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what does a sebaceous cyst look like?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
A raised lump.: Unless it's infected, then it's a raised red lump! sometimes they are more felt than seen, but they are still the same thing--entrapped sebum within a cyst cavity whose cells produce the sebum. Popping them does not get rid of them since the cyst cells that make the sebum remain. The sac cavity must be surgically removed (or killed by infection and neglect, causing scar) with a much tinier scar.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Outgrowths : They appear as growths from the skin surface and may feel soft or hard. Sometimes they may already be draining whitish material which is tooth paste consistency and may have an odor.

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What is the corpus luteum cyst?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Post-ovulation: A follicle forms in the ovary from which an ovum is discharged in mid-cycle. A cyst often forms at the site during the second half or the period or if the woman becomes pregnant.
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How are the follicular cysts diagnosed?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sonography: These are usually diagnosed by clinical presentation; and confrimed by ultrasound.
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Is surgery the only way to get rid of a cyst?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
What kind?: Cyst means collection of fluid. There are different types of fluid collections in different parts of the body, so need to know where the cyst is and how large in order to give an idea what if anything can be done.
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How are pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts typically treated?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Drainage: Pseudocyts are fluid collections that arise after pancreatic necrosis secondary to acute pancreatitis. Most resolve on their own, but if large, persistent and/or symptomatic, they can usually be drained by nonsurgical endoscopic techniques. Cysts are usually benign but may be cancerous: endoscopic ultrasound and aspiration are sometimes necessary to differentiate the two.
A 33-year-old member asked:

After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Possible: The histogenesis of colloid cysts is unclear. Surgical treatment is usually considered if they cause hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain). Surgical removal does not always resolve the swelling. Aspiration may mot completly remove the cyst wall in which case they can recur.

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