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Clear sticky fluid from 1st mpj

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by robertamagreenan, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. robertamagreenan

    robertamagreenan Welcome New Poster


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    Hello
    Could someone help in diagnosing some clear sticky fluid which builds up in my patients foot then "pops". The area is then left macerated. I have asked the GP to investigate and they think it is uric acid crystals. Do you think it would be synovial fluid???
    Roberta
     
  2. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    How about a bit more information.
    Age of patient
    Subjective ..... objective findings
    Where is the "fluid" coming from? Are you aspirating this?
    Is there a cystic lesion?

    All things being equal, the most common areas that can form a sticky CLEAR fluid would be a ganglion cyst or synovial fluid as a result of synovitis. Even tendon sheaths with synovitis.

    My best guess given the info supplied is a small ganglion sub dermal that, when "popped" causes the overlying skin to appear macerated (actually just not stretched anymore from the pressure of the ganglionic fluid)

    Steve
     
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