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Ganglion Cyst On Top Of Hand
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?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a ganglion cyst removed on the top of my wrist over two months ago sever swelling and loss of feeling in hand still?
Hard lump on top center of hand in 3 year old. Not a ganglion cyst, not a foreign body. Dr does not know what it is but concerned because of growth. ?
Not necessarily: If doesn't bother you, then leave it alone. Ganglion cysts tend to recur after removal and they never turn into anything serious. ...Read more
Joint fluid hernia..: Ganglion cysts are filled with joint fluid, usually from one of the wrist joints, that has been expressed from the joint to form a cyst under the skin. They are usually associated with a weak area of the joint capsule. They can be removed if symptomatic, but have a tendency to recur even after complete removal. Also, there may still be pain after removal of the cyst. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Hello, I have what I fully believe to be a ganglion cyst on top of my wrist. Surgery and needles are not an option for me, is it safe to use the book?
Book Smarts.: Safe or not, that technique has worked for many a person, including myself, for many years. In time, however. the book slap be came non effective and I had to resort to excision. ...Read more
Hi, I have a ganglion cyst on top of my my right wrist, had it removed 2x and i can't seem to get rid of it. Would it safe to get a tattoo to cover it?
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
Depends: Consult with the doctor who aspirated it because there is no one way to care for it. The options are generally a bandaid, pressure dressing, or splint. But some physicians encourage deep massage and followup times may vary as well as need for further workup depending on symptoms and possible associated issues. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can distinguish a ganglion cyst from any other type of bump on top of the wrist. My bump is small and somewhat moveable.
I go to culinary school (constant wrist activity) and need a ganglion cyst removed from the top of my wrist. Around how long should I need off?
3-7 days: Depending on the procedure either open surgery or arthroscopy, post-operative recovery times can vary. Also, in many cases there are other joint pathology identified during the surgery. In most cases, the wrist needs to be splinted for 3-7 days. For mucous cysts, there is no need for splinting and the wrist can be used immediately. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my wrist and it's painful. I went to theelse had had this problem with a cyst?
Dorsal Carpal Gangli: Carpal ganglions are a frequent cause of wrist pain but you should have it evaluated by a Hand Surgeon because extensor tenosynovitis and other issues can mimic it. Do not hit it with a book! I've seen patients who have fractured their wrists trying this home remedy. Aspiration/injection or excision is the way to go if these are painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up it on the top of my wrist?
Synovial fluid: Fills ganglion cysts. These cysts are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large . This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger as more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back spontaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden squishy lump on top of wrist. Not usually tender. Seems to fit the ganglion cyst descriptions. Could it possibly be a more serious condition?
My daughter had a ganglion cyst on her left wrist on top of the artery. She just showed me it busted and is complainining about pain when she bends or puts pressure on it is it normal? She has had it for 3 year with no pain or discomfort until it busted.
Ganglion cyst in my wrist on top had a steroid shot in it .It got bigger but sometimes flattens out and moves and is very sore to touch.Is this norm?
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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