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A 19-year-old female asked:

i have a butt pimple and its getting worse and im concerned it may be a cyst...what should i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Short/long term: Depending on the size & location this may benefit from moist heat several times a day. If it is a small abscess it may drain & heal. If it doesn't respond it may need surgical drainage to heal. Discuss it with your doc.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Inflammation: A pimple begins as a blocked oil gland that already contains bacteria. The gland walls then begin to break down and a localized infection takes hold in the adjacent skin, which you see as red. At this stage the inflammation causes pain.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How exactly are these cysts handled?

1 doctor answer13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Ovarian cysts: 3 answers in one: a simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can interpret the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Sometimes surgery is needed. Please see comments below by specialists in gyn for additional input.
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very common in women who still have periods. The ovaries' job is to make cysts...that is where the "egg" lives. Small simple cysts are of no concerns. Larger (>5CM), complex, or if you are post menopausal, may be of greater concern. Birth control pills can help suppress ovarian cysts.
Feb 1, 2012
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Simple cysts can usually be followed with a "watch and wait" approach. Having a follow-up ultrasound 4-6 weeks after the cyst was initially diagnosed can demonstrate if the cyst has resolved or gotten bigger. An increase in pain may be a reason to proceed with laparoscopic surgery.
Feb 1, 2012
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder commented
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Provided original answer
Thanks for your input, doctors.
Feb 3, 2012
A 41-year-old member asked:

What happens after a dermal cyst excision heals?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Scar: You will have a scar and low chance of reoccurence.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What happens to you during a dermal cyst excision?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Removal: The area is anesthetized then the cyst is removed . Sutures are used to repair the wound.
A 47-year-old member asked:

When must I seek a dermal cyst excision?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Dermal cyst: It can be removed any time if it is large and not infected.

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