Topic: Collection case study
April 22, 2019 / By Aggy Question:
I had a ganglion cyst in my wrist and had it surgically removed today.I don't know why I got it. Is it because of typing on the keyboard? I'm a heavy computer user.Or is it because of masturbating almost every day?
Tikva | 3 days ago
Any cyst as you know, is a collection of fluid inside a capsule. Like a chocolate with a soft centre, or even air inside a tennis ball, it's the hard outer sphere which stops the fluid from escaping. In the case of a ganglion cyst, the internal fluid is a very sticky, but lubricating, clear fluid, a bit like KY jelly.
A ganglion cyst is thought to be a collection inside a capsule, of the lubricating fluid normally used by the internal tendons and the joints. What is abnormal is not so much the fluid, as its being restricted and collected into a lump.
Why you should get this rather than someone else, is more problematical. It's definitely not caused by masturbation. Statistically, the figures are that 94 percent of all men masturbate, and 6 percent are liars, . I mean, ganglia would surely be much more common than they are.
I don't think there is any study comparing people who are manual workers, and people who are not, as regards the frequency of their getting ganglia. It is a disease of younger, active people, in my experience. I would be surprised if you get another one.
I hope this is of some help.
retired uk gp
The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts that then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon sheath that allows the joint tissue to bulge out.
A ganglion is a lump which is filled with a jelly like substance, u cud go to ur gp who might refer u to a specialist to have it seen to. this normally involves a needle being stuck into the lump an the jelly stuff drawn out into a syringe