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Doctor insights on: Should I Get A Ganglion Cyst Removed From My Forehead

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Should I get a ganglion cyst removed from my forehead?

Should I get a ganglion cyst removed from my forehead?

Possibly: A ganglion cyst will form on a tendon, i'm not aware of the forehead being a location for that. For that reason it should be evaluated and possibly removed. Could it be a sebaceous cyst? ...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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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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When you get a Ganglion Cyst removed do they give any kind of relaxation medication if you anxiety?

When you get a Ganglion Cyst removed do they give any kind of relaxation medication if you anxiety?

Yes/no: If they are simply aspirating the cyst, usually just some local numbing medicine. But if you're concerned, you can request a medicine. If they are surgically excising the cyst, then you will have full general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I get my ganglion cyst surgically removed?

Depends on: Location, size, and symptoms, so many factors to consider. Consult an orthopedic surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic.. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more

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Should I get my ganglion cyst surgically removed or drop a book on it?

Should I get my ganglion cyst surgically removed or drop a book on it?

Not either: If it doesn't bother you then just observe it for now. Surgery is recommend if it bothers you and conservative treatment fails including aspiration by a qualified person. ...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


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more