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what exactly is a cyst?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
A cyst: is a sac of tissue filled with fluid. Depending on the location, tissues and organs involved, a cyst can be a minor problem or extremely serious.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a renal cortical cyst?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Could be normal: Cysts in the kidneys could be a normal finding if they are simple and one or 2 in number. They may be a sign if a disease called poly cystic kidney disease if they are numerous and bilateral depending on age and if there is family history. Cysts occur with aging and usually if someone is on dialysis they may have cysts.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a lymphothenial cyst?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Oral ?: The oral lymphoepithelial cyst develops within a benign lymphoid aggregate or accessory tonsil of the oral or pharyngeal mucosa. The surface of such aggregates may be indented with tonsillar crypts, as are the much larger pharyngeal tonsils of the lateral pharyngeal walls. The crypts may become obstructed by keratin or other debris, or surface opening may become constricted . See ENT doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have a cyst on my tonsil?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Tonsil Cyst: Tonsil cysts are usually visible on the surface of the tonsil and can be seen during an oral exam. If you are concerned about a tonsil cyst, make sure to see your primary care provider or your local ear nose and throat specialist.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it mean to have a heterogenous area on your cyst?

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Dr. David Dang
Radiology 14 years experience
See below: This depends on what cyst and in what organ. Usually, though, a heterogenous area in a cyst may mean a solid nodule component, an area of debris containing proteinaceous or hemorrhagic materials, or septations. This is a nonspecific description and more information would be helpful.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

How do i find exactly what type of cyst i have?

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Dr. Robert Shapiro
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Answer: If the cyst is on your skin, then many doctors can simply use a needle in the office to remove some or all of the fluid and have it analyzed in a lab. If the cyst is inside your body, ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI can help with diagnosis.

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