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When can I resume going gym after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

When can I resume going gym after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Cyst: As soon as your wrist feels comfortable for the gym. There is a risk of recurrence if you go back too soon. Usually 2 to 4 weeks is the best course. Greg. ...Read more

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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Can I keep going to the gym and working out, after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Can I keep going to the gym and working out, after getting a ganglion cyst on the left wrist?

Ok after healed: Once your wrist has healed and you have been cleared by your physician, it is quite possible that you will be able to return to your work out routine with some minor modifications or restrictions. ...Read more

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Thought I had a ganglion cyst on the back of left wrist it wasn't it is causing pain & discomfort what could it be?

Fracture: Could be a slight fracture of one of the wrist bones with callus formation as it is healing. ...Read more

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My daughter had a ganglion cyst on the artery on her left wrist that busted today. She is complaining about pain when she bends it is that normal?

My daughter had a ganglion cyst on the artery on her left wrist that busted today. She is complaining about pain when she bends it is that normal?

Get her evaluated: Any new pain with the rupture of a cyst should be evaluated promptly by a physician. If there is increased swelling around the wrist or any limitation in her ability to move it, or reduced sensation in the affected hand, she should be seen in an urgent/emergent manner. ...Read more

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Painful ganglion cyst on upper side of left wrist. I'm right handed and don't use my left hand much, how did it appear on my opposite hand?

Painful ganglion cyst on upper side of left wrist. I'm right handed and don't use my left hand much, how did it appear on my opposite hand?

Not overuse syndrome: Ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from wrist joint when a defect develops in the joint capsule. Can be trauma related, related to underlying arthritis changes, iatrogenic or from abnormal stress to joint. So appearing on non-dominant hand is not unusual ...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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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist and it recently grew. Is there any chance it will get smaller on its own, or do they always get bigger over time?

I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist and it recently grew. Is there any chance it will get smaller on its own, or do they always get bigger over time?

Wait and watch: Ganglion cysts are common, often grow slowly or may remain unchanged in size for months. Not likely to get smaller on its own.
You should get it checked by a good surgeon once yearly unless it is causing you pain or discomfort. It is easy to remove it, if you have any symptoms. Tell us where exactly it is located (front or back of the wrist) and for how long has it been there? ...Read more

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I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist. It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

I have a dorsal ganglion cyst on my wrist. It is not painful but is it safe to get removed? Any complications/scaring wit surgery for this?

Try aspiration first: Ganglions are common benign cysts in the hand/wrist. You should have a doctor exam to confirm. I tell my patients who have pain-free cysts to monitor them. Cysts can go away on their own. If they becomes much larger, painful, or limit function, we can perform an aspiration procedure in the office (needle drainage). Surgery is successful for removal the majority of the time with few complications. ...Read more

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Can I pop my ganglion cyst on my wrist with a thumbtack and push out the gel substance I've tried hitting it with a book and it won't work and I've had it for like 6 months now and I want to get rid of it

Can I pop my ganglion cyst on my wrist with a thumbtack and push out the gel substance I've tried hitting it with a book and it won't work and I've had it for like 6 months now and I want to get rid of it

Ganglion cyst: This is a benign cyst that results from a rupture of the synovial capsule of the bones in the wrist. It can get bigger over time and cause symptoms. Treatment can involve aspiration with a high risk of recurrence or surgery to repair it. Surgery is outpatient and can take about an hour. ...Read more

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Have a small ganglion cyst on my left hand. Not painful. Can I strap it up tightly with wrist straps and do a bench press workout?

Have a small ganglion cyst on my left hand. Not painful. Can I strap it up tightly with wrist straps and do a bench press workout?

Up to you: Ganglion cyst is an outpouching of one of the tendon sheaths in your hand. If it's bothering you do nothing. In the "old days" they used to smash them with the family Bible. ...Read more

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6yrs ago, I had a ganglion cyst from overuse (left wrist, near the thumb)- it burst. I still can't put pressure on my wrist when it is bent (painful).

6yrs ago, I had a ganglion cyst from overuse (left wrist, near the thumb)- it burst. I still can't put pressure on my wrist when it is bent (painful).

Wrangling Wrist Pain: Anatomically, wrist pain due to a ganglion cyst is thought to be related to a distension of the lining of the joint or the surface of the bone itself due to fluid accumulation under pressure. Pain may recur after surgery due to inflammation in the joint, synovium, or the bone itself. The simple fact you had one means some force affected your anatomy to respond with a cyst. Change your activity. ...Read more

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I have a bump about the size of a marble on the back of my left hand, at my wrist. I had it checked out. We thought it was a ganglion cyst but it wasn't that. What could it be?

