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A female asked:

I have a red pimple-like bump after popping my previous pimple. could it possibly become a cyst because bacteria went deeper inside the pore?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes: Rupturing a pimple can cause a cyst, and its one of the reasons we discourage people from doing this.

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