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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: If the contents are similar to toothpaste may require surgical removal.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Peterson
34 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Popping doesn't fix: A sebaceous cyst has to be removed entirely. No matter where the cyst is located the entire cyst wall and contents needs to be removed. This is genera ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
It will regrow: Seabum is constantly produced from glands at the hair follicle when the outlet is clogged the sebum builds . It may or may not rupture but when it doe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Surgery...: This is a straightforward office procedure that can be done by a plastic surgeon with local anesthesia. It is important to remove the entire wall of t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
36 years experience in Dermatology
It can: If a sebaceous cyst, also known as an epidermal inclusion cyst, becomes inflamed enough it will drain on its own. They can be painful if inflamed. D ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Nope!: Local anesthesia (a small needle stick is all that is needed) makes this completely painless, and the post-removal discomfort is very mild--tylenol is ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: If it ruptures internally, it causes an inflammatory reaction. If it ruptures to the outside through a small opening the contents may dry up and grow ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
It heals.: Contents spill out. Inflammation subsides. Cyst heals. Sometimes recurs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It drains: It should be cultured as it may be infected or sterile and you may need antibiotics, usually if you have a barth cyst , you want it drained before it ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience in Hand Surgery
Maybe: The old slam the book technique is not used much anymore. A hand surgeon can drain it in his/her office.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Drain contents: May need to drain the contents. Sometimes may also need to remove the protective membrane to avoid recurrence.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, but: it may need some real treatment. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but it's like any oth ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cyst: Your breast is covered with skin and therefore skin issues will occur. As long as the area is not red, firm, painful, it was most likely a sebaceous c ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Minimal: With proper local anesthesia, all you should feel is the initial pinch of the numbing medicine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I wouldn't : Try that !
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience in Pathology
Cystic lesions: Ultrasound is good for distinguishing solid vs. cystic lesions and measuring depth. The juncture between tissues like fat and dermis can also often be ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Jarowski
48 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Sebaceous cyst: It all depends on where the "cyst" is. If it is on the back, buttocks, abdominal wall, chest or neck it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. If it is in t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
That would be a : Fairly normal course of events for it to relieve the buildup of pressure from the infected material creating an exit pathway or sinus. Without treatm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Sebaceous cysts: Can eventually thin the overlying skin enough that it could rupture with minimal manipulation. However, its best to remove surgically to minimize the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Ferguson
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Check with your dr: If truly a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, ma ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can: A drained ovarian cyst can reform and reappear.
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