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A 35-year-old member asked:

how long till a cyst heals?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Cyst facts: A cyst is a collection of material contained within a covering of specialized cells. They can be in the skin or below it in one of the many layers of tissue. Once formed, they may be resorbed or persist. They may also become inflammed and/or infected depending on many factors.If it bothers you, then removal may be the answer. Unfortunately, there is no way to know how long any of these may take.

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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.
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A 20-year-old member asked:

Is there a such thing as a floating cyst?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Never heard of it.
A 29-year-old member asked:

I'm in the uk and have a sabacous cyst in a private place. Nhs refuses to treat because it's cosmetic. What can I say to get them to treat me?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Painful or bleeding?: Is it painful or bleeding? Does it seem infected, draining pus? Does it interfere with urination or sexual intercourse? Is it rapidly growing which might be a sign that it might not be a cyst but a tumor or cancer.

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