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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 kind of doctor do I need to remove a ganglion cyst from my finger?

Hand surgeon: I would recommend an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the hand due to the delicate and detailed nature of hand anatomy. ...Read more

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reoccurring ganglion cyst what would a doctor reccomend?

Recurrent ganglions: that are problematic can be excised. The key word is problematic as they are benign and not harmful and if there are no issues, no pain, no nerve irritation , no discomfort, having a ganglion is not a reason to need surgery. having a ganglion that bothers you can be a reason to have surgical excision, but many have ganglions that are not symptom causing and have them for years. ...Read more

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I had a ganglion cyst pressed on & popped by my doc a few weeks ago. I have INTENSE sharp pain and feels as though I slept on it wrong, why?

I had a ganglion cyst pressed on & popped by my doc a few weeks ago. I have INTENSE sharp pain and feels as though I slept on it wrong, why?

Nerve ending trauma?: Sometimes compression/pressure can get the cyst to resolve, but there is a risk of trauma to the nerve endings, particularly if the cyst "pops," as yours did. This could result in the intense pain you describe. Other approaches that have been used to treat ganglion cysts include aspiration, which has a risk of occurrence, and surgery, which can provide definitive care. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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When must I call my doctor if I have ganglion cyst pain?

When must I call my doctor if I have ganglion cyst pain?

Be sure its a gang: A ganglion is a benign outpouching of fluid from a joint. There are many other 'lumps ' that can form over joints so get checked. However regarding the ganglion, if it interfers with your ability to peform activiies, or your ability to wear socks, gloves or hurts, get it checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top side of my wrist. Two weeks ago i wentto the doctor?

Symptomatic?: If not symptomatic then this requires no treatment. If the ganglion is symptomatic then surgical excision is usually indicated. Aspiration can be attempted but the success rate is poor. Steroid injection is not! indicated. If painful see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to make the pain of a ganglion cyst go away in my wrist! I have tried everything! doctor told me to grow out of it! pain help!

Depends: Many wrist ganglions are not painful and do not need to be treated. When they do cause problems such as pain (at rest or with activity) treatment may be indicated. I treat ganglions 1 of three ways: 1. Needle aspiration, 2. Steroid joint injection, 3. Surgical excision. See a hand specialist for and evaluation and to discuss the best treatment for you. Until consider ice and nsaids. ...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