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Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

Wrist Bumps

By August 29, 2004

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The wrist is a common location for lumps and bumps that seemingly pop up out of nowhere. The most common cause of this condition is called a ganglion cyst.

A wrist ganglion cyst is a swelling that usually occurs over the back of the hand or wrist. These are benign, fluid-filled capsules. Ganglion cysts are not cancerous, will not spread, and while they may grow in size, they will not spread to other parts of your body.

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January 6, 2010 at 11:53 pm
(1) Ferdie says:

Thank you, Jonathan Cluett, M.D., for this very helpful information.

Now, I am not that worried about it. Yes, I think I have a “Wrist Bump” in the back of my wrist.

I would appreciate if you could give me an alternative treatment without going to a surgeon.

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