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White lump on my wrist. What could this be?

White lump on my wrist. What could this be?

Ganglion cyst: Most bumps on the dorsal side of the wrist are gangklion cysts. These are outpouchings of joint fluid from the wrist the wrist joint, which present as soft, moveable bumps. On occasion they can be painful. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my wrist but it doesn't hurt. What is it and what can be done about it?

I have a lump on my wrist but it doesn't hurt.  What is it and what can be done about it?

Best to ask your Dr.: That's good that you have a lump or cyst on your wrist that isn't bothering you. Your doctor can better answer what you should do and can do in case you want to remove it. Plus it would be good for your doctor to measure the size of your lump/cyst, and document how it looks. ...Read more

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I popped my large ganglion cyst on my wrist yesterday by bashing it with a book but there is still a lump on my wrist what could this be?

I popped my large ganglion cyst on my wrist yesterday by bashing it with a book but there is still a lump on my wrist what could this be?

Won't work: bashing it with a book won't get all of it. If it is bothering you (since these are benign lesions, some leave them alone), you either have to have it surgically removed or injected with steroid. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my wrist ivet researched it and i think it is ganglion cyst its only small. Aparently you can hit it and i will go down? Is this true

I have a lump on my wrist ivet researched it and i think it is ganglion cyst its only small. Aparently you can hit it and i will go down? Is this true

Hitting cysts: if you hit it you will only succeed in fracturing your wrist which is not advisable at all. You may also burst the sac of the cyst and flatten it by getting the liquid out but it will seal itself eventually and fill up again because it is connected to the wrist joint underneath and that is full of liquid and will help replenish that sac. Best way to get rid of it is unfortunately surgery. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my wrist that swells and is very painful. After several test i'm told that its tendinitis. Can i get rid of this?

I have a lump on my wrist that swells and is very painful. After several test i'm told that its tendinitis. Can i get rid of this?

Let me explain: The first step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is understanding what caused it. Many general causes of repetitive stress injuries can be contributing factors for tendonitis of the wrist. Stopping the stress. The next step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is to use proper body mechanics in all wrist related activities. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my wrist. It's a little sore if I move my wrist and it's on the upper part(not palm side). It shows if I bend wrist.What could it be?

I have a lump on my wrist. It's a little sore if I move my wrist and it's on the upper part(not palm side). It shows if I bend wrist.What could it be?

Ganglion cyst?: with just that info I would say the odds are in your favor it is a benign ganglion cyst. If it continues to bother you I would see your hand surgeon for aspiration or surgical removal. ...Read more