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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Pineal cyst: The pineal gland produces melatonin (which helps regulate sleep/wake cycles). Many pineal cysts are found incidentally. The ones that need treatment ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The cyst is filled -: -with cells that we shed daily in normal life. They are lost but friction from sheets, clothing & clothing & bathing. The cells trapped in the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Abreu
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on the patie: Normal ovarian cysts get to 2cm for a good ovualtion. Patient usually doesnt have much pains with these. But you may have several cysts at once and ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Mature teratoma: It does not require removal at this size, although dermoids will need to be removed at sometime in the future. It is a benign tumor that can grow quit ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well: If they have ruptured they resolved themselves????? So I guess you men from coming to begin with. Really no good treatment plan You may just be pron ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
No good answer: Penile enhancement surgeries are not a good idea in most cases. Additionally, there are no drugs or herbal remedies that will increase the size of on ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure but: ... working out with a bun exerciser may be the first step. Dancing and Pilates apparently help with that department too. Toning is the key here.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
A Doctor: A doctor will be able to diagnose it, treat it on short order, overnight? Not likely.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Surgical excision is the only way to get rid of a pilonidal cyst.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery, but why?: First of all, you need to be sure it is a lipoma, there are other things that are similar to lipomas. If it is a lipoma, they are always what is calle ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Simple as 1,2,3: See surgeon. Have surgery, get herniorraphy
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Depends: If it's a cyst the sac will have to be removed. If it's a boil it needs to be drained and you may need antibiotics.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Yoo
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Steroid injection: To be very proactive about a "zit" your dermatologist should be willing to give you a small steroid injection to speed up its resolution. Not in the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Acute stye: Can turn into a chalazion after it's walled off by the body.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a chance: Livers do not usually burst. Spleen, bowels, even your heart and lungs might. Livers may get very large and hard due to cirrhosis, cause abdominal swe ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Warm compress: Most small chalazia resolve without intervention. Larger ones may be treated with warm compresses for 15 minutes, up to four times daily. Most clear s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Heat and/or surgery: Discuss this with your ophthalmolgist. Some chalazia will absorb with application of heat. Others will only respond to surgical excision which can b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
I&D: Get it incised and drained by a medical provider.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Ultrasound: Its a non invasive test using sound waves. Relatively easy procedure.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: On the cyst and if it needs to be taken out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malcolm Mackenzie
26 years experience Gynecology
Surgery: Laparoscopic removal of the dermoid cyst is really the only way to get rid of it. Importantly a surgeon need only remove the cyst and not the ovary.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on cause: If the only problems is swelling: rest, i've compression and elevation are standard remedies. If due to other causes such as a tight ring (remove it) ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You can't: This won't happen. If the problem is occasional acne pimples, you can usually keep most of them at bay with a salicylic acid face wash. It's not pleas ... Read More

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