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Posted by Earlene
on August 02, 2000 at 04:17:20:
In Reply to: Ganglion cyst posted by Lucy on May 04, 2000 at 14:44:43:
: Has anyone had surgery for a ganglion cyst on the wrist (the palm side)? My doctor drained it about two weeks ago, but it came right back. I then went to an orthopedist, but his opinion is that this type of surgery is basically "just trading the cyst for a scar" and the same types of symptoms will continue. I am currently having pain in my wrist. My thumb is also affected and is alternately going numb and having prickly pains. The orthopedist said the cyst was pressing against the palmar median nerve. I don't want to really have surgery, but I'm concerned about any possible nerve damage. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I had a ganglion cyst removed approximately 4 1/2 years ago from the palm side of hand under the thumb region. The cyst was affecting the use of my thumb and index finger. The surgeon said that there was a 5% chance it would come back. Just recently it has began to return and I would have no problem having it removed again. In my case two weeks before I had surgery, a second cyst began to form in the middle of the wrist at the palm side.
When I had surgery done, the doctor discovered that the cyst had began to develop "fingers" that was wrapping around the nerves and tendons of my wrist. I would advise you to seek a reliable surgeon and have it removed. I am planning to see my doctor again and when the cyst bothers me too much, I will have it removed again. It is worth it to have the use again of my hand. The first time I waited too long, and I have some of the muscle in my
wrist that wasted away. Thank God that I had surgery before I lost any more. I hope this gives you some answers. firstname.lastname@example.org
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