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Doctor insights on: Ruptured Ganglion Cyst

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Symptoms of a ruptured ganglion cyst?

Symptoms of a ruptured ganglion cyst?

Temporary Pain: Ganglions are fluid filled cysts that can occur near a joint. They can rupture with trauma (thus the old treatment of hitting them with a bible) or excessive pressure. If that occurs, the area may swell for a few days, and the area may be a little stiff and sore. Some ice and Ibuprofen should help. ...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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What happens if a ganglion cyst ruptures?

What happens if a ganglion cyst ruptures?

It drains: If the ganglion cyst drains into the skin the cyst will disappear for awhile. It may recur. The fluid may reaccumulate afterward. ...Read more

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If a ganglion cyst ruptures on its own, can it regrow?

If a ganglion cyst ruptures on its own, can it regrow?

Yes it may: Yes it may recur but it does not necessarily and therefore it is best to observe. ...Read more

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Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Nerve damage if ganglion cyst ruptures?

Not likely: Although rupture cysts can cause temporary pain and discomfort, the "nerve damage" they might cause would be minor and should resolve spontaneously within in a short period of time. If you develop persistent pain after what you think was a ruptured ganglion cyst, see your pray care physician or specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a ganglion cyst rupture a few days ago. Is pain and sensitivity in wrist normal?

Had a ganglion cyst rupture a few days ago. Is pain and sensitivity in wrist normal?

Yes: post surgical pain and sensitivity are completely expected, and usually not a sign of anything "wrong". If you're concerned however, call your surgeon's office to be sure. Also, make sure to keep your post-op appointment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a very painful ganglion cyst for a year. 1 week before surgery it ruptured on its own. Will I be able to still get surgery to remove the stem?

Ask your doc...: How has the ruptured cyst evolved over the past week? If getting better slowly and surely, give time & patience. Meanwhile, ask your surgeon for specific detail and expectation. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Is it possible that a ganglion cyst removal on the wrist damaged or ruptured a tendon?

Yes: On the dorsum of the wrist the ganglion usually arises from the wrist joint and extends upward between the extensor tendons, so the tendons could possibly injured at the time of excision. On the volar side of the wrist the ganglion commonly arises from the s-l, or s-t joints and courses by or around the flexor carpi radialis which could be injured at the time of surgical excision. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst in hand just ruptured. Hit with phone. What should I do next?

Ganglion cyst in hand just ruptured. Hit with phone. What should I do next?

Pretty heavy phone?: Do they still have telephones heavy enough to rupture a ganglion cyst? Well, in general those things will just drain into the surrounding subcutaneous tissue.....it may recur....it may not....if it hurts I'd use a bag of ice and take some tylenol (acetaminophen) as a First Aid measure....but there's really nothing much more to do than very conservative treatment. If things don't get any better then, eval ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on my wrist ruptured and has caused severe discoloration like severe bruising? Why?

Ganglion cyst on my wrist ruptured and has caused severe discoloration like severe bruising? Why?

Bleeding: there probably was some bleeding when it ruptured. But don't fear , as long as it improves over the next few days to weeks you should be fine. If it persists, or you have increasing pain or the mass returns you should see an MD ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Would rupturing it cause shap pain?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Would rupturing it cause shap pain?

Yes: Definitely rupturing it either purposefully or accidentally would cause sharp pain and perhaps decreased range of motion for a period of time. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst?

What is a ganglion cyst?

Inflamed tendon: Tendons run in sheaths, similar to the cables on a bicycle. Sometimes a minor trauma can cause the sheath to become inflamed and a small cyst can pop up. This is called a ganglion cyst. They are usually painless and sometimes go away on their own. If it isn't bothering you then you likely don't need to do anything with it. If it is bothering you, see your doc about removing it. ...Read more

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What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

Synovial cyst: Rupture of the synovium which is the cushion between the small bones of the wrist. The fluid that leaks out is then contained by the body and forms a cyst connected to the defect. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Wrist mass: Mass on top or undersurface of wrist (most common location). Mass may grow in size. Mass may be painful or not. Sometimes the mass may interfere with range of motion due to size. If symptomatic may be removed with surgery if it does not respond to rest. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a ganglion cyst?

How to know if I have a ganglion cyst?

See orthopedic Dr.: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or coming from any joint is called a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are not usually associated with much pain or discomfort until they become large. They extends from the joint space. It's, like blowing up a tiny balloon from between your knuckles. These often bust when a person bumps them. They will reoccur unless they are surgically tied off. I suggest you see an orthopedic surgeon to further assess and evaluate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ganglion cyst?

What are the symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Various: Many ganglion cysts do not hurt and are only demonstrate a mass in the affected area. Depending on the location of the cyst, and size, pain can accompany the cyst. It is also possible that the cyst can compress nerves or other structure. ...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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Ganglion cyst .... Comes and goes .. Why ?

Ganglion cyst  ....  Comes and goes .. Why ?

Ganglion cyst: It is like a bubble on a tire. If there is more pressure built up inside the joint, it will tend to expand the "bubble". ...Read more

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