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Old 09-30-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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I had a ganglion cyst on my right wrist, I had it surgically removed after one year. It wasn't painful from the start, but when pain started it just kept getting worse. My surgery was under general anesthesia, draining didn't work because I fainted when he tried to drain it as it was very painful. Surgery was successful, recovery was exhausting. Now I have a very small small bump on my right wrist again and is the start of a ganglion cyst but isn't painful at all. However 2 weeks ago I noticed a bump and doctor said it was another ganglion cyst, this time on my big toe right foot. It is relatively small, but it is extremely painful at such an early time, already intervening with my life as I am limping when I walk, tingling numb feeling at times around the cyst, hurts to wear shoes and swells up a bit when I stand for a long time plus the pain that I am managing with anti-inflammatory medication. I have an appointment to see the same surgeon again in roughly 10 days but I really want to know If anybody can tell me wether or not it's normal for the cyst to be small and painful and hurt soon after it grows or you notice it which in my case is 14 days. I'd also appreciate any suggestion or advice any of you can offer.
Thanks in advance
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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I had one that popped out of nowhere. I thought it would go away but it got worse and painful. I did have it removed
on my foot by a surgeon. It took a while to heal. About 2 and a half months after the surgery, there it is was
again - fluid/gel like substance in the same spot so I went back to the doctor who lanced it. That was 8 months ago and
it still keeps coming back. The reason for the pain, in my situation, is that it rests on a nerve. I asked to have
it drained again and instead - I received an order to get ultra sound therapy? With research and talking to another
doctor, that won't do anything. I don't know the exact statistics but some people are lucky enough to have them
return. Good luck, don't know what other advice I can give you, since I don't know what I should do either.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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I got one of these on top of my hand while in the Marine Corps. Had no idea what it was so went down to BAS (Battalion Medical Station). So the corpsmand examines it, distracts me by explaining what it is , what causes it etc.... and while doing this, suddenly picks up big thick book on his desk, and smashes it down on my hand. Cyst pops, and sent on my way.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I had a ganglion cyst about the size of a marble removed from the top part of my wrist - twice. The first time I was pregnant so the orthopedist would only drain it and warned me it might come back because he couldn't inject it with a steroid. It did before I even had the baby.

Six weeks after I had the baby, I went to a different ortho and he drained it again, injected it with a steroid and then casted the wrist for 6 weeks. The draining was very uncomfortable but only lasted a minute. The worst part was trying to care for an infant with my arm in a cast. I had to keep it wrapped in a towel so I wouldn't hit his head by accident. After the cast was removed, I wore a wrist brace for several months. The wrist was still pretty sore and the brace helped - the one I bought at the drugstore was actually more comfortable than the one the doctor gave me. I especially needed it when I was pushing a stroller or shopping cart. After the 2nd procedure, it never came back.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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I also had a cyst on my right wrist about 15 years ago. Dr said leave it alone unless it bothered or hurt. Soon it did start to hurt. Had the cyst removed by Dr. Went back to work 2 days later. When I saw this thread I checked, do have a very small scar where cyst was. Hasn't recurred since.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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Thank all for the input, I hope my question today will have some answers as well because I am VERY NERVOUS
I saw the plastic surgeon that treated (surgically removed) my dorsal ganglion cyst on my dominant hand. However, when he examined my right foot and heard all the bother it's causing me, how i'm limping because of the lump on it and how the pain sometimes a little too much to handle so I take anti-inflammatory medication to help get on my foot & get on with life, he said that there might be undergoing causes on my foot causing a ganglion cyst or such pain. So he got me to do ex rays & referred me to an ortho specialist, I will be seeing this new specialist Nov 12th but the surgeon told me that the ortho specialist might use injections to treat it, for example if it was a ganglion cyst usually doctors numb the area (local anesthesia) then inject it with cortisone, (with my ganglion cyst he tried doing that but I fainted so I ended up having surgery done at hospital) He says it's not that painful, I read about people who say it is Extremely painful and I am very nervous, living with my foot like this isn't an option I don't want to chicken out either because surgery has its downs too, I do have a good pain tolerance, I might get really nervous inside but I'll take the pain, but I'm scared if it's going to be too painful because the lump is hard and if turns out to be a ganglion cyst then the gel in the sac is hard as hell & I'm just nervous to think about a needle going inside this lump because it hurts to walk on it, and it hurts like this deep burning pain sometimes goes up half my entire leg (only sometimes, like halfway up to my knee No trauma, no accident, just woke up with it one day and it got more and more painful by the day, its intervening with my life and I am nervous as ever, hurts to wear shoes, haven't been running or exercising at all because of it, I do want to do something about it, to treat it but scared of a needle going inside it, please people help me with anything you know, experience or just knowledge generally as relevant as can be to my situation, I am not asking for diagnoses, just input because i'm too frustrated at this point. I read about lumps like mine and sources I've came across say it could be a number of things like a bunion or a ganglion etc, etc but I found a picture that is almost identical to the lump (right foot, big toe joint no discoloration) I have on my foot if that would help. I would very much appreciate any input, and thank you so much in advance

