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what does a cancerous cyst look like

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
See below: This depends on the organ the cyst is in. I am assuming you're referring to ovarian cysts. If so they are more likely to be complex, with septations & ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cysts on labia: Can get infected and need to be seen by someone that can determine need for culture, antibiotics or incision and drainage. It is very, very unlikely ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Hard to tell: Without an exam it is hard to tell what it is. Given your age, a cancer is unlikely, but you need to see your doctor for an exam. It may be a cyst or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Fibroids: Broadly speaking, there are 2 general types of sequences on MRI...called T1and T2. Fibroids are usually dark on both, cysts are dark on T1 and bright ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dark circle: Benign cysts appear as dark black spheres, a cancerous lump would be bright white and solid.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes and no: Benign cysts can definitely be painful, and cancerous cyst are not necessarily painful. Good luck.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Simple retention cyst of epididymis is benign and of no significance if it is asymptomatic. Of course it needs to be established that it is a simple c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Nothing clearcut: Both conditions can be painless or cause some discomfort or pain. It is hard to tell the difference as they can both produce a lump/mass. Only ultraso ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Yes: The vast majority of ovarian cysts are physiologic and result from ovulation. Over 95% of them resolve spontaneously. The 5% that don't resolve are of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Essentially none: Dentigerous cysts ( follicular cysts) are benign, non-inflammatory odontogenic cysts that are thought to be developmental in origin. They are the sec ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Probably not: Penile cancer looks alot more ulcerative and can have a wet appearance. As the cancer increases in size, it does not have characteristics of a cyst, w ... Read More

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