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A 47-year-old female asked:

i have a sebeceous cyst on labia that burst 3 days ago. not infected. still sore when rubbed. how long to heal and not be sore. ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Sebaceous cysts: If this was truly a sebaceous cyst it may have to be surgically removed. If only drained and the capsule remains it may reform and rupture once again and it will create a risk of becoming infected. See your gynecologist and have them advise you. Good luck and best wishes.

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