Ganglion Cyst Treatment
- Manual compression:
- Small ganglion cysts may be manually compressed until they burst. In this case, the fluid is absorbed by the body.
- Needle aspiration of a ganglion cyst:
- A needle is used to remove fluid from the cyst
- May be accompanied by the injection of a corticosteroid medication.
- Surgery for ganglion cyst:
- The ganglion cyst is removed
Ganglion Cyst Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a ganglion cyst.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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