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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?

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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I just found out that I have a ganglion cyst, and he told me i will have to get it surgically removed. Is that the only option?

No: Depending on location it can be asspirated but chances are small it will stay away. Splints and anti-inflamatories are used by some when the cyst hurts to decrease pain. Sometimes they spontaneously rupture. Lastly if it doesn't hurt just leave it alone. ...Read more

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I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist..It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist..It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

Try aspiration first: Ganglions are common benign cysts in the hand/wrist. You should have a doctor exam to confirm. I tell my patients who have pain-free cysts to monitor them. Cysts can go away on their own. If they becomes much larger, painful, or limit function, we can perform an aspiration procedure in the office (needle drainage). Surgery is successful for removal the majority of the time with few complications. ...Read more

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I have a radial volar ganglion cyst and im considering surgery.I play percussion and its my life!if i get it removed will it be costly to my playing?!

I have a radial volar ganglion cyst and im considering surgery.I play percussion and its my life!if i get it removed will it be costly to my playing?!

Treatment: Volar radial wrist ganglions should not be aspirated secondary to the potential for radial artery injury. With surgery and proper post operative care recurrence is 4-5 %, without proper post op care recurrence has been reported to be closer to 18%. Aspiration is only appropriate for dorsal wrist ganglions and success rate is poor maybe 20 - 30% at best. Surgery should not effect your playing. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a ganglion cyst on top of my my right wrist, had it removed 2x and i can't seem to get rid of it. Would it safe to get a tattoo to cover it?

I would not recommen: A tattoo over a ganglion. Ganglions come from the joint or tendon sheath below and contamination or infection can track back to the joint or tendon causing more problems. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How is ganglion cyst removed from the wrist?

Two options: Open surgical excision is the most common treatment. Another option is arthroscopic removal. Aspiration with a syringe is rarely successful and counter indicated for velar wrist ganglions. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get a ganglion cyst to go away naturally?

Bible: These were sometimes called "bible cysts" because people would use a heavy bible to smack the cyst and rupture it. In some cases it would go away for good. In some cases it would return and most likely the patient would avoid a retreatment! ...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


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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