What Are the Basics of Ganglion Cyst?

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At age 12 I had 4 ganglion cysts removed from my feet.   Shortly after the surgery, I began experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, which had now been diagnosed.  Can excising ganglion initiate fibrillation ?
it can be the reason.  normally , seldom young people suffered from fibromyalgia.Fibromyalgia syndrome can be secondary to trauma, various rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and various non-rheumatic diseases (such as hypothyroidism.
Thank you for such a rapid reply. (By the way, that last word in the prior post should have been fibromyalgia, not fibrillation).   I’ve never had any trauma nor any rheumatic diseases that I’m aware of.  One of those ganglion cysts scars are still very sensitive and I’m wondering if I was not completely removed, could it be re-resected and the fibro maybe go away ?   Or Sm I stuck with this forever ?
Thank you for such a rapid reply. (By the way, that last word in the prior post should have been fibromyalgia, not fibrillation).   I’ve never had any trauma nor any rheumatic diseases that I’m aware of.  One of those ganglion cysts scars are still very sensitive and I’m wondering if I was not completely removed, could it be re-resected and the fibro maybe go away ?   Or Sm I stuck with this forever ?
Sorry to get back late. The surgery you had is a kind of trauma to your wrist. The ganglion cyst can relapse, some people seem to suffer ganglion cyst like forever. You remove it, another one will grow back. There's no cure, we just don't know how to stop it from growing back.
My lump just above wrist is very hard. Is this normal
it's not normal, you you should go to the hospital.
Lump just appeared after busily package popped and hurt 85 to females hand  lump is near the thumb joint and a little bigger than a dime. Painless, soft.   I remember hearing to get rid of these to hit with the back of a spoon.  Any truth to this?
Dear, it is unreasonable to cut it off, and it will fall off automatically after a while. You are healthy
Diagnosis given me from mri of foot ticking of plantar aponeuosis and cyst along sinus trus extending deep to extensor digitorum and exterior digits rum and extenor hallucinations tendon. How bad is this and what is treaentirely for it. Had trouble for several yrs and is effecting balance and walk?
Hello, guess you have plantar tenosynovitis. You should wear comfortable flat shoes, massage your feet, and use hot water to soak your feet. Avoid long walks and pay attention to rest. Because your situation is a bit more complicated, in addition to the above considerations, it is recommended to go to the hospital for further treatment. As long as you pay more attention and follow the doctor's treatment plan, it will get better and better.
I have what i believe is IV infiltration on back of my left wrist. I had an IV on back of that hand during a minor surgery about two month ago on my other hand.  I have no pain but my writst looks swollen like a sponge texture
Ganglion cyst is a tricky problem. It is prone to recurrence.
Surgical treatments remain the primary elective option for treatment of ganglion cysts. The progression of ganglion surgery worldwide is to use an arthroscopic or mini-opening method.  Alternatively, a hypodermic needle may be used to drain the fluid from the cyst (via aspiration) and a corticosteroid may be injected after the cyst is empty; however, if the fluid has thickened, owing to the passage of time, this treatment is not always effective. There is a recurrence rate of approximately 50% following needle drainage  of ganglion cysts.
A historical method of treatment for a ganglion cyst was to strike the lump with a large and heavy book, causing the cyst to rupture and drain into the surrounding tissues. Historically, a Bible was the largest or only book in any given household, and was employed for this treatment. This led to the former nickname of "Bible bumps" or "Gideon's disease" for these cysts. This treatment risks injuring the person and thus is not recommended.
I had ganglion cysts on the inside of my left wrist.  My doctor injected them with hydrocortisone (hurt like hell!) and they went away and never returned.
I am glad to hear this. I'll pray for it not coming back to you.
Why can't I put a hot compress over the cyst to help shrink it?
A cyst is a closed sac. Say someone is bruised, by applying a heat pad the blood vessels expand, the blood flow speeds up, so the bruise dissipated. A cyst is closed, the fluid inside of the cyst can't flow to anywhere else. That's why hot compress doesn't help in shrinking it.
Is there any way to shrink the cyst
Common ways include immobilization(to fix the cyst so as to stop the growth), aspiration(to drain the fluid with a needle), and surgery. If the cyst causes pain, you may get an aspiration, that'll shrink the cyst and reduce the pain. The cyst can come back though.
I have a cyst on my left knee, it was soft at first but it's been about 4.5 years now and it is much harder. I am a flooring installer. What kind of cyst is it and who would I see in order to remove it?
Hi Mr. Hausler, an Orthopedist will be the first one to see. Yes the cyst better be removed.
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