: The only thing that's "needed" is that you feel comfortable with having the cyst removed. If you have no discomfort, then have it removed when you're ready. After all, the cyst will probably still be there when you are ready. ...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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Is it better to have an orthopedic or dermatologist excise ganglion cyst from toe?

Is it better to have an orthopedic or dermatologist excise ganglion cyst from toe?

Orthopedic: You can chooses either an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. Both are experts with the foot and toes. ...Read more

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I have a large ganglion cyst on large toe, previous surgery to toe, ceilectomy? was performed, now appears to have bunion also, what to do?

I have a large ganglion cyst on large toe, previous surgery to toe, ceilectomy? was performed, now appears to have bunion also, what to do?

You can try : Having it drained by a doctor the cyst) they do have a propensity to come back as they usually arise from a tendon sheath or the joint and open surgery may be necessary. With regards to a bunion, that would depend on if you have pain to decide what to do with it..,, ...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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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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Ganglion cyst on base of big toe. Should i see a podiatrist or dermatologist?

Ganglion cyst on base of big toe. Should i see a podiatrist or dermatologist?

Ganglion cyst: You should see a podiatrist , they 'll be able to evaluate you and make sure that 's what it is an determine the course of treatment ie. Aspiration, removal , etc. ...Read more

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Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...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?

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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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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more