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Is it okay for your hand to be numb after ganglion cyst surgery?

Is it okay for your hand to be numb after ganglion cyst surgery?

Depends for how long: Depending on the location of your ganglion cyst, it's possible that some sensory nerve branches may have been stretched, causing a temporary numbness. It is not a common occurrence, but it could happen. It should be temporary. You should discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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Have had a ganglion cyst aspirated once. Wrist is once again in pain and hand gets sore and numb. What should I do next?

Have had a ganglion cyst aspirated once. Wrist is once again in pain and hand gets sore and numb. What should I do next?

Different: Ganglion cyst is a mass on the dorsum or undersurface of the wrist. Iftentimes they are asymptomatic. Carpal tunnel is a compression of the nerve by the ligaments of the wrist and can cause pain with use, numbness or tingling of the hand or fingers and sometimes weakness. ...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

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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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! Do you think it would a numbness in my fingers?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! Do you think it would a numbness in my fingers?

Possibly: Ganglions are fluid filled cysts. They can cause local pressure and mass effect. Occasionally, cysts can put pressure on a nearby nerve, causing symptoms of numbers, tingling, weakness and. Or pain. ...Read more

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Can my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Can my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Not likely: It is rare for a problem in the finger to cause symptoms in the wrist. Ganglion cysts in the finger are usually due to arthritis in the joints, especially the distal interphalengeal joint (dip or last knuckle). More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) or cervical radiculopathy (herniated disk in the neck). See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do for numb sensation in wrist after ganglion cyst develops?

What to do for numb sensation in wrist after ganglion cyst develops?

Ganglion cyst dose: Not cause numbness but some time it cause pressure on the tract of the nerve which lead to numbness that usually will after the ganglion cyst treated. ...Read more

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A ganglion cyst that was popped in my hand 3 months ago is back. What is te next course of treatment?

A ganglion cyst that was popped in my hand 3 months ago is back. What is te next course of treatment?

Surgery: Drainage of a ganglion cyst tends to have a pretty high rate of recurrence. If the cyst is causing symptoms such as pain or discomfort, I think surgery is the way to go. It's a fairly minor procedure that can be done in less than an hour as an outpatient procedure. Recurrence rates are much lower after surgery. ...Read more

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Have a small ganglion cyst on my left hand. Not painful. Can I strap it up tightly with wrist straps and do a bench press workout?

Have a small ganglion cyst on my left hand. Not painful. Can I strap it up tightly with wrist straps and do a bench press workout?

Up to you: Ganglion cyst is an outpouching of one of the tendon sheaths in your hand. If it's bothering you do nothing. In the "old days" they used to smash them with the family Bible. ...Read more

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I had a ganglion cyst removed from my finger now weeks later the tip of my finger is still numb and my finger is peeling really bad is this normal?

I had a ganglion cyst removed from my finger now weeks later the tip of my finger is still numb and my finger is peeling really bad is this normal?

Numbness is not but-: -if there was a lot of swelling of the finger it can peel like a sunburn. Re-check with your surgeon. He is the one familiar with you and your surgery.

Good Luck! ...Read more

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A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.

A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.

Get accurate: Diagnosis first. If it is a ganglion for sure, nothing needs to be done unless it causes symptoms. Sometimes, a simple aspiration and steroid injection would do it. Go an see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Good Morning, I have a Ganglion Cyst in my right hand which has grown to such a degree that it hampers use of my hand. Do I need to see a specialist?

Good Morning, I have a Ganglion Cyst in my right hand which has grown to such a degree that it hampers use of my hand. Do I need to see a specialist?

Yes: You should definitely consult with a hand surgeon who will recommend surgery.
The procedure is relatively simple and you should be able to resume normal activities within a couple of weeks. You may have to wait about 4 weeks before resuming strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Ganglion cyst in hand just ruptured. Hit with phone. What should I do next?

Ganglion cyst in hand just ruptured. Hit with phone. What should I do next?

Pretty heavy phone?: Do they still have telephones heavy enough to rupture a ganglion cyst? Well, in general those things will just drain into the surrounding subcutaneous tissue.....it may recur....it may not....if it hurts I'd use a bag of ice and take some tylenol (acetaminophen) as a First Aid measure....but there's really nothing much more to do than very conservative treatment. If things don't get any better then, eval ...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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Painful ganglion cyst on upper side of left wrist. I'm right handed and don't use my left hand much, how did it appear on my opposite hand?

Painful ganglion cyst on upper side of left wrist. I'm right handed and don't use my left hand much, how did it appear on my opposite hand?

Not overuse syndrome: Ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from wrist joint when a defect develops in the joint capsule. Can be trauma related, related to underlying arthritis changes, iatrogenic or from abnormal stress to joint. So appearing on non-dominant hand is not unusual ...Read more

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Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?

Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?

Could be: Sometimes the deep layers heal faster than the top skin layer. As long as the deeper layers are closed, just keep the wound clean and covered. If the deep layers seem open, have your surgeon recheck the wound. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between a ganglion cyst on the top of my hand, and the area itching? It has itched once before while it grew. Should I worry?

Is there a relationship between a ganglion cyst on the top of my hand, and the area itching? It has itched once before while it grew. Should I worry?

Don't worry: Puritis or itching is carried by same nerve fibers that carry pain sensation. If the ganglion gets inflamed from irritation or overuse can cause itching in some patients. ...Read more

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I have a bump about the size of a marble on the back of my left hand, at my wrist. I had it checked out. We thought it was a ganglion cyst but it wasn't that. What could it be?

I have a bump about the size of a marble on the back of my left hand, at my wrist. I had it checked out. We thought it was a ganglion cyst but it wasn't that. What could it be?

Boss: The top two diagnoses for bumps on the top of the hand are ganglion cyst and carpometacarpal boss. How do you know that it isn't a ganglion cyst? If you are certain, I would refer you to a health care professional for a diagnosis. Carpometacarpal bosses are small bone spurs or outgrowths from the corresponding joint. If they are painless, observation is recommended. ...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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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

A benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the ...Read more