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

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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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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I have a ganglion cyst on my right wrist, palm side. i am experiencing numbness and tingling in both hands overnight. is that normal?

I have a ganglion cyst on my right wrist, palm side. i am experiencing numbness and tingling in both hands overnight. is that normal?

Nocturnal tingling: of the hands usually is due to carpal tunnel syndrome. It's not uncommon to see carpal tunnel in individuals who also have ganglion cycts. Have your neurologist do an EMG / NCS to clarify matters ...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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Doctor told me I have a ganglion cyst should I be worried if it gets bigger? It's on the palm side at the base of my pointer finger pea size for now

Ganglion: Occasionally the Cagliari can envelop the radial artery, but unless you start having tingling in the hand or vascular issues, it won't be an issue. They can get bigger and smaller, but commonly don't cause too much of an issue. ...Read more

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I am seeing a surgeon on 4/29/13 for a ganglion cyst. Its on my dominate hand the right. Mixed in arteries, work in labor field how long recovery time?

I am seeing a surgeon on 4/29/13 for a ganglion cyst. Its on my dominate hand the right. Mixed in arteries, work in labor field how long recovery time?

Ganglion cyst: Having both evaluated/ treated this complaint and experienced this surgery myself - i advise caution in your expectations. I had this surgery in college (30 years ago) and due to the tissue removed and vascular involvement - this wrist has remained weak throughout my life. Not debilitatingly weak - but I have needed to revisit occupational therapy a few times. Be sure you get this therapy. ...Read more

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Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesnt 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. Doesnt 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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Ganglion cyst and numbing in hand, what can cause this? Hi. I have a ganglion cyst on my left hand near my wrist. It is causing great discomfort and pain. Now my fingers and part of my hand is numb. I wore a emobilizer last night and my mom thinks it is n

Either : Either the ganglion is pressing against a nerve, or mom was right, and the immobilizer you wore was, indeed, too tight. Why suffer? Go see a hand surgeon. Ganglion cysts can be aspirated (drained) and sometimes, a little cortisone injected after the aspiration could prevent it from recurring (as they sometimes do). If all else fails, the surgery to remove it is not terribly disabling or complicated. ...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