Do you get ganglion cysts with flares?

I just noticed a patch of skin on my hand the other day, and then the bumps on my left finger started. Then, the pain in my joints began to increase. Then, the brain squeezies started to ramp up to 10-15 a day (instead of the usual 1 or 2), and then I woke up with a ganglion cyst on my wrist. I am clearly in a flare, and I'm wondering if anyone else has had ganglion cysts arise when joint inflammation increases. This is a first for me.

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  • Hi this has not happened to me, but I have heard of it happening with a woman who had a flare and also had sjogrens, probably is linked to your flare in some way. I am sure others on here, will maybe have had something similar. Hope you go and get it checked out. Mary F x

  • Wow , funny you should say this! My girlfriend who is very observatant just said last night, what's that in your elbow ? So I looked and sure enught it was a bump under my skin ?!bout the size of a pencil eraser , was gonna wait til I see the hemo dr this week, then had joint paint n cramps in the middle of the night. Woke up to a lot ion top of my right foot. Didn't see that coming since my pt/INR is at 3.6, ( doc wants me between 3.5 & 4.5 anything lower n I got clots . Don't know if this is the Hughes or the lupus ? The SLE & the lupus symptoms are so close I never know. So to answer your question yes, this would be my 4th, but unto your comment didn't think of this is why. Thank you!

    Davidj Tampa Florida

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  • I have the sam pea sized lump under my skin - near my elbow joint. My family doctor didn't know what it was. It bugs me and I'm worried.


  • I have ganglion cyst in my right hand, it is tiny, and I feel it under my skin, and causes no pain at all, I can move it about as well, but sometimes it appears larger, more prominent, but currently, is minimal and not noticeable to anyone one else. I cannot say I have noticed a significant link to a flare up. X

  • I have no idea if this is relavant to this thread but, before I found I was Celiac and gave up gluten I used to have bumps inside my ear lobes. A lot of bumps. They would come and go, but after I went gluten free they went away within a month --and haven't been back since. Since I've had the bumps for as long as I can remember and they never hurt, I wonder if I should miss them? I mean, when on girl scout camping trips when we all tried to show something we could do, or something we had that was unique, I could show off my " W" siting, ( my therapist says this predisposed me for the hip arthritis I now suffer from,) and my ear bumps.

    Isn't it great to be special at something?

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