Recently, an article on CNN's health category caught my attention and left me with some curiosity.
The article was about the bump some people have on their wrist. In the article. Dr. Otis Brawley who is the CMO at the American Cancer Society stated that one should not ignore such a sign as it may result in a severe cyst in the long run.
I know you too are curious to know more about this medical condition, right? Just keep reading because nothing is more important to us than your health.
The beginning of the unusual growth on the wrist will start from a bump whose size will be similar to a pimple. And, that's where the ignorance starts. We sometimes assume that the bump is just a mosquito bite or something else that'll heal on its own. But...
The bump will start to change its shape. It will look round, and suddenly you will start to notice changes in your wrist too. The pain and suffering will start, and you will feel weirdness from the inside.
According to Dr. Otis Brawley, there can be several reasons behind it. The swelling or bump may be caused due to an injury resulting in problems in soft tissues and ligaments. Another reason behind it maybe Ganglion Cyst.
But, what exactly is it?
Ganglion Cyst is a bump which is filled with fluid which appears near the joints or tendons on the hand or wrist. If you are not able to imagine it, then think of a balloon filled with jelly. The cyst is very much similar to it.
Well, the cyst may appear to painless and tangible, but as soon as the person who has it touch near the tendons or muscles where the cyst is located, then s/he will experience the pain. Sometimes, it can be really painful, and the person will not be able to feel that part of the hand.
The exact reason behind the cyst is mostly unknown. It may be caused due to the degeneration of tissues, and it also runs in families. But, it also has an interesting side.
Note: The visual in the next image contains the still while a surgery was in operation, move ahead only if you are above 18.
The cyst may go down in the size or even vanish on their own. This happens in some cases and even the surgery is not required.
Nothing can be better than the automatic decline in the size of the cyst. But, if it does not take place then what must be the next step? Keep reading, and I will tell you.
The diagnosis will start with the inquiry about your first memory of the bump. Most of the patients don't remember it. After that, the doctor will do the assessment of the bump and check if it is caused due to an injury or it has some connection with the history of patient's family.
The doctor can use many different things for the diagnosis. It starts with normal X-ray and can go upto the use of ultrasound for the detection of the cyst of the patients who don't have any idea about its origin.
After the diagnosis, a surgical process is carried out for the removal of the cyst. It is one of the most effective methods because there is a very less chance of its recurrence. But, there is one natural way too.
The non-surgical treatment of the cyst involves using a wrist brace. You can also use a method of puncturing the cyst by inserting a needle.
If you have seen something like this on someone's wrist, then share this story with them and also ask them to visit a doctor. :)