How long should a ganglion cyst last?

The duration of a ganglion cyst can vary depending on its size, location, and other factors. In some cases, a ganglion cyst may go away on its own without any treatment within a few weeks or months. In other cases, the cyst may persist or continue to grow over time.

The best course of action for a ganglion cyst will depend on the size, location, and symptoms of the cyst. In many cases, observation and monitoring of the cyst may be recommended. If the cyst is causing pain or functional problems, treatment options such as immobilization, aspiration, injection, or surgery may be recommended.

It is important to consult with a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for your individual situation. Your healthcare provider can help determine the best course of action for managing your ganglion cyst and can provide guidance on the expected duration of the cyst based on its size and other factors.