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Longtime typist. Had small sphere in wrist on side of pinky popped on its own. Stinging, pain lifting what could it have been? Does it need treatment?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Wrist lump

The most common cause of lumps/nodules on the wrist are small cysts that grow on the tendons called "ganglia".
They are benign and usually don't require any treatment. Sometimes, if they get large enough, they become a nuisance because of the pressure and then can be surgically removed or injected with cortisone (50% effective). Often they rupture on their own and need no treatment.

In brief: Wrist lump

The most common cause of lumps/nodules on the wrist are small cysts that grow on the tendons called "ganglia".
They are benign and usually don't require any treatment. Sometimes, if they get large enough, they become a nuisance because of the pressure and then can be surgically removed or injected with cortisone (50% effective). Often they rupture on their own and need no treatment.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice

In brief: Ruptured gangl. cyst

You probably ruptured a benign ganglion cyst of wrist.
No treatment needed now-it will just get better. Ganglion cysts are common in the wrist due to repetitive motion.

In brief: Ruptured gangl. cyst

You probably ruptured a benign ganglion cyst of wrist.
No treatment needed now-it will just get better. Ganglion cysts are common in the wrist due to repetitive motion.
Dr. Allen Seely
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