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which is better a cyst or a nodule

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, it's an ingrown hair, probably. They can be very tender in this area. Put a little neosporin on it. it will get better in a couple of days.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Solid versus Cystic: It is easy to separate the two by ct scan. Cysts are invariably benign, but a nodule being a solid structure can be cancerous.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes, it's possible: Hi. If you have nodules 10 mm or more in diameter, they should have a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) to make sure they're not cancer or respond ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cyst vs nodule: A cyst has a hollow cavity/sac with a fluid/liquid, or somewhat solid material a nodule is relatively hard and not hollow.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes to a degree: Ultrasound is commonly used to classify Cysts in the Ovary. This reflects the risk of a cyst being benign versus Cancerous. The size of the cyst and w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Bone cyst: Cyst is usually consider benign.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Most of time but: But final diagnosis tumor by biopsy only, no matter where it is located , as some of the complex cysts will contain malignant lesson final answer is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hosfield
17 years experience in Pathology
Not necessarily: Thyroid nodules may be benign or malignant (cancerous). Statistically speaking, they are more likely to be benign. However, biopsy or excision may b ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Your Doctor: Best if you discuss this with your doctor, he is more able to judge the situation since he has all the info and data necessary to make a diagnosis and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Goiter/FNA: Thyroid mass can be a goiter, cyst or solid mass. Cancer is possible, but there are several other potential causes that are not cancer. The first test ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same: I believe, the term is used interchangeably, however, complex cyst is the more common terminology.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Colloid nodules: Are generally benign, but if you've had an ultrasound and biopsy you should have a good idea of what your nodule is already. Generally no surgery is n ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Stye: A stye is an infected oil gland located where the eyelash meets the eyelid.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: "A simple ovarian cyst and a complex ovarian cyst" are sonographic diagnoses based on some criteria to describe what is visualized on a scan. Simple ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: complex cysts need further evaluation just aspiration is not enough biopsy of solid component mandated
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience in Gynecology
Complex Cyst: A simple cyst appears "clear" on radiographic studies, therefore a complex cyst is anything else. They can appear to be filled with blood, have separ ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Moynihan
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tumors and cysts are two distinct entities: , Tumor. . To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious are ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Burch
27 years experience in Pathology
See doctor: You don't say where the lump is, which would affect the answer. Many times a doctor can get a fairly good idea if a lump is cancerous just by appearan ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Ganglion cyst: Try aspiration first with injection of kenalog, (triamcinolone) use surgery as a last resort.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Thats possible and may be permanent.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Information: Removing sebaceous is fairly smple procedure. The entire sac must be removed in order to prevent recurrence. Vasectomy is also fairly straight forewar ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Definition: Actually, the terms nodule and tumor are essentially synonymous. If you're asking if a brochial mass (tumor, nodule, growth, neoplasm) can be benign a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes : Sometimes a breast ultrasound can determine whether a lump is definitely benign. If the lesion is a cyst (an encapsulated fluid collection) then it is ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Echogenic cyst: Probably not. What is being referred to is the ultrasound property of reflecting sound waves within a cystic structure. What it means is that there ... Read More

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