FAQ - Ganglion Cysts
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Is it bad to play volleyball with a ganglion cyst right below my ring finger?

Or basketball?

There are two places a ganglion cyst can be, near the wrist or between the ring finger and pinky, mines between the ring finger and pinky

Yeah, I dont know what that is...sorry  (+ info)

What if a hard red bump appears, and a lot of pain, after a ganglion cyst was removed from my foot?

I had a ganglion cyst removed about a month and a half ago. I just recently started to have pain just to the side of it, and another harder bump and redness. I am not sure if this could be an infection, because of how long ago the surgery was. I have taken very good after care, and am worried of more surgery. Has anyone ever had this problem?

Oh no. You're going to die. Sorry.  (+ info)

Is it normal to have a ganglion cyst on your wrist for over 3 years?

I have had what I believe to be a ganglion cyst on my wrist for over 3 years now. The pain comes and goes, especially when the weather changes. It only bugs me every 2 or 3 months though. Is it normal to have it for this long?

They don't go away. I had one about the size of a marble surgically removed. I was tired of the pain when I accidentally banged it on things and people often asking me "what is that?"  (+ info)

Whats the difference between a Ganglion and a Lipoma?

Both are cysts of some kind.
I have fatty tissue lump on my elbow. It just appeared one afternoon. completely painless. It has gone down abit since What is it?
It is Lipoma, not Lymphoma Lipomas and Ganglions are benign.
I have googled it but am still confused as to the difference

I can't tell you what it is. I never diagnose anyone as I am not a doctor, but a ganglion is usually found around the wrist and it is very painful at times. A lymphoma is a form of cancer so I think you're confused or I am. Check out these things at webmd.com if you want. I know allot of professionals go to that site so look around if you want. Good luck and God Bless  (+ info)

Can I exercise with a ganglion cyst on my knee?

I have a large bump behind my knee, and my doctor thinks its a ganglion cyst. It doesn't hurt at all, it just feels uncomfortably tight when I straighten my leg out. Is it ok to exercise with some light jogging?

It's known as a Baker's cyst after the British surgeon who first described the condition, William Morrant Baker. Often no specific treatment is necessary - in time the cyst may resolve and symptoms improve of their own accord.
Do some light jogging as long as it doesn't hurt you. They often clear up on their own. If the lump gets bigger or painful you must go back and see your doctor who might refer you to an orthopaedic specialist.  (+ info)

Has anyone ever had a Ganglion Cyst removed from the side of their foot?

I have a very painful Ganglion Cyst on the side of my foot. My foot doctor says he can remove it or drain it, but that it may come back. My question is: Has anyone ever had one removed and if so, are you glad you did? It is VERY painful and at this point I am ready to do just about anything.

I had one removed from my wrist last year. It wasn't painful but it looked ugly. About 3 months later it grew again. The surgeon explained to me that a ganglion has a root and the root is attached to the nerves in the hand so they had to be careful not to damage the nerve as i could lose or partially lose the use of my fingers. Before choosing surgery i had it drained but it came back after a couple of weeks. Don't think i'll bother with surgery again unless it becomes painful. Don't know if i have helped in anyway but that's my experience with ganglions. As yours is painful it would be best to get it removed and best of luck with it :)  (+ info)

How to get rid of a ganglion cyst on the jaw bone.?

I have a ganglion cyst on the furthest edge of my jaw bone, where the jaw bone ends, it's on the end of the jaw bone. Evidently it would be extremely hard to hit with a book, lol. So are there any other methods available other than seeing a doctor.

Hi Kirsten :D

Well, there's the literal Bible bashing! XD No, seriously though, don't try it. LOL. It doesn't actually work, though in the olden days, there was a myth that it did.

Heat application should work. Topical plasters and poultices too. Don't try puncturing it with a needle, 'cos that can cause infection. (Sorry, I know you probably know all this already!)

Or you could just wait and see if it persists. Hopefully it should go away. Just try to avoid repetitive movements with your jaw bone. Wait, that's ridiculous, you can't really avoid that because of eating! My thesaurus is stupid. XD

Good luck and I hope your cyst departs presently! Lol.

xxx  (+ info)

Has anyone ever heard of a ganglion cyst?

I have a ganglion cyst on my left wrist. I have my consult to have it removed in a few weeks. Does anyone know how this is removed and is there any pain after?

I had one removed from my left and right hands. One at a time. The haling time is realistically about a couple months...a few weeks of pain and stitches...then there is a pain when lifting too much weight, or bumping the hand in that spot. It hurts; just bask for some good pain meds. Make sure you keep it elevated...REMEMBER...IMPORTANT; while you are sleeping; hanging around, because if you don't it will get even more swollen than it will be already, from the surgery, itself. Ask the surgeon if you can see it. It looks like a spider; be glad it's gone. Good luck to you. You will be fine. get it out before it gets any bigger; one of mine was, and it still hurts; it's been 3 months. It is better every day. It is a standard procedure; very quick...20 minutes for the surgery, itself. Don't fret. relax.  (+ info)

How common are Ganglion cysts? Is it unusual to get one at 16yrs.?

I think I have a ganglion cyst in my wrist; it is a soft bump on the thumb side of my wrist (not on palm side), and it is only visible when I bend my wrist up or down. It is not painful, and i've ignored it for a long time, approximately 2yrs.

What should I do about it?
What is the longest you have heard that someone has had a ganglion cyst for? I'm asking because mine hasn't gone away yet, it's still the same size and in exactly same place as it was the first time I noticed it, about 2 yrs ago, when I was 16.

You don't need to do anything, unless it really bugs you. It's a bubble in the lining of the tendon, filled with a thick jelly like stuff. It's not uncommon at all- they used to call them Bible bumps, and they happen most often to younger folks from the late teen years through the 40's. They were called Bible bumps because in the old days, that's what people used to try to squash them. I suggest you don't do that. Most of the cysts will go away all by themselves, and as long as it doesn't cause you trouble the doctor usually won't want to meddle with it. If it comes to that, they can do a needle aspiration to suck out the cyst contents. That will deflate it at least for a while, sometimes permanently, sometimes not. Since yours is small, and not in a spot that will cause trouble, there's really no need to do a single thing about it. You can have a doctor have a look to confirm that's what you are seeing, and then relax.  (+ info)

are ganglion cysts bad? i have one?

on the back of my hand by my wrist i have one, im 18. it dont really hurt but im just curious

OTIC GANGLION: It is the peripheral parasympathetic ganglion which relay its secretomotor fibres to the parotid ganglion.
Topographically it is related to mandibular nerve but functionally it is a part of glossopharyngeal nerve.  (+ info)

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