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are pilonidal cysts dangerous

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Have surgeon clarify: When a small pilonidal area is excised it is usually left open to granulate in. Some larger areas are marsupulized (bringing the skin edges down to t ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Young adults: Pilonidal cysts occurs most commonly in young adults, mainly between the ages of 15-24. It is very rare for anyone to develop pilonidal disease after ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
None: Patients with pilonidal cysts may not have any symptoms at all. In others the cyst may become infected resulting in inflammation and pain. The infecte ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: chronic infection can cause these cysts to become scarred and hardened; however, although antibiotic therapy will calm down an infection, surgery is t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nurit Winkler
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Could be : The most common complication of an ovarian cyst includes rupture of the cyst with internal bleeding, torsion of the ovary as well as the presence of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Not at all.: Breast cysts develop when a milk duct gets obstructed & accumulate fluid, forming a "water-balloon" in the breast. As many as 1/3 of women between 35 ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Breast cysts: Rarely. There is an uncommon type of breast cancer called intracystic papillary carcinoma that usually presents in older women. Us shows an abnormal c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cysts: Surprisingly, most of the time when an ovarin cyst ruptures they is little consequence. There can be 1 or 2 days of discomfort. Sometimes, however, a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No evidence : In medical literature that I am aware of.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
not if benign: Thyroid cysts are common and are often part of a multinodular goiter. The nodules and cysts need to be evaluated by ultrasound. Some ultrasound feat ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Excision: When indicated, they can be excised.
A female asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Typically : Typically they are surgically removed and submitted for microscopic diagnosis by a specialist. Depending upon their location and size it may be done ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No, usually not: My understanding is that colloid cyst suggests a benign entity. However, must know of what body part you are referring.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be: Loaded question - they can cause pain by their size, they can twist on themselves and cause severe pain, they can abnormal cells in them - so many pos ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most are normal: Making cysts is what the ovary normally does. Ovulation is the process by which an egg is enclosed in a follicle that produces estrogen. The follicl ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Pedunculated means that the structure is connected to the main structure by a stalk. Most ovarian cysts are incorporated into the ovary. The majority ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Can be: Most epidermoid or squamous Ca's arising in skin can be slow growing but if allowed to progress can spread to regional nodes. Of visceral origin they ... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Complex liver cysts are typically not cancer. Cancer often has a different picture on ct or MRI of the liver. Cysts are common findings in patients, a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Cells go deep: The familiar "sebaceous cyst" is usually caused by cells from the epidemis, the surface layer of the skin, becoming embedded (perhaps from a bug bite) ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Frequently fatal: The ovaries can have cancer for a long time before symptoms are felt. They are small organs and not readily felt on a routine abdominal exam. Frequent ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, usually: But you need to see an urologist to get examination done so that further verification can be done with tests like ultrasound examination to confirm it ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Mucus cysts of CX: Cervix has mucus producing follicles retention of mucus causes cysts, called nabothian cysts are not malignant need to be observes for malignant tra ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
At your age: A simple fluid filled cyst in the ovary is almost always benign. Followup ultrasound is generally not done unless the cyst is over 5cm in size or it h ... Read More
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