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Should I be concerned about a ganglion?

No: But have it seen to if it is very bothersome. It can dissapear by itsself.

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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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What are ganglion cysts?

What are ganglion cysts?

Fluid sack off joint: Joints are held together by ligaments and capsular tissue. These structures provide stability for the joint and keep the synovial fluid in place. Sometimes a small opening will develope in the capsule/ligament complex, allowing fluid to escape the joint. The body walls this fluid off in a membranous cyst. They get bigger and smaller because the communicate with the joint. They are often painless.

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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.

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Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Never Heard of it: Dermatofibromas are scar like growths deep in the dermis. Ganglion is a type of nerve. I am not aware of any relation between the two.

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Can ganglion cysts go away on their own?

Can ganglion cysts go away on their own?

Synovial fluid fills: Ganglion cysts. These 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 so they go up and down.

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Do ganglion cysts disolve by themselves?

Do ganglion cysts disolve by themselves?

No: Ganglion cysts tend to wax and wain depending on you level of activity as they are a direct extension of the joint they arise from. Rarely they will scar down preventing further expansion.

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What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

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.

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What are ganglion cysts and where located?

What are ganglion cysts and where located?

Arms and legs mostly: They are fluid containing structures, with joint fluid and linning, they develop because of congenital or aquired weaknesses in the capsules of joints or tendon sheaths.

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What do I do to alleviate symptoms of ganglion?

What do I do to alleviate symptoms of ganglion?

Ganglions are: Fluid filled sacs from a joint or tendon sheath. They are not harmful but can cause local irritation. And at times joint pain. They may be sign of remote injury or arthritis as well but can form in the absence of those with normal structures. They can be osbserved, aspirated and injected or excised depending upon location, severity and "need" for treatment.

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What are ganglion cysts and how are they treated?

A benign lesion: Consisting of a fluid filled sac or cyst. It is important to have contents aspirated to be sent to a lab and not simply thrown out. There are some lesions that are malignant that present in a similiar fashion and hence, any fluid aspirated is better send off for analysis than sitting in the bottom of the garbage.

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Metatarsalgia/plantafisha/knothenry/ganglions/biletaralforefoot al vrypainful end up cryingas hurtso badly, wotdo u think trment orthot did NT work!ow?

Separate out complai: You mentioned a number of things some of which can be treated with proper orthotics and some of mat need surgery. There is also a possibility that you have a systemic disease like rheumatoid arthritis. See specialist.

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What are the prescribtions for wrist ganglion?

What are the prescribtions for wrist ganglion?

Ganglion cyst: If it isn't bothering you nothing needs to be done. It doesn't lead to anything worrisome. A doctor can take a large needle and take out the thick gel like material, and sometimes that makes it go away. If not doing this and injecting it with a little steroid. Finally, surgery if that does not help. No prescription will help.

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Do you get a ganglion from an injury?

Good question.: The cause of ganglion cysts isn't really known, but they do tend to occur on the distal extremities, so the role of trauma or repeated micro-tramua probably can't be entirely ruled out.

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What is the definition or description of: ganglion?

Cyst of a joint: 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 treatment includes surgical removal.

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Ask a health question...How do you treat a ganglion. ?

Depends: This is very dependent on the location of the ganglion, associated factors and prior treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor and/or surgeon.

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I think i may have "ganglions" but i'm not sure, what should I do and are they serious?

Not usually serious: A ganglion is a benign cyst. It not producing pain or cosmetically a problem it should be left alone.

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What is a ganglion cyst?

What is a ganglion cyst?

Inflamed tendon: Tendons run in sheaths, similar to the cables on a bicycle. Sometimes a minor trauma can cause the sheath to become inflamed and a small cyst can pop up. This is called a ganglion cyst. They are usually painless and sometimes go away on their own. If it isn't bothering you then you likely don't need to do anything with it. If it is bothering you, see your doc about removing it.

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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.