I have a bump about the size of a marble on the back of my left hand, at my wrist. I had it checked out. We thought it was a ganglion cyst but it wasn't that. What could it be?

Boss: The top two diagnoses for bumps on the top of the hand are ganglion cyst and carpometacarpal boss. How do you know that it isn't a ganglion cyst? If you are certain, I would refer you to a health care professional for a diagnosis. Carpometacarpal bosses are small bone spurs or outgrowths from the corresponding joint. If they are painless, observation is recommended. ...Read more

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My ganglion cyst is causing severe pain in wrist and hand, getting worse everyday, what can I do to get relief?

My ganglion cyst is causing severe pain in wrist and hand, getting worse everyday, what can I do to get relief?

Get it removed: If it is that symptomatic get it removed, it is a low risk out patient surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a ganglion cyst on top of my my right wrist, had it removed 2x and I can't seem to get rid of it. Would it safe to get a tattoo to cover it?

I would not recommen: A tattoo over a ganglion. Ganglions come from the joint or tendon sheath below and contamination or infection can track back to the joint or tendon causing more problems. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst and numbing in hand, what can cause this? Hi. I have a ganglion cyst on my left hand near my wrist. It is causing great discomfort and pain. Now my fingers and part of my hand is numb. I wore a emobilizer last night and my mom thinks it is n

Ganglion cyst and numbing in hand, what can cause this? Hi. I have a ganglion cyst on my left hand near my wrist. It is causing great discomfort and pain. Now my fingers and part of my hand is numb. I wore a emobilizer last night and my mom thinks it is n

Either: Either the ganglion is pressing against a nerve, or mom was right, and the immobilizer you wore was, indeed, too tight.

Why suffer? Go see a hand surgeon. Ganglion cysts can be aspirated (drained) and sometimes, a little cortisone injected after the aspiration could prevent it from recurring (as they sometimes do). If all else fails, the surgery to remove it is not terribly disabling or complicated. ...Read more

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Sudden soreness & pain in elbow and lower left arm. What could be the cause? I think I have ganglion cyst on left hand also. Should I be worried?

No: No, I would not be worried, but if you are I would not hesitate to be seen. An inflammatory condition, such as lateral epicondylitis, is among the most common causes. ...Read more

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I go to culinary school (constant wrist activity) and need a ganglion cyst removed from the top of my wrist. Around how long should I need off?

I go to culinary school (constant wrist activity) and need a ganglion cyst removed from the top of my wrist. Around how long should I need off?

3-7 days: Depending on the procedure either open surgery or arthroscopy, post-operative recovery times can vary. Also, in many cases there are other joint pathology identified during the surgery. In most cases, the wrist needs to be splinted for 3-7 days. For mucous cysts, there is no need for splinting and the wrist can be used immediately. ...Read more

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I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up it on the top of my wrist?

I thick my ganglion cyst is going down as fast as it go up if it is why or how is it go down as fast as it go up it on the top of my wrist?

Synovial fluid: Fills ganglion cysts. These cysts are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large. This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger as more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back spontaneously. ...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 have a lump on my wrist ivet researched it and I think it is ganglion cyst its only small. Aparently you can hit it and I will go down? Is this true

I have a lump on my wrist ivet researched it and I think it is ganglion cyst its only small. Aparently you can hit it and I will go down? Is this true

Hitting cysts: If you hit it you will only succeed in fracturing your wrist which is not advisable at all. You may also burst the sac of the cyst and flatten it by getting the liquid out but it will seal itself eventually and fill up again because it is connected to the wrist joint underneath and that is full of liquid and will help replenish that sac. Best way to get rid of it is unfortunately surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of bumps on the backside of the wrist that mite do the same thing as a ganglion cyst & mite go away on it own?

Ganglion Cysts: The one type of cyst that typically fluctuates in size is the ganglion cyst. Synovitis or swelling post trauma might do the same thing. ...Read more

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What is a rough average estimate of the cost for a ganglion cyst removal on the wrist?

What is a rough average estimate of the cost for a ganglion cyst removal on the wrist?

Let me help you: For every thing including the surgeon fee and operating room and anesthesia $ 3000.00. ...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