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anyone ever have a cyst in their wrist?

Posted by on May. 24, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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So may hand started hurting really bad last week.  I went to the ER about it and they did xrays and found out its not cracked or broke.  But they found a cyst in my wrist.  The pain has been soooo bad.  They gave me anti inflammatory and pain meds which arent working.  I have also been wearing a brace.  TodayI went to my family dr and they are sending me to a orthodpedic dr to have it checked out..they said I might need an MRI on it.  They are also taking me off the anti inflammtory and putting me on a steroid to reduce the swelling.  the steroid shot they gave me today has worked!  YAY!  No pain right now!  So anyways...has anyone ever experienced this before??


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by on May. 24, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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isra1986
by on May. 24, 2010 at 8:50 PM

I had one where my middle finger met me hand when I was in high school. I ended up getting it taken out. They said they usually pop on their own, but after a year, mine didn't!
I actually watched them do the surgery, it was a big yellow ball they took out, I was in pain for a day or 2, rested my hand for a few more days and now it's just a scar :)
Good luck!

teri4lance
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2010 at 8:51 PM

I have. a few weeks of an anti-inflammatory and immobilization worked. it takes more than a week tho. they just drain it if that doesn't work, an MRI seems like an unnecessary expense for whats' likely just a ganglion cyst.

katiebug840204
by on May. 25, 2010 at 9:16 AM
Quoting teri4lance:

I have. a few weeks of an anti-inflammatory and immobilization worked. it takes more than a week tho. they just drain it if that doesn't work, an MRI seems like an unnecessary expense for whats' likely just a ganglion cyst.

I guess we will see what the orthopedic dr says.  I cant do anything with my hand at all.  And its my right hand that i do everything with.  I have an almost 2 yr old and 2 older kids so me being immobile for lord knows how long isnt an option...and the pain I am having with it...I cant handle it.  I will let them do whatever they think they need to do exceot throw a book on it like I read about!


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minimom11107
by on May. 25, 2010 at 9:23 AM

 I had gangleon (sp?) cysts on both of my wrists, where my thumb meets my wrist. I called them my other thumbs! lol  One was about the size of a pea and the other a small grape, not noticable at all. They bothered me sometimes but they were never really painful. When I got pregnant with my first they just disappeared. My SO and I joked around the baby had absorbed them and he'd be born with 2 little stubs next to his thumbs. I was told I could have them go in and drain them but I opted not too.

teri4lance
by Platinum Member on May. 25, 2010 at 12:06 PM


Quoting katiebug840204:

Quoting teri4lance:

I have. a few weeks of an anti-inflammatory and immobilization worked. it takes more than a week tho. they just drain it if that doesn't work, an MRI seems like an unnecessary expense for whats' likely just a ganglion cyst.

I guess we will see what the orthopedic dr says.  I cant do anything with my hand at all.  And its my right hand that i do everything with.  I have an almost 2 yr old and 2 older kids so me being immobile for lord knows how long isnt an option...and the pain I am having with it...I cant handle it.  I will let them do whatever they think they need to do exceot throw a book on it like I read about!

immobilizing your wrist isn't as disruptive as you may think - you get used to it - it's jsut a wrist brace that keeps you from bending it - no sling or anything. you can still use your hand etc, just not bend it. you have to give anti-inf longer than a week to really work on things like this. but if they do drain it, it's jsut a big needle, no surg or anything.

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katiebug840204
by on May. 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Yeah thats what I read about.  BUT my insurance is only temporary so I might ask them to do the full surgery to remove the whole thing so it wont come back cause I read that if they just use a needle and drain it that it will come back at some point.

Quoting teri4lance:


Quoting katiebug840204:

Quoting teri4lance:

I have. a few weeks of an anti-inflammatory and immobilization worked. it takes more than a week tho. they just drain it if that doesn't work, an MRI seems like an unnecessary expense for whats' likely just a ganglion cyst.

I guess we will see what the orthopedic dr says.  I cant do anything with my hand at all.  And its my right hand that i do everything with.  I have an almost 2 yr old and 2 older kids so me being immobile for lord knows how long isnt an option...and the pain I am having with it...I cant handle it.  I will let them do whatever they think they need to do exceot throw a book on it like I read about!

immobilizing your wrist isn't as disruptive as you may think - you get used to it - it's jsut a wrist brace that keeps you from bending it - no sling or anything. you can still use your hand etc, just not bend it. you have to give anti-inf longer than a week to really work on things like this. but if they do drain it, it's jsut a big needle, no surg or anything.



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