A female asked:
Disclaimer

hi, im getting dull pain on my lower back. i have been told i have a dermoid cyst on left side. i have a mri scan next week too. what shall i do ?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
The mri: The MRI will determine how it can be removed and if there is something else causing it. You may need other tests done.
Answered on Dec 24, 2014
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dermoid cyst: A dermoid cyst of that size can cause the symptoms you state. Your doctor is correct to advise surgical removal. It is probably not ruptured or you ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Sebaceous cyst: In that area it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. It is just a collection of retained sebum - a skin oil produced by sebaceous glands. This gland is in ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Follow up with Dr.: The neurologist can evaluate and may order an imaging scan if another is needed. A physical medicine doctor can also help. If there is a lesion on the ... Read More
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
2nd opinion: At that age, your doctor is giving you the highest probability that it is something benign. However, you can always get a second opinion, from an ocul ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month