Ganglion cyst

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What is ganglion cyst?

Ganglion cysts are swellings that usually occur on the hand or foot. They are especially common on the wrists. Aspiration or excision is indicated for symptomatic ganglia.

Common symptoms reported by people with ganglion cyst

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ganglion cyst

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) ganglion cyst (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more

Data from patients with ganglion cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ganglion cyst

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3) ganglion cyst (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
joint pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ganglion cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ganglion cyst on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 9
30s 12
40s 28
50s 32
60s 16
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 11
Female 86

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 68
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from ganglion cyst patients who have completed their condition history
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