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Ganglion cyst (painful)

Dec 13, 2016 7:12 PM

Hi. Just curious if anyone else has ever had a ganglion cyst. I have one located on my wrist and it's extremely painful. Any feedback is much appreciated.

Had pain associated with it?
How large was yours?
How long did the treatment take to heal the cyst?

Dec 14, 2016 3:34 AM

Yes! I developed mine after carpal tunnel surgery; it's on forearm and tender to touch, can be painful when pressed down. No doctor has been concerned though which has frustrated me, therefore, no tx. I've always thought it's contributing to my nerve problems but they insist no correlation exists. I do believe they can excise it if needed. Best regards! Hope it gets better for you

Dec 14, 2016 5:16 AM

I've had one on my finger and wrist. The one on my wrist prevented me from moving it. I had it drained once but it came back. The doctor said I would be trading the cyst for an ugly scar if I had it surgically removed. Since it bothered me so much I had it removed. There is a scar there and it is caved in but it is not that bad.

Dec 14, 2016 7:55 AM

I've had loads of them in my wrists. My doctor just stuck a big syringe in it and sucked the nasty green fluid out of it. Another time he just stuck the syringe in and it just popped and deflated on its own. They used to be called Bible Cysts be cause people would treat them by having someone slam the big family bible down onto their cyst. The doc told me this, then advised that if I were to choose that course of treatment to be careful not to break my wrist. They're not supposed to be dangerous, just inconvenient when they get to the painful point. Good luck!

Dec 14, 2016 11:35 AM

I broke my arm. When the ER docs took off bandage squad put on a bunch of cysts popped out on my wrist. They put a cast on my arm. When they took it off the cysts were gone.

Dec 14, 2016 11:48 AM

MamaWainscott11, I had a co-worker who has one on her dominant wrist. It was the size of a golf ball by the time she got treatment (because of the pain). She has surgery and needed 4 weeks off. Our job requires lots of wrist movement. Anyway, she healed just fine with a small scar. Hugs love and prayers you can get treatment without any lingering effects or reoccurrence! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Dec 14, 2016 7:52 PM

Thank you all so very much. It's a lot more swollen today. I use my hands a lot at work. I'm a first assistant at McDonald's. I think my 10 hrs of work today didn't help too much. 😢😢

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