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I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful. The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep. My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

Ganglion Cysts. can be quite painful. If in fact is is the culprit of your pain then surgery is always an option. Most ganglion cysts are relatively easily removed depending on where they are. I would get a second opinion. Read more...
Pain medication. You can try Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) as needed for the pain and swelling. It is common for these cysts to recur even if removed surgically. They also tend to be more painful when they are deeper in the joint. Sometimes steroid injections can help if your doctor is willing to try it. Or, look for a doctor in your area using ultrasound to guide injections and see if he/she would be willing to inject. Read more...
Ganglion cyst. Obtain a second opinion or ask for clarification from the surgeon. Perhaps the cyst is not causing any problems and you misunderstood the surgeon's reason(s) for not operating. Ganglion cysts are filled with synovial fluid and are an out-pouching of the joints or tendons. Surgical excision remains the primary treatment but sometimes they are aspirated or injected with cortisone. Read more...

3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

Keep area clean&dry. Call the surgeon tomorrow and ask to come in to get it rewrapped if they feel it's necessary. They may allow you to keep it open if it's clean and not showing signs of redness or inflammation. Read more...

I have a non-painful ganglion cyst on my index finger at a joint. Do not have insurance for a hand orthopedic MD but for a general ortho. MD. Good?

Yes. A 'general' Orthopaedic surgeon in good standing would be be fine. He can also examine your finger / X-rays to make sure it is a ganglion cyst and not an arthritic ( mucous) cyst or other. Best of Luck! Read more...
Yes. Any orthopedist should be able to handle. Read more...

I have a ganglion cyst on the top joint of my finger. Should I have a hand surgeon remove it?

Not necessarily. If doesn't bother you, then leave it alone. Ganglion cysts tend to recur after removal and they never turn into anything serious. Read more...

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...
Th . Th eenlarging cyst may be irritating the sensory nerve near it that runs to the skin in your palm or hand. At other times concurrent issues such as nerve compression away form the cyst area, such as in the carpal tunnel or another area may make the presentationof your symptoms due to 2 different issues. An evaluation by a hand surgeon should be able to shed more light on this. Finally yo9ur mom can be right too. Dont make the splint too tight and make sure it is not indenting the skin or leaving marks. Read more...
Many . Many ganglion cysts will go away with time. Sometimes they burst/rupture on their own. Some cysts need to be drained with a needle, but often come back over time. Ultimately, surgery may be necessary to keep it from coming back. Some patients with cysts have numbness, and the splint may be causing it. Seeing a hand and wrist surgeon is a good idea. I've attached a link to one of my videos that may help (there's some surgery in the video, so don't watch if you get queasy!). Whatever you do, don't use the most common youtube solution, which involves hitting your wrist with a book! Read more...