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I keep getting ganglion cysts on a previously fractured bone. Why?

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Answered by

Dr. Atul Prakash

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Lochana .k

Published At November 2, 2020
Reviewed AtAugust 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 21-year-old. I keep on getting ganglion cysts. Previously, I had 6 cysts and the last one was worse. It appeared where I had a broken bone previously, and a fracture on my fifth metatarsal. It grew a little and got ruptured a week back. It is causing pain affecting mobility and getting worse every day. What is going on? What can I do?

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I am unable to comment on the exact cause of the lump or bump that you are experiencing. You have not attached your ultrasound report. It seems to be a ganglion as it bursts spontaneously. But multiple incidence and location are unusual to occur especially on the foot. Your last ganglion has ruptured. It will be sore for some time as the content needs to be absorbed and a sheath covering the swelling allows the contents to dissipate. It causes inflammation and settles down in a week to ten days. Take anti-inflammatory tablets and ice the area frequently.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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