Ganglion cyst aspiration - what makes the fluid inside?

Ganglion cyst. A gangling cyst arises from a joint. The fluid in the cyst is synovial, or joint, fluid.
Ganglion cyst. The fluid inside is made of synovial fluid. The cyst usually grows off a tendon or joint and has a stem that draws fluid from the tendon sheath or joint to fill the cyst up. The cyst can rupture and flatten out but can and will refill as long as the stem is still there.
Joint Fluid. A ganglion cyst is a collection of thick joint lubrication fluid that has gotten outside of the joint. Commonly seen on the wrist and the knee ( called a baker's cyst). The fluid is thick and doesn't aspirate well through a needle unless the needle is quite large. 90% chance it can recur. Best treatment is surgery to remove it, but still has as high as 10 % chance to recur.

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How do you do a ganglion cyst aspiration?

Very simple. Local anesthesia to the skin, get big gage needle and aspirate the ganglion. It is very thick like and hard to aspirate. Read more...
Ganglion aspiration. The skin over the cyst is prepped, and a needle is inserted through the skin into the cyst. This can also be done using ultrasound. Read more...
With needle. The skin is prepped and cleaned in sterile fashion. Lidocaine can be used to numb skin. The a large gauge needle is placed through skin into cyst to suck out the viscous fluid and deflate the cyst. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: ganglion cyst aspiration?

Needle. A sterile needle is stuck into the cyst through the skin. The thick, viscous fluid is aspirated , emptying the cyst till it is collapsed. Read more...
Aspiration. It is the method used to drain (remove fluid) from a ganglion cyst. A needle attached to a syringe is used to puncture the cyst and the fluid is sucked out. Read more...
Definition. When your doctor will use a needle to drain or remove the content of your ganglion. Read more...

After one ganglion cyst aspiration, if the cyst is small should I still have it aspirated even though it's still there?

How small? Depends on the size, location, and surgeon. If it's extremely small, it can be hard to get any fluid out, and may not be worth the pain of another aspiration. However, the surgeon who did the first aspiration may feel comfortable since he/she knows where it was the first time. Read more...
Not necessary. The only time i recommend treatement for these is if they are bothering the patient. It is ok to ignore this if it is not a problem for you. Read more...

Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

?Gout ? I wonder if you also have gouthy arthritis. Its worth to have your your acid checked by a simple blood test. If it's gout , Colchicine for several days , will help to take care of swelling, redness and pain. Meanwhile your doctor will advice you how to reduce your uric acid level with medications and diet. Read more...
May not. Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis. Read more...

Should I get the aspiration for my ganglion cyst or try to smash it myself?

See doctor. Usually need surgery to remove sac of cyst to get rid of permanently. Aspiration can reduce size, though it may recur. Same with smashing it, but with the risk of injuring yourself. Whatever you choose to do, think it through first. If you break skin, run risk of infection also, so should be done in sterile setting. Read more...
Aspiration. Smashing it rarely works and is usually painful whether it works or not. Aspiration works to drain the cyst, but it is highly likely to return. The best treatment with the least chance for it to return is surgical excision. Read more...
Depends. If it doesn't bother you than just leave it alone. If it does then let your doc try an aspriation. I don't recommend smashing them. Read more...

Which is better for ganglion cyst. Surgery or aspiration?

Surgery is Best. There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or coming from any joint is called a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are not usually associated with much pain or discomfort until they become large. They extends from the joint space. It's, like blowing up a tiny balloon from between your knuckles. These often bust when a person bumps them. They will reoccur unless they are surgically tied off. I suggest you see an orthopedic surgeon to further assess and evaluate. Read more...

Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

I advice surgery. The best option after that to have surgery. Thanks. Read more...
If it bothers you. The only indication (reason) to be treated for a ganglion with surgery or aspiration is if it bothers you. Read more...
Depends. Depends how painful the procedure is. Sometimes the ganglion cyst will not recurr after aspiration. May be worth it to try it once or twice. Read more...
Depends... The cyst has 90% chance of recurrence. In your case, this has occurred. Chances are very good that it will reoccur again if same steps are repeated. Thus, if it is symptomatic enough to do something about, have it surgically removed. Read more...

If my ganglion cyst shrank from 1st aspiration but cyst is still there, should I aspirate another time?

Give it time. Only if it is bothering you. Sometimes it may dissipate with time, or it will get larger and you may need to aspirated it then. Read more...
Yes. One could certainly try it again. Cyst aspiration is prone to recurrence. Excision is more effective to get rid of cyst completely and permanently. Read more...