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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

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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Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Not really: You could go to youtube and watch the various ways of treatment by use of heavy books, etc. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ganglion cyst on wrist 9/16/13 had 2 return in 6 wks. It has been recently hurting. Surgery? What to do? Not returned since hist: htn & pcos

Diagnosed w/ganglion cyst on wrist 9/16/13 had 2 return in 6 wks. It has been recently hurting. Surgery? What to do? Not returned since hist: htn & pcos

Surgery: Ganglions are cysts arising from the membrane surrounding your wrist joint. They are notorious for recurring if not excised completely. A trained hand surgeon can remove them with a short procedure. Even after surgery they can recur but rarely do. All other methods of removal (including the traditional: hitting them with a big book) have unacceptably high recurrence rates. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

Degeneration: A ganglion cyst is a swelling of the wrist joint structures and is usually inflammatory or degenerative. If the ganglion is getting larger or hurting you can have it operated on by an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon. ...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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What is the recovery time for ganglion cyst removal on wrist?

Splinting: Surgery requires a period of splinting post operatively usually 3 weeks to avoid the possibility of recurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure ganglion cyst in my wrist?

Can you tell me how I could cure ganglion cyst in my wrist?

Aspiration: Before excising a large ganglion, aspiration and kenalog (triamcinolone) injections several months apart will usually eliminate a ganglion. ...Read more

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If I have ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems?

If I have ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems?

Not ususally: When a ganglion is removed from the wrist, if the wrist is not moved for a long time then it becomes stiff and as you start to move it the small scar stretches a little and may give you some pain. However, usually this is a minor surgery and the scar is not an issue though may be slightly prominent at times. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

Reduce scar: Very often when removing a ganglion the incision that is used to open the tendon sheath becomes scared. The best approach in early post op period is to use warm soaks after the sutures are out. If the scar persists then intr scar kenalog (triamcinolone) is used which is a form of steroid that is not quickl absorbed from the site of injection working better than cortisone. ...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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I had a ganglion cyst in my wrist but there is still pain and weakness?

I had a ganglion cyst in my wrist but there is still pain and weakness?

Cyst still there: Ganglion cysts grow and shrink depending on the amount of fluid being pushed into them. The cyst may not be visible but what has been causing the fluid production is likely still there. ...Read more

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I am having a ganglion cyst removed from my wrist. Will I have to take pain killers?

I am having a ganglion cyst removed from my wrist. Will I have to take pain killers?

Maybe: If you have a block and use ice you might not need strong pain killers. ...Read more

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Hello I was wondering I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist is it from me having lupus?

No: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder with many variations of presentation, but wrist ganglion is not one of them. Ganglions are out-pouching or herniation of a weakened portion of a joint capsule or tendon sheath. These are benign and should only be excised if they are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Had a ganglion cyst rupture a few days ago. Is pain and sensitivity in wrist normal?

Had a ganglion cyst rupture a few days ago. Is pain and sensitivity in wrist normal?

Yes: Post surgical pain and sensitivity are completely expected, and usually not a sign of anything "wrong". If you're concerned however, call your surgeon's office to be sure. Also, make sure to keep your post-op appointment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How much time should I have pain after having a ganglion cyst in my wrist aspirated?

How much time should I have pain after having a ganglion cyst in my wrist aspirated?

Failure: Ganglion cyst aspiration has a very poor success rate more than likely the cyst remains and is causing your pain. Recommend you seek care with a hand surgeon for possible excision. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removed by aspiration. It has been more than 10 days, but my wrist is hurting?

Still there: The ganglion may still be there even though you can't see it. You may also have an additional different problem causing the pain. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! It burst but might be coming back, do you think it would?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! It burst but might be coming back, do you think it would?

Yes: If it is in fact a ganglion cyst, which arises from a joint, most often the wrist, it may rupture or be drained, but they usually eventually return. The most effective way to permanently get rid of it is with a minor surgical procedure to excise it down at its origin near the joint space. ...Read more

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I might need to take time off work for a ganglion cyst removal on my wrist. Any ideas how long?

I might need to take time off work for a ganglion cyst removal on my wrist. Any ideas how long?

