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how can I get rid of a sebaceous cyst

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Trichilemmal Cyst: Definitive treatment is complete excision of the cyst. Several methods can be used to surgically remove these cysts. A small linear incision, an ellip ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cut it out!: Sebaceous cysts are surgically removed. This allows for removal of the mass and the lining of the cyst to prevent recurrence. Infected cysts are lance ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Surgery: There is no way except for minor surgery to remove these lesions, .
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: This is unlikely to resolve on its own.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: Usually the cyst wall needs to be removed to prevent recurrence.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Minimal discomfort: Assuming 1]this is of the skin, 2]cometent surgeon] 3] reasonable patient: the procedure is commonly done under local anesthesia, as an out patient. T ... Read More
Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Should be routine: Thanks for your question. If the cyst is a less than an inch wide, you are in good health, and you are with a good doctor--it should be routine surge ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Topical treatment of sebaceous cyst (it is likely to be a Bartholin cyst) is not available. If it is troublesome, it would need to be removed surgical ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cys ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Minor surgery: A cyst like this may discharge its contents and get smaller, but will recur. Surgery is quick and easy but may not be indicated. It would be reasona ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Excision: It would need to be removed surgically. It could be done local anesthesia as an out patient procedure.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Multiple Options: You can go to a doctor and see the multiple options that are available. You can have it injected, an excision and drainage may also be available, a to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Leave them alone: Show them to your physician on your next routine visit. All men have sebaceous glands there; inclusion ("sebaceous") cysts are common enough. They are ... Read More

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