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is it possible for a cyst to pop beneath the skin

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Leave alone: Honestly, I would probably just leave it alone and let it run its course until you see a dermatologist. The more you mess with it, the more inflamed ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Removal: If it is recurring it is likely something that needs drainage and pssible removal to avoid its recurrence. Depending on its size you may need to see a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No, unless: You have symptoms, such as pain, swelling, limited movement of your shoulder, an open wound or nerve problem like numbness / in your arm or forearm, ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Sounds bad: See a dermatologist. Probably need biopsies, including DIF.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If you squeeze a pimple and instead of getting the pus to come out it ruptures into your subcutaneous tissues it can cause a cellulitis or abscess and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Absolutely: Pilonidal disease is a nest of hair that is embedded under the skin and leading to infections that become evident on the skin. The infection under ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Sometimes pain will develop before the wart protrudes thru the skin.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CYST ABOVE LIP: DEPENDS ON THE SIZE. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
A female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: A carbuncle is a "boil" with multiple heads and it is a serious infection of the skin. Bruising is a form of hemorrhage into the skin and is entirely ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: That is possible, but it should be examined. A chronic infection with intermittent drainage is common, and managing it before it becomes a worse infec ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Exfoliate : It is okay to wash your wound and gently exfoliate with a wash cloth. Okay to use mild soap. Do not use any sharp or cutting techniques. Okay to check ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Inflamed lump: I would go ask your surgeon immediately. This could be an infected suture cyst or other.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: plantar warts are an example of warts that are under the skin and are hard to see as they do not grow up and above the skin surface.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Ibuprofen isn't meant for such, may be OTC hydrocortisone cream 1% would do the trick, good luck
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
BUTTHOLE PIMPLE: YES. IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A PIMPLE ON YOUR BUTTHOLE.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
DEEP SCAR: After a year of healin a deep scar can only de addressed surgically. You need to consult a top plastic surgeon for a consult on scar revision .
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Vein in Forehead: Usually when you see a vein in the forehead it is because the skin overlies the bones of the skull with very little fat tissue to "hide" the blood ves ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It can be a cyst , a fatty tumor or a lymph node to name a few. Location , pain with touching it, time frame it was noticed, is it getting bigger ? Et ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Boils are abscesses, pockets of infection that develop below the surface of the skin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sure: They can occur near any joint.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Your infection could be worsening. You should be evaluated for a worsening of your septic joint.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Atypical for warts: Certainly a skin tag could occur in this location, and genital warts usually don't appear singly -- i.e. without several such bumps, warts are less li ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: No it's not normal. Have it examined by a dermatologist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jorge De la Pedraja
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Inflammation: Scratching or removing a pimple will trigger an inflammatory process of white blood cells. This will make the skin inflamed and red.
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