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can i remove my own cyst

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually not: Depends on location and size. Ability to have good local anesthesia makes pain a minimum problem. Like at the dentist, once the tooth is anesthetized, ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst Removal: I assume you are talking about a cyst under the skin somewhere. Yes, it hurts. But not badly. We use lidocaine to numb the area so you get a couple ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Bessmer
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If the cyst is leaking after removal...It wasn't removed or the skin around the wound might be infected. Sounds like you should follow up with the m ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
More information: Please tell us more. What is the location of the cyst? Has the doctor specified what type of cyst it is?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends where the cyst is located, what kind of cyst it is and how much it bothers you. You should have this evaluated by a physician. Good luck!
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
31 years experience Internal Medicine
This depends on: The answer to this question depends on the location of the cysts, and the type of cysts they are.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes w/ ganglion cyst: Yes a ganglion cyst on the back of the wrist can be there for many years and disappear overnight.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Surgery: Anesthesia is needed, short operation to remove cyst, close skin . About an hour or less.
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Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
It'll come back: A cyst is a bag of fluid. These are usually not painful. There is typically an underlying injury (in the knee) that caused the cyst to form initially ... Read More
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