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is surgery the only way to get rid of a cyst?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
What kind?: Cyst means collection of fluid. There are different types of fluid collections in different parts of the body, so need to know where the cyst is and how large in order to give an idea what if anything can be done.
Answered on Feb 19, 2013
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Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Sometimes a cyst will go away on its own. Sometimes a cyst can be drained in the office by an ultrasound guided needle. Sometimes it can be drained by ct guided needle as well. It depends on the situation. But draining a cyst may not always get rid of the cyst. It may only collapse it. The only way technically to get rid of the cyst wall is surgery. But that may not always be necessary.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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