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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Wrist Pain from an old injury or Ganglion cyst?

 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

User avatar 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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