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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
To better provide: You with useful info, please tell us the location of the cyst on the body. Can re-ask question.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Ganglion: Bible cyst is another name for a ganglion cyst. In some cultures the cyst would be smacked with a weighty book like the bible to rupture the cyst and ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Typical symptoms can include irregular bleeding, abdominal pain, and abdominal fullness.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
None needed: It is a clinical diagnosis and does not need any lab tests.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Paolillo
55 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not unusual: Conj cysts may be associated with an allergic reaction or may follow eye surgery. Cause should be determined and certain eydrops can help. If unsigh ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rupture and torsion: Rupture and torsion are the major complications of ovarian cysts. Ovarian cyst rupture may be associated with sudden sharp pain, which can be severe. ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: See your doctor to make sure it's only a cyst. If it is, usually rest and Ibuprofen suffice.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Minimal: With proper local anesthesia, all you should feel is the initial pinch of the numbing medicine.
A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be eva ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience in Pathology
Dermoid Cysts : Dermoid ovarian cysts are benign; your lesion should have been thoroughly examined by a pathologist to rule out any hidden cancer, which very rarely c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
General surgeon: Seek the care of above.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Not if it is treated: Properly using apropriate antibiotics and surgical drainage when necessary, assuming normal immune function. Show it to a doctor for specific advice.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mayank Pandya
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
They can: Bartholin's glands can become infected. They can then drain infected/purulent fluid and or blood or a mixture of the two. Do you have one? See your do ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colleen Foos
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a bab ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Surgery...: This is a straightforward office procedure that can be done by a plastic surgeon with local anesthesia. It is important to remove the entire wall of t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Pineal gland cyst: Pineal gland cysts are not at all uncommon. As long as the mr is not showing any tumor characteristics which it sounds like is the case here here. The ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Keller
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the e ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
27 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
No: No they are degenerative cysts.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Certainly: It can.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Very rare: It would be very rare for a pilonidal cyst to become cancerous. Very rarely, long term repeated infections over a very long time can result in a rare ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid: Yes. Your body is able to resorb the fluid from the inner lining of the abdomen.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience in General Practice
Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Extremely rarely: I suppose it is theoretically possible but the cyst has to be very large to do that.

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