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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A lump on the skin: Usually only that.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
EIC's or epidermal..: Inclusion cysts are typically just below but attached to the skin. They often have a small punctum or pore, usually near the center if you look hard ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Immediately: After removal, bruising of the local tissues can cause pain. This should resolve quickly. If redness or fever is there, it could represent an infect ... Read More
Dr. Eric O'Neill
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: Anytime surgery is performed, pain is likely to be encountered. If it persists more than a day, or two, then you need to discuss it with your physicia ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
EPIDERMAL CYST: Do not try to puncture it as it can be dangerous and cause a serious infection.If you want it removed you should see a surgeon or a dermatologist and ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Epidermal Cyst: An epidermal cyst or sebaceous cyst is a collection of smelly white oily substance (keratin). They can occur all over the body, and are usually treat ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Consult: Check it out with your family physician.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Have to ask, but...: This should be (in most cases) a simple in-office procedure performed with local anesthesia, so the cost should not be too great.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Review with the doc: Your options are variable, but often focus on antiinflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, Aleve, etc, or pain medications(like Tylenol (acetaminophe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
No: And epidermal cyst is a cyst filled with keratin a protein of the skin. In and of itself it does not cause infertility.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not sure: This is more of a phrase than a question so i'm not sure what your asking. But here's a guess. Warm compresses can sometimes cause these cysts to dr ... Read More
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