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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
|Shareallicu - Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:07 am||
This is my first time on this board so I hope I make sense.
I fractured my wrist when I was 13 (i am now almost 35) and have had a lump develop on the side of my wrist where I fractured the bone since; I assume its scar tissue... its not really noticeable too much and has never really hurt or caused me any trouble.
A few months ago I developed another lump on the top of the same wrist, possibly a ganglion cyst? its hard and has slowly been getting bigger. And my old wrist injury has been hurting lately with slight numbness in the hand.
My questions are: if it is a ganglion cyst, could it re-injure my old fracture or cause it to hurt? Could it make it worse as it grows? when do ganglion cysts stop growing? seeing a doctor right now in my life would be very financially "painful" so I am praying it is something that will go away eventually without using the old "bible bump" method preferably.
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:49 am||
Hello,Ganglion cysts do hurt.It has nothing to do with your old injury.Paracetamol should help you to tide over,and simple aspiration is ok for these cysts which contain synovial fluid.
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