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2011-04-16 9:07 AM

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Subject: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?
I have HAD IT with this pain in my ankle.. I made an emergency appointment for 11:15 to get this ganglion cyst drained. Can someone out there PLEASE tell me they have had good results from this procedure?


2011-04-16 9:19 AM
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Subject: RE: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?
I have.  It returned a half dozen times but I talked the Doc into giving me some big syringes and would drain it myself when it came back and became painful.  It's been gone for several years now.
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2011-04-16 9:29 AM
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Subject: RE: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?
So you had a lot of pain that went away after getting it drained? I know I also have mild to moderate posterior tibial tendonitus(as it said on my MRI)... but this annoying sharp stabbing pain I have a feeling is coming from the cyst.
2011-04-16 9:34 AM
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Yea, draining it will give you some relief from that ice pick in your ankle.
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2011-04-16 9:37 AM
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Subject: RE: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?
Thank you! It really helps hearing you say that! I am looking foward to relief from this pain!
2011-04-16 11:32 AM
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Subject: RE: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?
The one I had to deal with wasn't in my leg, it was in my wrist and made using my hand almost impossible. I never had it drained, I had to have it surgically removed. It took a few months to recover fully, but I'm really glad I had the procedure done.
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RBesecke - 2011-04-16 10:32 AM The one I had to deal with wasn't in my leg, it was in my wrist and made using my hand almost impossible. I never had it drained, I had to have it surgically removed. It took a few months to recover fully, but I'm really glad I had the procedure done.


I get them in the wrist as well. Never had it removed thus far (the one time I had a doc appointment, the day before the visit it was gone). They come and go, but luckily it's not in my ankle. 
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2011-04-16 2:12 PM
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Subject: RE: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?
Not myself, but had a friend in college who was very into weight training and had one on the back of his wrist. He had to have it drained about every 3 years, but afterwards there was no pain and he was pretty much back to 100% in very short order.

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2011-04-16 5:00 PM
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Subject: RE: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?
Went to the podiatrist.. he said he highly doubts its the cyst thats causing me pain... but he thinks its tendonitus. He gave me a shot of anti inflamitory(not cortozone), wrapped me up and sent me on my way. I hope this works!
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I hope you heal fast, injurys s#ck, however, I found relief when the one on my wrist was drained. It did come back but hasn't caused me any problems yet..just food for thought.
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2011-04-16 9:00 PM
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Subject: RE: has anyone had good results from draining a ganglion cyst?

Had one on my foot as well.  Caused some pain and had it surgically removed.  Big pain in the rear healing up but definitely worth it.   Has been 3+ years and no sign of it returning. 

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2011-04-16 9:58 PM
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I used to get them in my wrist.  I had it drained twice.  The next time I got one I just left it.  It ended up bursting on its own.  I has never came back.  I think that was about 9 years ago.   I was told by an old time doc that people used to slam a book on them to make them burst.  I would not recomend that. 
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remodelig47 - 2011-04-16 7:58 PM I used to get them in my wrist.  I had it drained twice.  The next time I got one I just left it.  It ended up bursting on its own.  I has never came back.  I think that was about 9 years ago.   I was told by an old time doc that people used to slam a book on them to make them burst.  I would not recomend that. 


That is where the term "Bible Busters" came from....  old-timers used to break the cyst shell with a Bible when they were on the back of yer hand.. Had one in my wrist joint years ago.. Had to have a needle aspiration twice and that was it... all gone..

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2011-04-17 11:58 AM
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RBesecke - 2011-04-16 12:32 PM The one I had to deal with wasn't in my leg, it was in my wrist and made using my hand almost impossible. I never had it drained, I had to have it surgically removed. It took a few months to recover fully, but I'm really glad I had the procedure done.

 

my wife had the same procedure with the same results...still has a big scar from it too. probably wouldn't do it again given the chance

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