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

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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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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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 tendinitis 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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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

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A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.

Get accurate: diagnosis first. If it is a ganglion for sure, nothing needs to be done unless it causes symptoms. Sometimes, a simple aspiration and steroid injection would do it. Go an see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on base of big toe. Should i see a podiatrist or dermatologist?

Ganglion cyst on base of big toe. Should i see a podiatrist or dermatologist?

Ganglion cyst: You should see a podiatrist , they 'll be able to evaluate you and make sure that 's what it is an determine the course of treatment ie. Aspiration, removal , etc. ...Read more

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What should I do to hide a ganglion cyst?

Depends: A lot depends on the location of the ganglion. If on the foot/ankle wear shoes and socks. If on the wrist then long sleeves but this will only work if sleeves are longish and may be uncomfortable. ...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