Google Image Result for http://0.tqn.com/d/foothealth/1/0/X/2/-/-/hlimitus2.jpg


https://www.google.ca/search?q=lump+...2F%3B300%3B225
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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updating the thread because I'd like to hear if anyone else has the same problem. Since my previous post
in 2013 my ganglion cyst (which I had removed in January of 2013) kept coming back. So I saw another
foot surgeon who said that the sack was not completely removed. I was going to have him do the
surgery but he wanted to do many tests because he was going to use an anesthesiologist to put
me completely under (btw, I've had a couple of surgeries that were done without that & no problems).
So I went back to the original surgeon (not too many options here) but he is well known in his field.
Had the surgery (a local anesthetic), they put my foot in a cast this time and then a boot after that.
The problem is that it is still very painful after 5 months. I've asked him about the pain and never get
an answer or he will say "I'll be right back," and then I'm directed to the check out.
If I didn't have to wear any shoes, there would be no problem.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:13 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone could help me on a question i had. I had a cyst removed from the top of my right foot on oct 13, 2014. I've been noticing my first 3 toes would burn really bad and shoot up my foot, to the stitched up part of my foot. Its like my foot is on fire. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa FL
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Cool Foot cyst?

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Thank all for the input, I hope my question today will have some answers as well because I am VERY NERVOUS
I saw the plastic surgeon that treated (surgically removed) my dorsal ganglion cyst on my dominant hand. However, when he examined my right foot and heard all the bother it's causing me, how i'm limping because of the lump on it and how the pain sometimes a little too much to handle so I take anti-inflammatory medication to help get on my foot & get on with life, he said that there might be undergoing causes on my foot causing a ganglion cyst or such pain. So he got me to do ex rays & referred me to an ortho specialist, I will be seeing this new specialist Nov 12th but the surgeon told me that the ortho specialist might use injections to treat it, for example if it was a ganglion cyst usually doctors numb the area (local anesthesia) then inject it with cortisone, (with my ganglion cyst he tried doing that but I fainted so I ended up having surgery done at hospital) He says it's not that painful, I read about people who say it is Extremely painful and I am very nervous, living with my foot like this isn't an option I don't want to chicken out either because surgery has its downs too, I do have a good pain tolerance, I might get really nervous inside but I'll take the pain, but I'm scared if it's going to be too painful because the lump is hard and if turns out to be a ganglion cyst then the gel in the sac is hard as hell & I'm just nervous to think about a needle going inside this lump because it hurts to walk on it, and it hurts like this deep burning pain sometimes goes up half my entire leg (only sometimes, like halfway up to my knee No trauma, no accident, just woke up with it one day and it got more and more painful by the day, its intervening with my life and I am nervous as ever, hurts to wear shoes, haven't been running or exercising at all because of it, I do want to do something about it, to treat it but scared of a needle going inside it, please people help me with anything you know, experience or just knowledge generally as relevant as can be to my situation, I am not asking for diagnoses, just input because i'm too frustrated at this point. I read about lumps like mine and sources I've came across say it could be a number of things like a bunion or a ganglion etc, etc but I found a picture that is almost identical to the lump (right foot, big toe joint no discoloration) I have on my foot if that would help. I would very much appreciate any input, and thank you so much in advance

Google Image Result for http://0.tqn.com/d/foothealth/1/0/X/2/-/-/hlimitus2.jpg


https://www.google.ca/search?q=lump+...2F%3B300%3B225
Man can I relate to you!! Been over 4 yrs. with my foot cyst or whatever it is. Was told it's not a bone spur, had xray, ultrasound, and MRI. All normal. My pain is THROUGH THE ROOF. My quality of life is GONE. Can't walk the beach, shop, walk....My fear as well is them messing up my nerves permanently. I'm giving it up to God and making an appt. tomorrow. I can't live this way. I want to HIKE!! It's on the top of my right foot. Shoes don't hurt, it just hurts like heck to walk. Saw a foot doc first, they are clueless so going to a good orthopedic foot surgeon soon. I don't care if it comes back. Anything is better than this crap. And the lump is HARD not soft. Moves around. I've tried pressing hard on it to get it past the borders but that hurts and doesn't work anyway so...
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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Man can I relate to you!! Been over 4 yrs. with my foot cyst or whatever it is. Was told it's not a bone spur, had xray, ultrasound, and MRI. All normal. My pain is THROUGH THE ROOF. My quality of life is GONE. Can't walk the beach, shop, walk....My fear as well is them messing up my nerves permanently. I'm giving it up to God and making an appt. tomorrow. I can't live this way. I want to HIKE!! It's on the top of my right foot. Shoes don't hurt, it just hurts like heck to walk. Saw a foot doc first, they are clueless so going to a good orthopedic foot surgeon soon. I don't care if it comes back. Anything is better than this crap. And the lump is HARD not soft. Moves around. I've tried pressing hard on it to get it past the borders but that hurts and doesn't work anyway so...
What is your diet like? Have you ever had any thyroid problems?
Was you asked about nutrition by any of the specialists?


Below could have been a coincidance but it is still worth investigating.

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Anyway, one interesting thing that happened when I started on iodoral was an almost instant
reduction in the size of my ganglion cyst on my wrist. Since the nodules and
the ganglion cyst are both cysts I wondered if there is a correlation.
Here is another..

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I started last Friday taking 4-5 drops of Lugol's a day in water. This afternoon I noticed that a large, very firm ganglion cyst that I've had on my wrist for years has suddenly reduced in size by about a half, and what is left of it feels much softer.
If anyone is interested in Lugols, I suggest you read up before trying because 'incorrect' supplementation can cause thyroid damage.
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