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Ganglion Cyst

What is a Ganglion Cyst?

Ganglion cysts are very common. These lumps, which are like little water balloons, form within the hand and wrist. They are usually located adjacent to joints or tendons, with the most common locations at the top of the wrist and the palm side of the wrist.

Treatment for Ganglion Cysts

DO NOT smash one of these cysts with a large book. Consult Dr. Lies instead. If the cyst is small and painless, no treatment is needed as it will probably go away on its own. If the cyst is large or painful, surgical treatment may be necessary. Any needle aspiration to drain the cyst should only be attempted only by a medical professional.

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