Few days: It depends on your work, labor or office, for labor about six weeks for office you could back to in few days, your doc will help with it. ...Read more

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I've ganglion cyst on my wrist that won't go away since high school and I'm turning 30. Should I be worried?

Ganglion cyst: No worry. This is not serious. There are ways of helping this. You can drain the cyst and inject it with steroids. Or a little known treatment is that you (your doctor) can place a large silk suture into the cyst and leave it in for 2 days and remove. The silk causes a reaction which in turns scars down the cyst. If nothing helps a hand surgeon can remove it. Or. You can leave it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to recover fast after a wrist ganglion cyst removal while typing 14 hours per day 6 days per week?

Is it possible to recover fast after a wrist ganglion cyst removal while typing 14 hours per day 6 days per week?

Lot of typing: Yes will recover like any one else with in few few wks of time, but you can not type! 4 hrs a day for 6 days a wk is lot of typing, that is too much stress on wrist joint. ...Read more

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My ganglion cyst is gone but now my wrist hurts and is weak since the last cyst went away, could there be damage?

My ganglion cyst is gone but now my wrist hurts and is weak since the last cyst went away, could there be damage?

Painful ganglion: The cyst wall may still be present and just deflated. A ganglion is the result of other underlying pathology such as arthritis, tendinitis, or a sprained ligament with a capsular tear. A thorough exam and some imaging studies can narrow down the potential causes, and if addressed can minimize recurrences. ...Read more

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How common is it after a ganglion cyst surgery not being able to move the wrist forward more than 30 degrees 9 weeks after surgery?

How common is it after a ganglion cyst surgery not being able to move the wrist forward more than 30 degrees 9 weeks after surgery?

Stiffness: It sounds like you may have stiffness secondary to a wrist contracture. You probably need to return to your surgeon for a re-evaluation and possibly a occupational therapy script. ...Read more

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I popped my large ganglion cyst on my wrist yesterday by bashing it with a book but there is still a lump on my wrist what could this be?

I popped my large ganglion cyst on my wrist yesterday by bashing it with a book but there is still a lump on my wrist what could this be?

Won't work: Bashing it with a book won't get all of it. If it is bothering you (since these are benign lesions, some leave them alone), you either have to have it surgically removed or injected with steroid. ...Read more

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I've this ganglion cyst on my wrist it is extremely painful and sometimes I feel like its disrupting the blood flow do I need to be afraid?!

I've this ganglion cyst on my wrist it is extremely painful and sometimes I feel like its disrupting the blood flow do I need to be afraid?!

No: Ganglions do not invade blood supply. They can increase in size and apply pressure to adjacent structures, hence pain and/or tinglin if pressure is applied to a nerve. If function is severely affected in your estimation then have it surgically excised. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ganglion cyst 9/16/13 and now I have very bad pain in my wrist that so bad sometimes I have to hypermove it what could I do?

I was diagnosed w/ganglion cyst 9/16/13 and now I have very bad pain in my wrist that so bad sometimes I have to hypermove it what could I do?

See hand surgeon: Ganglion cysts are very common and when they cause symptoms they are easily removed by both open and arthroscopic techniques. Removal often has better outcomes than aspiration with a needle and lower recurrence rates. I would recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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All of a sudden a bump popped up above her wrist. Today is the second day that it's been there. I think it's a ganglion cyst. How can she rid of it?

All of a sudden a bump popped up above her wrist. Today is the second day that it's been there. I think it's a ganglion cyst. How can she rid of it?

Provider is best: Draining the cyst with a needle and syringe at your provider's office is the preferred way. In the past some people have traumatized the cyst by hitting it with a book but that is a rather barbaric treatment in our day and age. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?

Can you tell me about ganglion cyst on the underside of the wrist and had surgery to remove it only to have it come back on the top side of the wrist?

Common: This is not the same cyst. There are approx. Ten small bones in the wrist. Each of them have a synovial capsule that could rupture and produce a ganglion cyst on the undersurface or top surface of the wrist. Ask your doctor if your activity or use of wrist is promoting this kind of formation. ...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