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How do you care for a ganglion cyst that was aspirated on top of your wrist?

How do you care for a ganglion cyst that was aspirated on top of your wrist?

Depends: Consult with the doctor who aspirated it because there is no one way to care for it. The options are generally a bandaid, pressure dressing, or splint. But some physicians encourage deep massage and followup times may vary as well as need for further workup depending on symptoms and possible associated issues. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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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How do you care for a ganglion cyst that was already aspirated on your wrist?

How do you care for a ganglion cyst that was already aspirated on your wrist?

Same: Same as you would a respected ganglion. Gradual return to normal function with appropriate protection. ...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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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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I go to culinary school (constant wrist activity) and need a ganglion cyst removed from the top of my wrist. Around how long should I need off?

I go to culinary school (constant wrist activity) and need a ganglion cyst removed from the top of my wrist. Around how long should I need off?

3-7 days: Depending on the procedure either open surgery or arthroscopy, post-operative recovery times can vary. Also, in many cases there are other joint pathology identified during the surgery. In most cases, the wrist needs to be splinted for 3-7 days. For mucous cysts, there is no need for splinting and the wrist can be used immediately. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, what to do?

Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, what to do?

If bothering you: See a surgeon and get it removed , is simple low risk out patient procedure, speak to your family doctor. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

Ganglion cyst on top of the wrist, should I be concerned?

Joint fluid hernia..: Ganglion cysts are filled with joint fluid, usually from one of the wrist joints, that has been expressed from the joint to form a cyst under the skin. They are usually associated with a weak area of the joint capsule. They can be removed if symptomatic, but have a tendency to recur even after complete removal. Also, there may still be pain after removal of the cyst. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my wrist and it's painful. I went to theelse had had this problem with a cyst?

What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my wrist and it's painful. I went to theelse had had this problem with a cyst?

Dorsal Carpal Gangli: Carpal ganglions are a frequent cause of wrist pain but you should have it evaluated by a Hand Surgeon because extensor tenosynovitis and other issues can mimic it. Do not hit it with a book! I've seen patients who have fractured their wrists trying this home remedy. Aspiration/injection or excision is the way to go if these are painful. ...Read more

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I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up it on the top of my wrist?

I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up  it on the top of my wrist?

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. ...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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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

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