Ganglion Cysts

Have you recently noticed a lump on your wrist? It could be a ganglion cyst. Here are 10 things you should know in case you do have one.

10. It Looks Like a Weird Lump


The lump can develop within a few days; it can start out the size of a marble and grow within days to a large ball. The lump is a benign fluid-filled lump that grows on the joints and tendons, and are more common than most people realize.

9. It Is a Tough, Not So Little Bump


Although these bumps may seem to be squishy, since they are filled with a thick gelatinous fluid called synovial fluid that lubricates the joints, the bumps can often be surprisingly hard. When pushed, the gel inside the bump should feel like firm fluid. Additional signs of a ganglion cyst: the bump is in a regular shape with perfectly rounded edges and is able to be pushed around a little.


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