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Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

Scar massage: Swelling following surgery is quite common. Stiffness is also a common complaint. Physical therapy (or hand therapy) can be beneficial in improving wrist motion and swelling. Scar massage and desensitization exercises can be helpful to reduce swelling and sensitivity. ...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


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- how long does it the swelling at the ganglion cyst excision site to go down?

- how long does it the swelling at the ganglion cyst excision site to go down?

Good Luck.: There is really no way of knowing for sure. Factors influencing post-operative swelling include, age, location, size, activity level and tissue disruption from the surgery are just a few. Some never swell and some can swell for extended periods. Follow the post-operative instructions and avoid over use until the wound can get a good start at healing. ...Read more

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I applied essential oil to a ganglion cyst on my ankle and it dissolved but the surrounding area has significant swelling that is increasing over time?

I applied essential oil to a ganglion cyst on my ankle and it dissolved but the surrounding area has significant swelling that is increasing over time?

Hard to say.: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
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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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I had a ganglion cyst removed on thursday of this week, my hand is swollen, what can I do to treat the swelling.?

I had a ganglion cyst removed on thursday of this week, my hand is swollen, what can I do to treat the swelling.?

Elevation: Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Proper elevation typical consists of placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. Left chest) to allow gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc. ...Read more

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Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

May not: Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst 3 yrs back of wrist very large, burst on its own, there is swelling and discolor & unusual type of sac below cyst, hand weak & tingling?

Ganglion cyst 3 yrs back of wrist very large, burst on its own, there is swelling and discolor & unusual type of sac below cyst, hand weak & tingling?

Follow up: Ganglion cysts of the wrist can occasional cause problems such as bursting, pain, and swelling. When they cause neurologic problems such as weakness of the extremity, it is best to see an orthopedic specialist for further evaluation and management. All the best. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst burst today causing swelling discolor, weakness and tingling in hand, a new sac that is misshaped below cyst that is very loose & mushy?

Ganglion cyst burst today causing swelling discolor, weakness and tingling in hand, a new sac that is misshaped below cyst that is very loose & mushy?

See doctor timely...: Are you sure it is ganglion cyst bursting? Is this a new or recurrent event? If new, go to see doctor as soon as possible; if recurrent, watch and follow the pattern of previous resolution closely. But if too much deviating from prior course, see doctor soon so not to miss the time window of adequate clinical evaluation and treatment.

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I had carpal tunnel surgery with removal of ganglion cyst 1 month still having a great deal of pain, heat and swelling in my hand. Normal?

I had carpal tunnel surgery with removal of ganglion cyst 1 month still having a great deal of pain, heat and swelling in my hand. Normal?

No not normal: There are four main signs of inflammation: pain, heat, redness, and swelling. Those are signs that the immune system is activated. After a surgery there can be inflammation and it's normal for a few days. If it is present a month later it is concerning that there is either infection, or some kind of immune activation. It's worth getting it checked out right away by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I sustained a wrist injury 10 mos ago. I have a 6mm volar ganglion cyst and I continue 2 have wrist pain with my hand swelling. Would a shot help?

I sustained a wrist injury 10 mos ago. I have a 6mm volar ganglion cyst and I continue 2 have wrist pain with my hand swelling. Would a shot help?

Need proper diagnosi: First you need a proper diagnosis as to why your wrist is still painful. Inyections may help to control wrist synovitis or inflamation but proper diagnosis is the key to a sussccelful treatment. ...Read more

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I had a small ganglion cyst in my foot finger. It got injured and them little yellow fluid was visible and then foot started to swell.

I had a small ganglion cyst in my foot finger. It got injured and them little yellow fluid was visible and then foot started to swell.

Immediate action.: I'm not sure if the injury you sustained was to the toe, foot, ganglion or all three. I can tell you this though. Hearing the words injury, yellow fluid and swelling should make one concerned. You need to have the foot examined before the condition escalates into a serious problem. ...Read more

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Fingers swell when on long, brisk walks. No blood pressure issues or high sodium intake. Have ganglion cyst on left wrist. Thoughts or ideas, please.

Fingers swell when on long, brisk walks. No blood pressure issues or high sodium intake. Have ganglion cyst on left wrist. Thoughts or ideas, please.

Finger swelling: If it subsides after walking; you may blame the position and pooling of lymph or blood products. It is not related to the cyst on your wrist and there doesn't seem to be pain or colour change. All the best. Move your fingers as you walk. ...Read more

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There are swelling in my back?

There are swelling in my back?

Hard to say: It is hard to diagnose you without more info. Where on the back? Are the swollen areas itchy? How many are there? How long has it been there? Are they red? ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the body?

What causes swelling in the body?

Multiple causes -: Heart, kidney, lung, liver conditions; medication side effects etc. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the lower?

What causes swelling of the lower?

Lower extremity: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If the swelling is sudden and in only one extremity, a you should see your doctor immediately to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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Is there always swelling with enthesitis?

Is there always swelling with enthesitis?

Yes, swollen: Enthesitis or enthesiopathy is inflammation where tendons or ligaments insert into the bone. Recurring stress or inflammatory autoimmune disease can cause inflammation or occasionally fibrosis and calcification. One common site is at the heel, particularly the achilles tendon. It is associated with hla b27 arthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes sacral swelling?

What causes sacral swelling?

Sacral swelling: Swelling in this area is difficult to predict. It could be a pilonidal cyst or a lipoma or an abscess or a malignancy. I would recommend a referral to see a general surgeon who would be able to take your history and examine you and make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes facial swelling?

What causes facial swelling?

Many possibilities: There can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. Many possibilities exist. Allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune to name a few. Suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care doc or a healthtap prime or concierge appt to get a more accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Theoretically: Everything could. However, if you are asking about Lidocaine injected to induce local anesthesia, the swelling might be not only due to volume given but small bruise (hematoma) as well. Swelling can also be sign of inflammation or allergic reaction, with that broad question you might be better off discussing your specifics with the health professional. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual swelling normal?

Is premenstrual swelling normal?

Yes: You have been waiting a while for an answer, and though it out of my area of expertise: prodromal symptoms of oncoming or frank onset of menstruation could easily be the cause of swelling; or more commonly referred in this context to "water retention". ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more