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

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

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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What to do about a swollen wrist cyst?

What to do about a swollen wrist cyst?

Various: Most cysts that come from the wrist reflect a small amount of damage to the wrist joint. They swell up when the wrist swells from increased use or trauma. They can be aspirated (sucked out), left alone, or removed. There is always a chance that it will come back, since there is underlying damage to the wrist. Depending on the location, there is a very small chance of something more serious. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experience with wrist cysts?

Can you tell me about experience with wrist cysts?

Ganglion Cyst: I assume you are asking about a ganglion cyst, which commonly occurs on the dorsum of the wrist. The cheapest, most effective treatment is to rupture the cy"st by striking it sharply with a heavy book. The cyst will rupture, and in many cases will not recur. If it does, it's easy to "retreat." You can find a number of demonstrations on YouTube by googling Ganglion Cyst Treatment Book." ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time after wrist cyst removal?

What is the normal recovery time after wrist cyst removal?

3weeks: Recommend 3 weeks of immobilization to avoid recurrence of a ganglion cyst after surgery. Then may require a period of time to regain normal range of motion. Some swelling may persist for up to 4 months. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a wrist cyst and how are they formed?

How do I get rid of a wrist cyst and how are they formed?

Depends: A wrist cyst is usually a ganglion. Some recommend aspiration as an initial treatment. If it recurs then it can be surgically excised. ...Read more

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Is it weird to go to the doctor for two problems? I have a possible wrist cyst that hurts a lot but I also have muscle problems or spurrs in my ankle

Is it weird to go to the doctor for two problems? I have a possible wrist cyst that hurts a lot but I also have muscle problems or spurrs in my ankle

Not at all: Lacey, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine doctors are used to handling multiple issues at once. Their job is to care for a spectrum of problems. While a specialist may just handle one problem at a time, feel free to mention your multiple issues to your primary care doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have lupus and my wrist is swelling up and is very painful is there anything I can do to sooth it until I can see my dr.?

I have lupus and my wrist is swelling up and is very painful is there anything I can do to sooth it until I can see my dr.?

Try..: Try taking Aleve (naproxen) , 275mg 3-4x per day. You should have already seen a rheumatology practitioner. Reschedule an appointment. A wrist injection could help. ...Read more

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I'm a baker and have lupus/sjogrens. Sometimes when I'm using the piping bags I get really bad pain in my wrists/fingers. Is there something I can do?

I'm a baker and have lupus/sjogrens. Sometimes when I'm using the piping bags I get really bad pain in my wrists/fingers. Is there something I can do?

Yes: You can discuss these issues with the doctor who treats your lupus. You are not taking any specific meds that help, especially Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Are you seeing a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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Hi ck, &blood creatinine(3x),low ferritin, pos ana,&rf, neg lupus,other autoimm. Progressive pain in right wrist, fingers, brachial 3+ yrs - no dx!

See details: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If no, then do so. There is certainly an issue here with possible diagnosis being one of the connective tissue disorders. Consider seeing a rheumatologist at one of the major medical centers in NYC. ...Read more