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Sebaceous cyst pregnancy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
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
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Generally yes: In most instances you should have these removed because removal after infection may be very difficult. However a few patients may have a large number ... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Infected?: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes and no: A sebaceous cyst by itself is not going to kill you, but should it get infected very badly, it can lead to sepsis, which in turn can lead to death. G... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
The best treatment: Is complete removal of the cyst.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Mobile mass attached: Sebaceous cysts originate within the skin and are therefore attached over the mass. There is a layer of fat underneath the cyst that makes them movab... Read More
A 39-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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Excision: Sebaceous cysts can be easily removed with a minor surgical excision.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
A minor surgery: These are usually treated with a minor surgery, where the cyst, and it's entire lining, is removed. This is typically done under local anesthesia.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Bursting a Cyst: It is not okay to burst a sebaceous cyst. This can lead to serious infections, especially if the cyst is on the face. Better see your physician who ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cyst: Sebacious cysts usually don't bleed. They are filled with cheese like material that occasionally can get infected and turns into pus. If it is bleedin... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It heals.: Contents spill out. Inflammation subsides. Cyst heals. Sometimes recurs.

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