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What does a ganglion cyst on my wrist mean?

What does a ganglion cyst on my wrist mean?

Joint fluid hernia..: Ganglion cysts are filled with joint fluid, usually from one of the wrist joints, that has been expressed from the joint to form a cyst under the skin. They are usually associated with a weak area of the joint capsule. They can be removed if symptomatic, but have a tendency to recur even after complete removal. Also, there may still be pain after removal of the cyst. See a hand surgeon. ...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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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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I've ganglion cyst on my wrist that won't go away since high school and i'm turning 30. Should i be worried?

Ganglion cyst: No worry. This is not serious. There are ways of helping this. You can drain the cyst and inject it with steroids. Or a little known treatment is that you (your doctor) can place a large silk suture into the cyst and leave it in for 2 days and remove. The silk causes a reaction which in turns scars down the cyst. If nothing helps a hand surgeon can remove it. Or. You can leave it. ...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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Hello I was wondering I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist is it from me having lupus?

No: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder with many variations of presentation, but wrist ganglion is not one of them. Ganglions are out-pouching or herniation of a weakened portion of a joint capsule or tendon sheath. These are benign and should only be excised if they are symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! it burst but might be coming back, do you think it would?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! it burst but might be coming back, do you think it would?

Yes: If it is in fact a ganglion cyst, which arises from a joint, most often the wrist, it may rupture or be drained, but they usually eventually return. The most effective way to permanently get rid of it is with a minor surgical procedure to excise it down at its origin near the joint space. ...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've this ganglion cyst on my wrist it is extremely painful and sometimes i feel like its disrupting the blood flow do I need to be afraid?!

I've this ganglion cyst on my wrist it is extremely painful and sometimes i feel like its disrupting the blood flow do I need to be afraid?!

No: Ganglions do not invade blood supply. They can increase in size and apply pressure to adjacent structures, hence pain and/or tinglin if pressure is applied to a nerve. If function is severely affected in your estimation then have it surgically excised. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! do you think it would a numbness in my fingers?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist! do you think it would a numbness in my fingers?

Possibly: Ganglions are fluid filled cysts. They can cause local pressure and mass effect. Occasionally, cysts can put pressure on a nearby nerve, causing symptoms of numbers, tingling, weakness and.Or pain. ...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)

Ganglion cysts are fluid collections that can form in the tendons of ...Read more