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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 li ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating Ganglion Cysts

Use over the counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not pop or squeeze the cyst
Once
If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
Once
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Had lg ganglion cyst removed on thumb knuckle . Have constant burning in thumb, numb on thumb tip. Should i worry about nerve damage? Thank you.

Had  lg ganglion cyst removed on thumb knuckle . Have constant burning in thumb, numb on thumb tip. Should i worry about nerve damage? Thank you.

Good sign: Dead nerve do not hurt. The dysesthesia you describe means the nerve is working - just not too well. It is trying to recover from injury. It should recover with time and appropriate care. You may use local anesthetic cream to help numb it during the recovery. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating Ganglion Cysts

If they're small, they can be observed only
Every other month
If cysts are getting bigger, consult Orthopedist
3x year
Know some subside by themselves, but can come back
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Can my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Can my ganglion cyst on my finger be the reason that my wrist feels numb?

Not likely: It is rare for a problem in the finger to cause symptoms in the wrist. Ganglion cysts in the finger are usually due to arthritis in the joints, especially the distal interphalengeal joint (dip or last knuckle). More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) or cervical radiculopathy (herniated disk in the neck). See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How is a ganglion cyst treated besides a bible being dropped on it?

Aspiration, surgery: I would not recommend the "bible" treatment. Typically, these cysts can be aspirated (drained with a needle) although there is a high recurrence rate. Surgery can offer a more definitive solution. Also, these are not malignant, so if it is not bothering you it can simply be observed or watched over time. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

We don't know: If i had the answer to this, i would be a famous man. There are theories, but no right answer. It is thought that a defect in the joint capsule or ligamentous tissue results in tissue weakness, that allows joint fluid to escape into the weakness. As fluid escapes, it gets trapped by the one-way valve effect of the defect, thus producing the cyst. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get a ganglion cyst removed?

Is it painful to get a ganglion cyst removed?

Minimal pain: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is a minimally invasive surgical technique and relatively painless, typically performed under general anesthesia. Through small portals, the ganglion stalk can be visualized and excised with precision instrumentation. The cyst can then be decompressed through an accessory portal. Local anesthesia is placed over the portal sites. ...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 ...Read more

 

Ganglion Cyst: Definition

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