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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are fo ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
48 years experience Prosthodontics
Not tooth related: A cyst is a pathogenic space in bone or soft tissue containing fluid or semi fluid material, and in the oral regions, almost always lined by epitheliu ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: See a pediatric neurosurgeon. Most likely will recommend a shunt procedure to drain cyst. Depends on the anatomy and location.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not the same: Accessa sort of liquifies uterine fibroids through thermal ablation. This is not an appropriate treatment for ovarian cysts. It is a newer technology ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Likely not: The armpit is a pretty sensitive area that can be prone to infection. A true cyst will need to be surgically removed. Other masses can be associated w ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Cholangiocarcinoma is a serious cancer and you need expert advice from a surgeon and an oncologist. Depending on the extent and on your physical condi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a good idea.: This type of abscess can result into a life threatening condition.Like all abscesses, incision and drainage are required for healing to take place,alo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Cant: To simply open and drain it is not adequate it will grow back It must be excised and the sac its in removed as well
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: May get relief with warm soaks in a bathtub. May use Ibuprofen or similar for discomfort. Suppositories from drug store may help some. Best is to avoi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enid Goris
22 years experience Podiatry
Motrin & warm soaks: Keep your foot elevated, warm soaks, ankle support elastic brace, motrin/ibuprofen, and plenty of rest. But you must see your pcp asap.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation is usual/initial advice for most injuries. Failing that, go see your Family Doc or Sports Med doc to confirm di ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge: If you itch and your discharge is like cottage cheese you can try otc antifungal creams like gynelotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See your doctor: Kidney cancer is a potentially fatal illness that needs to be treated by trained specialists. They will "stage" the cancer before recommending appropr ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Pain meds and ATB: For immediate treatment use an appropriate pain medication and an antibiotic especially if there is any swelling at the jaw, and then make an appointm ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us see: Ido advice to there medical care to there hands, but some time you to do something to help, tooth ache most likely from infection or mechanical proble ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
In your thyroid?: Regardless of location, the answer is probably "no." and if your personal physician isn't concerned about it, i would not be either. If it's suggeste ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: There are many good wart removers that can be bought from the pharmacy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: But if you have fever and pain and going on liquids doesn't help you need to see your doctor or go to er for a ct scan of abdomen and pelvis along wit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Wart Treatments: Several wart treatments exist that are available without a prescription. 1. Salicylic acid. This is most effective against plantar warts (warts on ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Virtual visit: If this diagnosis is correct then you will need antibiotics. Breast infections are not that common in 22 year olds unless you are breastfeeding. If y ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Wart Treatments: Several wart treatments exist that are available without a prescription. 1. Salicylic acid. This is most effective against plantar warts (warts on ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Removal of a sebaceous cyst requires a small surgical procedure. While it can be done easily in a office setting with the right instruments, it is not ... Read More
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