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what happens if you pop a cyst

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Depends on what kind of cyst it is. You risk infection and recurrence of the cyst. Serious damage would not be expected though. Before you pop it a ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually not much: Cysts can get big enuf to be painfull, but that's rare. They can push on a nearby nerve to cause pain, they they shoud be sucked out or operated on.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience Ophthalmology
Cysts: Where are they. Please give details for a response.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Fearing
35 years experience Gynecology
prevent ovulation: Hormonal contraception helps quiet your ovaries and can help prevent cysts/ inhibit ovulation.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Popping pimples: You can spread infection and you can leave scarring.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cyst vs abscess: Small whiteheads are generally different form pimples. Whereas pimples tend to be inflammatory active lesions filled with white cells, white heads ten ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually nothing: Your radiologist should be able to tell if your cysts appear benign or if they need additional studies.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pimple popping: If you pop a pimple in the area of the face called the triangle of death (top of nose to corners of lips) infectious material can be driven into blood ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
If...: If it becomes more inflamed, grows larger, keeps presenting pus or very painful you need to be seen as soon as possible. If it gets better and grows s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
May heal over.: If covered with packing in place that is no problem as u change it, if just lanced it may heal over but still must b covered to absorb any drainage an ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Need more info...: Tumor size sometimes matters with regard to prognosis, but it really depends on the type of tumor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection and Pain: A Bartholin's Cyst is caused by a blockage of the Bartholin's Gland duct. Secretions accumulate and form a cyst. It can become infected, very painfu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Infected Cyst ?: If u can't see it it can be difficult. May be u want to talk with u pcp.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You increase the: Potential for infection.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Small ovarian cysts are very common and they can resolve by rupturing. In the majority of cases no treatment is needed. If you are in severe pain then ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Virus comes teaming: Out of blister.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: It depends on what exactly is wrong. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Trione
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually nothing : You will just pass it out the other end in the stool or it will dissolve somewhat during digestion. Nothing to worry about.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
Usually, : Means nothing wrong except a cosmetic nuisance.It can be treated by removing it if big enough or injecting it.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Removal is likely best option, particularly if previous infection, enlarging etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Collapsed lung: A collapsed along can be a medical emergency. Typically the attempt is to expand the long using a chest tube. This is usually done in intensive care s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dr. Stan Shih answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Drainage: Drainage of pus may be achieved. If this is done in a non-sterile environment or done incorrectly, injury , excessive bleeding , injury of gum tissue, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Doctor: Must rule out tumor.

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