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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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Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Maybe: These cysts can be very hard. They are typically removed by a hand specialist ortho, general surgery, or plastics. Ask your primary care provider if a referral is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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1 Dr said bone spur & 2nd Dr says that I have a ganglion cyst in my hand. Any tests to tell me what it is? Tired of pain, weakness and tingling.

1 Dr said bone spur & 2nd Dr says that I have a ganglion cyst in my hand. Any tests to tell me what it is? Tired of pain, weakness and tingling.

Ganglion: Ganglion is a collection of jelly like fluid where can confirmed by ultrasound. Bony spurs can be differentiated from ganglion by an X ray. If cyst is causing pressure on nerve that can cause pain, tingling and weakness, please see a orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ganglion cyst on wrist 9/16/13 had 2 return in 6 wks. It has been recently hurting. Surgery? What to do? Not returned since hist: htn & pcos

Diagnosed w/ganglion cyst on wrist 9/16/13 had 2 return in 6 wks. It has been recently hurting. Surgery? What to do? Not returned since hist: htn & pcos

Surgery: Ganglions are cysts arising from the membrane surrounding your wrist joint. They are notorious for recurring if not excised completely. A trained hand surgeon can remove them with a short procedure. Even after surgery they can recur but rarely do. All other methods of removal (including the traditional: hitting them with a big book) have unacceptably high recurrence rates. ...Read more

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What does a ganglion cyst on my wrist mean?

What does a ganglion cyst on my wrist mean?

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

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Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, what to do?

Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, what to do?

If bothering you: See a surgeon and get it removed, is simple low risk out patient procedure, speak to your family doctor. ...Read more

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How ldo you remove a ganglion cyst within the wrist?

How ldo you remove a ganglion cyst within the wrist?

Surgery: It is a short outpatient surgery which requires anesthesia. Takes about 30-60 minutes. You will have some mild discomfort to the wrist but this will pass in about a week. ...Read more

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Should you lift weights with a ganglion cyst on your wrist?

Should you lift weights with a ganglion cyst on your wrist?

Of course: If it is asymptomatic with no pain and does not restrict your wt lifting. ...Read more

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I had a ganglion cyst in my wrist but there is still pain and weakness?

I had a ganglion cyst in my wrist but there is still pain and weakness?

Cyst still there: Ganglion cysts grow and shrink depending on the amount of fluid being pushed into them. The cyst may not be visible but what has been causing the fluid production is likely still there. ...Read more

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Hello I was wondering I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist is it from me having lupus?

No: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder with many variations of presentation, but wrist ganglion is not one of them. Ganglions are out-pouching or herniation of a weakened portion of a joint capsule or tendon sheath. These are benign and should only be excised if they are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst in wrist injected with cortisone. What can I expect now?

Ganglion cyst in wrist injected with cortisone. What can I expect now?

Improvement in pain: The cortisone should help decrease swelling an inflammation in your wrist. Typically it takes about 3-4 days for the cortisone to take effect, but it can take 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Arthritis: If there is pain or swelling it is inflammatory
gal gluons are not causing inflammation or pain
many kinds of. Arthr itis may cause pseudoganglions. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a ganglion cyst removal on the wrist damaged or ruptured a tendon?

Yes: On the dorsum of the wrist the ganglion usually arises from the wrist joint and extends upward between the extensor tendons, so the tendons could possibly injured at the time of excision. On the volar side of the wrist the ganglion commonly arises from the s-l, or s-t joints and courses by or around the flexor carpi radialis which could be injured at the time of surgical excision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top side of my wrist. Two weeks ago I wentto the doctor?

Symptomatic?: If not symptomatic then this requires no treatment. If the ganglion is symptomatic then surgical excision is usually indicated. Aspiration can be attempted but the success rate is poor. Steroid injection is not! Indicated. If painful see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My son has a ganglion cyst on his wrist and now I just discovered a pea size bump under his chin. Help?

My son has a ganglion cyst on his wrist and now I just discovered a pea size bump under his chin. Help?

Child health: A wrist ganglion cyst and lump under the chin are not related, the chin lump is likely a lymph node and a pediatrician can easily assess this. ...Read more

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Can you have a ganglion cyst on bottom of wrist under thumb? Co-worker has hard bump that hurts and that comes and goes.

Yes: You can certainly have a ganglion cyst located in that region. This would more than likely be associated with the tendon sheath that helps move the thumb in toward the palm (flexion). These are easily treated but should be examined by a hand surgeon to make sure it is nothing else other than a typical cyst. ...Read more

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I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist. It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist. It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

Try aspiration first: Ganglions are common benign cysts in the hand/wrist. You should have a doctor exam to confirm. I tell my patients who have pain-free cysts to monitor them. Cysts can go away on their own. If they becomes much larger, painful, or limit function, we can perform an aspiration procedure in the office (needle drainage). Surgery is successful for removal the majority of the time with few complications. ...Read more

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There's 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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I have a very painful ganglion cyst on the radial side of my wrist. I am leaving on a trip in a month. If I have the mass removed, will I be pain free?

I have a very painful ganglion cyst on the radial side of my wrist. I am leaving on a trip in a month. If I have the mass removed, will I be pain free?

Possible: 4 wks time is enough for healing, best option see your doctor, if pain is due to the pressure, get it aspirated you will be pain free, after return from the trip, plan elective removal, some times (rare) ganglion may not come back after aspiration. ...Read more

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Can I pop my ganglion cyst on my wrist with a thumbtack and push out the gel substance I've tried hitting it with a book and it won't work and I've had it for like 6 months now and I want to get rid of it

Can I pop my ganglion cyst on my wrist with a thumbtack and push out the gel substance I've tried hitting it with a book and it won't work and I've had it for like 6 months now and I want to get rid of it

Ganglion cyst: This is a benign cyst that results from a rupture of the synovial capsule of the bones in the wrist. It can get bigger over time and cause symptoms. Treatment can involve aspiration with a high risk of recurrence or surgery to repair it. Surgery is outpatient and can take about an hour. ...Read more

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How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counter indicated for velar wrist ganglions. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

Degeneration: A ganglion cyst is a swelling of the wrist joint structures and is usually inflammatory or degenerative. If the ganglion is getting larger or hurting you can have it operated on by an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Wrist ganglion cyst-- tell me removal complications?

Several: Though none of these issues are common but all could happen including recurrence of the cyst, infection, nerve or tendon damage and the risk of anesthesia, painful scar. This covers most of the potential problems but again these are not common. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

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

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What is the recovery time for ganglion cyst removal on wrist?

Splinting: Surgery requires a period of splinting post operatively usually 3 weeks to avoid the possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have a wrist ganglion cyst. What should I do?

I'm starting to think I have a wrist ganglion cyst. What should I do?

See doctor: If you have a new swelling on dorsum or palmar surface of wrist and it is bothersome see you doctor for surgical referral. Surgery is simple and outpatient. ...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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more