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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 type of doctor should you see for a ganglion cyst?

What type of doctor should you see for a ganglion cyst?

Hand Surgeon: A hand surgeon is best trained to drain or remove a ganglion cyst of the hand or wrist. ...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?

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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Ganglion cyst recurs within two to three weeks after the treatments from doctor. Without surgery, may I have any suggestions to releive?

Ganglion cyst recurs within two to three weeks after the treatments from doctor. Without surgery, may I have any suggestions to releive?

Ganglions are: Fluid filled sacs from a joint or tendon sheath. They are not harmful but can cause local irritation. And at times joint pain. They may be sign of remote injury or arthritis as well but can form in the absence of those with normal structures. They can be observed, aspirated and injected or excised depending upon location, severity and "need" for treatment. Make sure there is the right diagnosis. ...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 cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didn't work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didn't work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

No sooner No later.: The only thing that's "needed" is that you feel comfortable with having the cyst removed. If you have no discomfort, then have it removed when you're ready. After all, the cyst will probably still be there when you are ready. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have a ganglion cyst should I be worried if it gets bigger? It's on the palm side at the base of my pointer finger pea size for now

Ganglion: Occasionally the Cagliari can envelop the radial artery, but unless you start having tingling in the hand or vascular issues, it won't be an issue. They can get bigger and smaller, but commonly don't cause too much of an issue. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

There are different: Types of (blood clots).... Anything that can be seen on the surface of the skin like black and blue etc is not a true blood clot. Blood clots that concern us medically are deep vein thrombosis.
You should be fine with removing the ganglion. Keep in mind his is elective surgery so if you needed to wait for the "clot" you speak of to go away first, that can be done. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Would I see for a ganglion cyst?

Surgeon: This could be hand, general, or pediatric surgeon depending on age of patient. ...Read more

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What type of dr to see for ganglion cyst?

What type of dr to see for ganglion cyst?

Hand surgeon: Hand surgeon if the cyst is on the hand/wrist. ...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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Why don't I see a bump if I have a ganglion cyst?

Why don't I see a bump if I have a ganglion cyst?

It may be very small: A ganglion cyst is a common benign condition usually associated with some weakness of the deep tissues surrounding a joint or tendon sheath allowing the synovial fluid to escape into a small sac or cyst. It only needs treatment if painful or bothersome, so don't worry! ...Read more

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I'm told I have a ganglion cyst but I don't see a bump, could it be something else?

I'm told I have a ganglion cyst but I don't see a bump, could it be something else?

Yes: You could have a bone cyst or you could have tendonitis occurring. Usually, a ganglion cyst will be palpable through the skin, and if you hold a small penlight to it, it will trans-iluminate. Some physicians will try to aspirate the gel like fluid from the cyst and then inject a small amount of steroid solution to try to shrink it. A more definitive exam would be an mri, but these are rather costly. ...Read more

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What type of anesthesia is usually given for a ganglion cyst removal?

What type of anesthesia is usually given for a ganglion cyst removal?

Local and sedation: Many ganglion cysts are found on the inner part of the wrist. Most of the time, they can be removed under local anesthesia (numbing medicine given by the surgeon) with some sedation given by the anesthesiologist to help you relax and help with any other discomfort. This is a minor procedure that can usually be done on an outpatient basis so that you can go home the same day. ...Read more

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Should I see an orthopedic surgeon or poiatrist for ganglion cyst removal?

Depends: Where is the location of the ganglion? Most are located on the wrist and some located at the located at ankle level. An orthopedic, hand, or general surgeon can handle a ganglion cyst. ...Read more

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