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My mother has what appears to me to be a Ganglion Cyst on

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Hi, my mother has what appears to me to be a Ganglion Cyst on her finger and neck, could you confirm this? If not, what is it? And what are the remedies known? Thanks.


I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Since when is the finger and neck cysts?
Is the finger cyst painful, tender, red?

Is your mother diabetic?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Dr., she is not diabetic.

The neck cyst is there for 2 years. The finger, 1 year. Yes it is tender, red & painful.

Let me know if you need any more clarification, thanks.

Hello Rhen Khong,

The neck lump is likely to be a solitary dermatofibroma. Usually it does not require treatment. Removal (by minor surgery) is only considered due to cosmetic concern, as it is a noncancerous (benign) lump.

The skin fluid collection is likely due to chronic paronychia. It too is treated by a general surgeon or an orthopedic surgeon under local anesthesia by draining the fluid, removing excess skin and applying local antibiotic.

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