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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

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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Not if it is treated: Properly using apropriate antibiotics and surgical drainage when necessary, assuming normal immune function. Show it to a doctor for specific advice.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: It should be opened and drained, especially if it shows any signs of infection (tenderness, draining, heat). If it's not draining or painful and you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cys ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
2 to 4 wks after I/d: It take approx 2 to 4 wks for sebaceous cyst to heal depending on underlying illness like diabetes cancer etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
A raised lump.: Unless it's infected, then it's a raised red lump! sometimes they are more felt than seen, but they are still the same thing--entrapped sebum within a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Well...: Not sure of your question but your doctor will be able to tell you if it's a sebaceous cyst.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: If the contents are similar to toothpaste may require surgical removal.

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