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Is there a relationship between a ganglion cyst on the top of my hand, and the area itching? It has itched once before while it grew. Should I worry?

Is there a relationship between a ganglion cyst on the top of my hand, and the area itching? It has itched once before while it grew. Should I worry?

Dont worry: Puritis or itching is carried by same nerve fibers that carry pain sensation. If the ganglion gets inflamed from irritation or overuse can cause itching in some patients. ...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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How do I treat a ganglion cysts on top of the hand, or will it go away on its own?

How do I treat a ganglion cysts on top of the hand, or will it go away on its own?

Wait and see: Ganglion cysts are very common on the top of the wrist. Sometimes they go away on their own, but that tends not to be the case if it's been there for a while. If you bump it hard enough on something, you may find that it changes in size or goes away completely. It might be worth seeing a hand surgeon to make sure it's a cyst. ...Read more

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Can you remove a ganglion cyst on the top side of your hand without surgery?

Can you remove a ganglion cyst on the top side of your hand without surgery?

Yes: Ganglion cysts on the top side (non-palm side) of the hand can be removed through an aspiration procedure. This is a simple office procedure where a needle is introduced into the ganglion cyst and its contents are aspirated. However, the risk of recurrence following an aspiration procedure is very high--as high as 75-80%. Consider the risks of recurrence when deciding on treatment options. ...Read more

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What does a ganglion cyst in the palm of your hand look like?

Contact Hand surgeon: Palmar aspect lumps are usually smaller than the dorsal hand/wrist ganglions. They feel firm and arise from tendon sheaths. Sometimes flexor tenosynovitis may create swelling and is associated with pain and limitation of movement. Contact a hand surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Theres 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?

Surgeon: Time to visit your local neighborhood orthopedic hand specialist. The cyst goes down to the bone, so to keep it from coming back needs surgery. Of course if it isn't painful, it's not necessary, but if it is, surgery is the best option. ...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)

Ganglion cysts are fluid collections that can form in the tendons of ...Read more