Ganglion Cyst (cont.)
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What Are Symptoms and Signs of a Ganglion Cyst?
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When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for a Ganglion Cyst?
A ganglion cyst can benefit from medical evaluation whether or not there are symptoms. A doctor can be sure that you have a ganglion cyst, keep you from worrying, and help decide on the best treatment plan for you.
A ganglion cyst does not need to have emergency treatment unless one has significant trauma. A routine check by either a primary doctor or a specialist in bones and joints (an orthopedist) usually can result in both diagnosis and treatment of many ganglion cysts.
What Exams and Tests to Health-Care Professionals Use to Diagnose a Ganglion Cyst?
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A physical exam is often all that is needed to diagnose a ganglion cyst. Most ganglion cysts transilluminate (allow a bright light to pass through it).
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