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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Draining a ganglion: Is simple if you are trained to do it . Don't let the seemingly simple way in which an experienced surgeon addresses these fool you. Complicati ... Read More
Dr. Zahid Niazi
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
DIY not recommended: Medical procedures are not recommended as diys. Needling a volar wrist ganglion even by non-hand surgeons is fraught with danger as one of the main ar ... Read More
Dr. Steven Ferguson
35 years experience General Practice
Don't try it: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or co ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Sebaceous cyst : You probably have a sebaceous cyst. These can be removed. You should see your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Not Advisable: Sticking a pin into your cyst could lead to it becoming infected and therefore worse than it may already be. Some cysts have fluid so thick it won't d ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Kidney cyst yellow: Clear watery fluid. Ovarian cyst clear watery. Hydroceles contain clear yellowish fluid.Lymphatic & epididymalcysts contain whitish or clear fluid. Cy ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Cyst: On your own you can attempt warm compresses or sitz baths. Typically these need antibiotics or have to be taking care of by a surgeon.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Surgery: Very common to have cysts such as mucus retention cysts in the sinuses. If you perform a sinus ct scan on healthy, asymptomatic people about 39% will ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery: may be needed for a Bartholin's cyst that keeps returning. Visit your OB/Gyn for evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beckman
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
Minimal: Most cysts on the head are just under the skin and may be excised (or drained) under local anesthesia with very minimal discomfort that is only during ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
54 years experience Pain Management
Stress reduction: 1 way to reduce stress is 5 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing each day. Make sure your belly is pooching in and out (hands on belly to feel the move ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: Sometimes an urgent care doctor can drain a cyst, especially if it is infected, and when it's important to have it drained soon. A dermatologist or ge ... Read More
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