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A 36-year-old member asked:

Should you get a sebaceous cyst rupture on its own?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Sebaceous cysts: Can eventually thin the overlying skin enough that it could rupture with minimal manipulation. However, its best to remove surgically to minimize the chances for recurrence.
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Dr. Earl Ferguson
29 years experience
Have it excised: If truly a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence.
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Dr. Aradhna Saxena
undefined 21 years experience
If you manipulate the cyst and cause it to rupture, you may cause an infection (and pain) requiring antibiotics. I would recommend treatment sooner than later.
Sep 4, 2013

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could a sebaceous cyst rupture under the skin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes!!: This can happen but world require some type of pressure or manipulation typically. These types of cysts grow slowly and are usually removed surgically.
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A member asked:

What happens when a sebaceous cyst ruptures?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It heals.: Contents spill out. Inflammation subsides. Cyst heals. Sometimes recurs.
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