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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Treat headaches: The arachnoid cyst is likely congenital and creating no problems, whatsoever, unless images are indicative of increasing size and mass effect. The he ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Follow up with your : Neurologist since there is not enough information here to answer accurately.
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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Likely unrelated: Arachnoid cysts are often asymptomatic. When they cause trouble, it is by pressing on adjacent brain tissue. If your cyst is in the back of the brain ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Brain Cysts: Hi, This depends entirely on the exact/precise location of the cyst ("Anterolateral" is too broad of a region), as well as the "radiographic character ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, per ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arthur Desrosiers
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Vague: Can you provide more details?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many possibilities: This could be many things - growths, infections, cysts, etc.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Location: A lump could be benign tumor or lymph node or a carbuncle. The location and presence of tenderness and duration may help to differentiate.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
Not usually: Pituitary tumor can cause headaches but you are describing a specific headache which can be caused by many problems. Your best bet is to discuss this ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Sebacous cyst: Yes it is what we called sebaceous cyst which is a oil gland cyst leave it alone try not to squeezed it other wise might get infected very binign.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck mass: A mass on the neck could be many things without more details. If it is in the skin, it could be a cyst. If it is deeper, it could be associated with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: Pain could be due to trigeminal neuralgia also called tic douloureoux.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Probably not: Sounds like neuritis of Trigeminal Nerve.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely the cause: If you have a dermoid cyst with the pain on the other side you need to consider some other issue as the cause. Do you have a hx of PID? Could you hav ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say.: The doc who ordered the test should know more about it. I would suggest seeing a neurologist who can consider additional testing if needed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
See DR: See a primary care professional to rule out an infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly : If the cyst was exceptionally large then pain referred to the other side is possible. This is not as likely as something else causing the pain.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes indeed. Collect that bet money!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Several: The spleen is on the left side. Portions of the intestines are on the left side. The pancreas is mostly on the left side.One kidney is on the left s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
See gynecologist : A dermoid cyst often does not cause pain but may need go be removed to rule out malignancy. Benign cysts are often painful, at least intermittently. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Complex: Pain on the left side, i presume in the flank, may be due to another new stone on the left or be unrelated i.e. Due to a muscular or skeletal cause. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: But this is affected by handedness.
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
? doubt related: I doubt that the two are related except for time of onset. I your headache caused the lump, it was not a migraine, more likely infection or inflammat ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Unlikely: Since you also have forehead pain this is far more likely to be a sinus headache. Obviously i can't tell over the internet. Brain tumors are rare, es ... Read More

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