(Closed) Anyone ever had a ganglion cyst?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My mom has had them a few times before on her foot. She took the old-fashioned approach of smashing it with a dictionary.

Post # 4
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had one on my foot.  It was deeply rooted, so I had it removed with surgery.

Post # 5
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My Fiance gets them in his wrist and they usually pop on their own and we once used a textbook to smash it Embarassed They do come back since they refill with fluid and lucky for him they usually only start to hurt right before they’re ready to burst on their own.  If it’s really hurting you, see if you can get it drained if you are afraid of the surgery but it may eventually refill and you may need to get it surgically removed anyway.

Post # 6
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Get a second opinion and ask them the pros and cons of watchful waiting versus surgery.

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have one on my right wrist.

My doctor said unless it affects my mobility or really bugs me it’s not worth messing with it to lance/remove it. Lancing it, it’ll just come right back.

Something kinda cool, he said the fluid inside it is a really pretty green/teal color!! I don’t know how true that is! Lol

Post # 9
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I used to have one on my wrist back in high school. It didn’t really hurt or get in the way of anything, but I was pretty self-conscious about it. One day I accidentally fell on my wrist and popped it… haven’t seen it since.

Post # 10
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have one on my forearm. They’re hereditary in my case. I haven’t done anything because mine isn’t very noticeable.

Post # 11
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The surgery was okay.  It went really fast.  The recovery time was longer because it was on the bottom of my foot, making it difficult to walk.  The only problem is, I developed a large mass of scar tissue.  It doesn’t hurt or anything, but I’m wondering if it could have been prevented?

Post # 12
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had it inside my mouth once. I kept biting my cheek and eventually the lump didn’t go away anymore. I had local anaesthetic and they cut and cauterized it. Hasn’t been back since! It was pretty painless, just weird because it was in my mouth. 

Post # 13
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Had one on tha back of my hand once a long time ago. It went away on its own eventually.

Post # 14
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had one on my wrist, and I had it surgically removed. It didn’t really bother me much, but I also had carpal tunnel surgery done at the same time, or I probably wouldn’t have had it done. The carpal tunnel part of the surgery is what I remember the most, so I don’t have any advice on that, sorry 🙁 I didn’t have any problems with recovery for that, although I did have to wear a brace, so I’m not sure if that made a difference.  I have a scar about an inch long from it.  My mom had the same problem with a cyst in the same spot, and hers broke on its own once but came back and then she had it surgically removed. If it’s causing pain and is restricting movement, you probably should check into having it removed. I believe it’s fairly common, and not complex. Good luck!

Post # 15
561 posts
Busy bee

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@Regina Phalange:  Same here!

I used to have one on my wrist 5 years ago. It popped during an athletic event when I fell and someone landed on my wrist…hasn’t come back. *knocks on wood*

Post # 16
1398 posts
Bumble bee

I had 2 removed – one on my wrist and one on the back of my neck.  They bothered me at the time.  Surgery wasn’t bad at all for either one.  The one on my neck came back but it doesn’t hurt so I am leaving it alone.

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