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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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What can happen when a ganglion cyst pops?

What can happen when a ganglion cyst pops?

Pain, may resolve: You may have some mild pain, and the cyst may simply resolve. For example, ganglionic cysts in the wrist for example, used to be called bible cysts, as people would use a large book, like a bible to "hit them and rupture them." this of course is not recommended to do nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could a ganglion cyst go away on it's own?

No: Ganglions can wax and wane changing in size and symptoms but do not typically disappear on their own. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do about a ganglion cyst?

Please advise me what to do about a ganglion cyst?

Ganglion cyst: Evaluation, xray, injection, drainage are part of a workup. Many cysts do not hurt so an xray of the joint may give information about this. Old fracture, arthritis, inflammation, an old ligament injury, rheumatoid arthritis, DJD with ganglions see a hand surgeon. http://www.assh.org/public/handconditions/pages/ganglioncysts.aspx https://twitter.Com/drwint. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal: indications, risks, alternatives?

Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ganglion cyst?

What is the definition or description of: Ganglion cyst?

See below: A ganglion cyst is 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 wrist and the foot. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed a ganglion cyst. What is it made of?

Thick fluid: Fluid from a joint or tendon sheath leaks into the ganglion sac..The more water soluble elements diffuse out, leaving a thicker gelatin like substance. ...Read more

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The pain has not subsided at all from my ganglion cyst. What else can I do?

The pain has not subsided at all from my ganglion cyst. What else can I do?

Depends: Was ganglion cyst removed or is it still present? If removed then check with your doctor especially if has been more than six weeks since procedure. If it has not been treated and it is bothering you significantly perhaps it is time to consider taking care of it once and for all. ...Read more

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How to treat a ganglion cyst?

How to treat a ganglion cyst?

Depends: Rest, anti-inflammatory medication can help. If it continues to bother you with pain or affecting wrist function see a doctor. They may aspirate it or recommend excision. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Can a ganglion cyst come back?

Yes: A ganglion cyst can spontaneously rupture, be successfully aspirated or even surgically removed and recur. The recurrence rate after surgery should be low if done in the or by a hand surgeon. ...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)

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