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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Dr. Gary Pess Dr. Pess
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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...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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Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

Can a wrist ganglionic cyst rupture?

ganglion: Yes...In fact this used to be a treatment many years ago -- smack it with a bible! i wouldn't recommend it though. ...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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Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Yes: It depends on the site, but a skilled arthroscopist is typically well-trained in arthroscopic ganglion cyst excision. Complete excision is more important than technique, and obviously a complete open excision would be more ideal than an incomplete arthroscopic excision. A benefit of the arthroscopic approach is that the surgeon can "see" the stalk, which is paramount to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Could chiropractors treat ganglion cysts?

Could chiropractors treat ganglion cysts?

No: Ganglion cysts are synovial cysts arising from a joint, most commonly the wrist, or tendon. Manipulation will have no effect on the ganglion. If symptomatic most typically requires surgery, occasionally will respond to aspiration. See a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Yes: Ganglion cysts can get larger. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...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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Can you have IV sedation w/ stellate ganglion nerve blocks?

Can you have IV sedation w/ stellate ganglion nerve blocks?

Up to you: and your doctor. Some doctors offer it, others do not. If you are worried you will move because you are anxious when the injection is happening, I would suggest you get sedation. This injection is one where being still is of utmost importance. ...Read more

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My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

No: Most of the time in young women these cysts are functional/hemorrhagic cysts and resolve by themselves. If they keep enlarging, or become more symptomatic, surgery may be indicated. If there are imaging features suggestive of tumor rather than just hemorrhagic cyst surgery might also be indicated. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Slow down a bit...: Ok, you have a lot of issues just recently identified. I'm doubtful you have any cancer. Your biggest concern appears to be the ovarian cyst, which is probably benign, but you need to be evaluated by your gyn. The hernia is an elective process, and the liver cyst is probably congenital. Fibroids and nabothian cyst can also be evaluated by your gyn. Take a breath and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is a ganglion cyst diagnosed? Flashlight?

How is a ganglion cyst diagnosed? Flashlight?

Physical exam: Typically these cysts are readily diagnosed with a physical exam. Certainly, imaging studies such as ultrasound and MRI can also be helpful but are not usually necessary. Transilluminating the cyst with a "flashlight" is part of the physical exam and can help distinguish between a fluid filled mass and a solid one. ...Read more

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How does a ganglion cyst differ from a synovial cyst?

No difference: They are essentially the same with respect to origin and tissue type. ...Read more

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Thoracic spinal cord tumor growing, will it require removal?

Thoracic spinal cord tumor growing, will it require removal?

May be: Is the tumor in the spinal cord or in the tissue around the spinal cord? Depending on the location and type of tumor surgery may be needed. See this site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001403.htm. ...Read more

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Pineal Cyst growth: in 2011 9mm pineal cyst putting pressure on tectal plate. In 2016, MRI says same cyst 20mm flattening tectal plate. Concern?

Pineal Cyst growth:  in 2011 9mm pineal cyst putting pressure on tectal plate.  In 2016, MRI says same cyst 20mm flattening tectal plate.  Concern?

Here we go again: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & made an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the MRIs, & for a reason. The MRIs aren't the pt; you are. The doc who ordered the MRIs & knows YOU AS A WHOLE PERSON is ethically obligated to interpret the significance of the MRIs; or if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you can understand. ...Read more

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Hallo, today diagnosed-symptomatic 10 mm. Neurosacral cyst - Tarlov by MRI. Two years ago- hysterectomy ohne adneksi due to epitheloid trophoblast.

Hallo, today diagnosed-symptomatic 10 mm. Neurosacral cyst - Tarlov by MRI. Two years ago- hysterectomy ohne adneksi due to epitheloid trophoblast.

Many approaches: The cysts can be drained to temporarily relieve pressure and pain (fluid build-up in the cysts will recur). Corticosteroid injections may also temporarily relieve pain. Other drugs may be prescribed to treat chronic pain and depression. See your neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/461107_1 ...Read more

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One surgeon said lipoma and another said pilonidal cyst? Solid movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit but no drainage. Uninfected pilonidal?

One surgeon said lipoma and another said pilonidal cyst? Solid movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit but no drainage. Uninfected pilonidal?

Sounds like a pilo-: -nidal cyst. If there is some swelling there it may B a fatty deposit where the cyst is, or a quiescent area from previous infection. The fact that has a dimple, is the reason it's a pilonidal cyst. If not hot, sore, red, it is best to leave it alone. A surgeon should B who U C 4 this. ...Read more

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Wake up w/ horrible rectal pain like melon stuck. Laxative helps pain but not constipated. Only happens asleep. nerve root cyst in sacral spinal cord?

Wake up w/ horrible rectal pain like melon stuck. Laxative helps pain but not constipated. Only happens asleep. nerve root cyst in sacral spinal cord?

Proctalgia fugax: Your episodes are quite characteristic of proctalgia fugax which is a sudden, severe spasm of the levator muscle in the anorectal area. It is like a charley horse of the rectum and usually occurs during sleep. It lasts minutes and patients often sit on the toilet, without having a bowel movement, for relief. This is a nuisance but not serious. See a proctologist if you have further questions. ...Read more

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How are ganglion cysts removed?

How are ganglion cysts removed?

They can be: Aspirated - removal of contents by extracting with a needle poked into it. (under local anesthesia.) or they can be surgically excised. ...Read more

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