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How Long Should Ganglion Cyst Last
I had ganglion cyst removed 4 months ago and I still have wrist hand elbow pain how long will this last?
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
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
Depends where: Usually an uncomplicated out patient procedure.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Quick: Usually less than a week to recovery full functiion. Will need protected use for up to four weeks. ...Read more
As long as you want: 50% of ganglions disappear on their own without aspiration. ...Read more
Variable: Days to months and then there is always a chance of spontaneous involution. ...Read more
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
Can be a long tome: Can go see a hand specialist to take care of it, especially if it bothers you. ...Read more
Hi I have what I think is a ganglion cyst on the side of my wrist but it has got bigger in last couple of days and is hurting do I need to worry??
Worry does nothing: See hand surgeon for excision. If not treated will probably worsen ...Read more
About 6 weeks: It need about 6 weeks for it to heal.Thank you. ...Read more
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
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
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
Not long: It is a fairly simple procedure and does not usually require much recovery time. ...Read more
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
How long should I expect to have some nerve/tendon pain & soreness ? Ganglion Cyst Removal Dorsal Wrist 7/10/14
Varies: It varies somewhat, but usually patients are fully recovered by 8-12 weeks ...Read more
After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.
1-2 weeks: Depends if by 'back' you mean sole, which could take longer. Need time for the skin to heal and as long as there is no major joint or tendon involvement you should be ready to go. However, as with any procedure, it will heal when it heals, and it's important to follow your doctor's advice as to your progress and resumption of activity. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?
It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more
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
I had ganglion cyst wrist surgery 3 weeks ago, how much longer will I have pain when i move my wrist. I hurts when i take splint off and move it.
Dissipates in 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 yiour surgeon regarding your scenario. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...Read more
Popped ganglion cyst swimming in ocean w/fins (rubbed cyst). Treating with antibiotic&bandaid; looks ok. How long should I wait to go in ocean again?
I have a huge ganglion cyst on the top, right side of my right knee. After four or five aspirations. We finally decided on surgery. Well, I have had it aspirated twice since then (surgery was done in april 2012). The last aspiration removed 50cc of fl
After surgery to remove small ganglion cyst of tendon on back of big toe, how long will the pain persist and when would i be able to wear a dress shoe?
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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