(Closed) Anyone else had surgery to remove cyst in wrist?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

cooperlove:  I had a cyst removed right under my right hand index finger when I was about 8 years old. I remember it hurt a bit for a while after it was removed if I pressed the area. I guess it is normal, any surgery is a kind of invasion of your body (although necessary) and that part of your body may be a bit sensitive for a while after.

Seven months seems a long time, maybe you could talk to your doctor and have x-ray? I would say there is nothing to panic about, seems pretty normal that it hurts a bit (after all, you had a cyst there for a while and had surgery), but just to be sure, talk to your doctor 🙂

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yes! 

I had a cyst on the top on my wrist that bulged out so bad and caused a lot of discomfort And pain. I had it removed back in 2013 and it hasn’t come back. (I heard that can happen)

After surgery it was the weirdest feeling because they numb your whole arm, so it took the whole day and night to re-gain any movement back. Other than that you keep it in a sling and can’t get it wet while you shower. 

Best of all, no more pain! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

No, but I was scheduled twice for the surgery (I assume you are referring to a ganglion cyst). It was originally so huge, painful, and bothersome, and was interfering with my activities (including just plain bending my wrist!). I cancelled both times as by the time each surgery date approached, it was not bothering me as much. Eventually my cyst actually accidentally burst so it was a while before it bothered me again. It came back eventually but even now 20 something years later, while I can still see a small cyst if I bend my wrist, it is no longer bothersome to me so not worth the surgery. 

One thing I was told when I scheduled both surgeries was I would absolutely need to do a few weeks of hand rehabilitation afterwards or I could risk ongoing issues with movement, etc. This (along with being told of risk of it coming back anyway) is part of why I was not eager to get the surgery.

Did you ever do any hand and wrist rehabilitation? If not, if it is still bothering you, it is probably a good idea to do so, or see a physiotherapist.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Ouch on the needle! Yeah, generally they only consider that a temporary solution (with risk of infection) so surgery was probably the better idea anyway.

I would definitely contact them again, maybe there is some other therapies you can try.

Other than that, you might just need more time! I’ve had other unrelated surgeries and even 1-2 years later I sometimes feel a bit of a random soreness or twinge in the surgical area, from scar tissue or nerves or who knows!

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