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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?

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Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Sounds like post op cutaneous sensory nerve syndrome.
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