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I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?

I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?

Sometimes a ganglion: cyst is really secondary to other issues in the region it arose from such as underlying degenerative changes or arthritis. Ask your surgeon as to the possible causes of your ongoing symptoms. ...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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I have a ganglion cyst. How long until i'm off from work?

I have a ganglion cyst. How long until i'm off from work?

Depends: What kind of work? Heavy work involving use of hands like construction, driving, or even prolonged computer use may need at least a week off. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will i be off of work for a ganglion cyst removal?

Can someone tell me how long will i be off of work for a ganglion cyst removal?

Depends : Most ganglions are in your wrist. The usual time off from work is 7-10 days to allow the skin to heal. Some can return to work sooner if they don't us their hands too much, and can keep the wound dry. ...Read more

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How long willit take to heal from ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Quick: Usually less than a week to recovery full functiion. Will need protected use for up to four weeks. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from ganglion cyst removal surgery?

It depends on where: Soft tissue surgery usually heals in about 3 weeks. With ganglions the location can cause this to vary. It is possible for the incision to heal but have a delay in restoration of full function depending on the tendon involved. ...Read more

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- how long does it the swelling at the ganglion cyst excision site to go down?

- how long does it the swelling at the ganglion cyst excision site to go down?

Good Luck.: There is really no way of knowing for sure. Factors influencing post-operative swelling include, age, location, size, activity level and tissue disruption from the surgery are just a few. Some never swell and some can swell for extended periods. Follow the post-operative instructions and avoid over use until the wound can get a good start at healing. ...Read more

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How long does a ganglion cyst stay ? I think i may have one, but on the side of my wrist.

Can be a long tome: Can go see a hand specialist to take care of it, especially if it bothers you. ...Read more

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How long before i may return to work after ganglion cyst surgery on my wrist?

How long before i may return to work after ganglion cyst surgery on my wrist?

Most return in few : Days to a few weeks. Though the exact size, location of the cysts and other issues in the wrist such as arthritis, underlying ligament and capsular issues and even how and why the ganglion was removed can play a role.
Talk to your surgeon regarding you. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...No one answer ! ...Read more

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How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

How long will my ganglion cyst surgery be? And how long do I have to stay in the hospital afterwards?

Easy questin: The producer will take about 15-20 minutes, and you will the hospital in about hour after that. That the normal course. ...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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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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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