What are the symptoms of a ganglion cyst vs carpal tunnel?

Different. Carpal tunnel typicall causes numbess and tingling in the thumb , index , long finger and half of the ring finger. It can hurt at night. The ganglion is a lump which forms over a joint, typicall the wrist or ankle and does not cause the carpal tunnel problems noted above. Though a cyst can be found in the carpal tunnel, this is not usually the case. Get checked and feel better., .
Different. Ganglion cyst is a mass on the dorsum or undersurface of the wrist. Iftentimes they are asymptomatic. Carpal tunnel is a compression of the nerve by the ligaments of the wrist and can cause pain with use, numbness or tingling of the hand or fingers and sometimes weakness.

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Whats the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist?

Benign mass vs nerve. A ganglion cyst is a benign mass or lump that frequently occurs at the wrist. It can be uncomfortable and unsightly but is not harmful. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist. It can be painful and cause both hand weakness and numbness. Irreversible nerve damage can occur in carpal tunnel syndrome. So it should be evaluated by a physician. Read more...
Symptoms. Carpal tunnel is a compression of the median nerve within a narrow canal at the base of the palm, causing numbness in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger, a ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint causing pain at the site of the ganglion. A ganglion can rarely occur within the carpal tunnel causing nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome. Read more...

I have carpal tunnel and ganglion cyst. Do I need surgery?

Yes. If the cyst in is the carpal tunnel. If not, try splinting and lifestyle modification first. Read more...
If bad, yes. If these are minor and not causing you too much trouble, and feel better using a brace, then "no". Keep in mind the cyst won't really go away, but it's ok to live with a cyst. If you want these things to be "cured" or gone, or they are giving you significant troubles, then "yes". Surgery will fix these nicely. Read more...
Depends. Carpal tunnel can cause symptoms of pain and tingling that can affect hand function, ganglions can cause pain with wrist movement and affect range of motion. If either causes loss of function and/or pain then surgery would be an option. Read more...
Possibly. Ganglion cysts are usually a nuisance and often do not require surgery. Carpal tunnel syndrome, however, can sometimes lead to permanent nerve damage if not treated. Read more...
Both depend . On severity and most of the time does not require surgery. I would advise to be eval by rheumatologist or hand surgeon first and decide if conservative ( wrist splint, medicine, physical therapy, injection) vs surgery. . Read more...

How complicated is carpal tunnel surgery, ganglion cyst, and trigger finger. All at one time?

Not too. In good hands that surgery is not too complicated provided it's not on both hands. Read more...
More than one at tim. But there is no set "how" or amount. It is a great subject to talk about INDIVIDALLY with a surgeon if that is what someone is seeking. Much depends upon how severe each problem is by itself, how healthy the person is, age general health, risks vs benfits of doing it all at once vs having more than one trip to the OR. Where the ganglion is ie the finger near the trigger or somewhere else. Read more...

I had carpal tunnel surgery with removal of ganglion cyst 1 month still having a great deal of pain, heat and swelling in my hand. Normal?

No not normal. There are four main signs of inflammation: pain, heat, redness, and swelling. Those are signs that the immune system is activated. After a surgery there can be inflammation and it's normal for a few days. If it is present a month later it is concerning that there is either infection, or some kind of immune activation. It's worth getting it checked out right away by your surgeon. Read more...