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Can A Cyst Be Hard
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Yes: Similar to a water balloon, a ganglion cyst has an outer wall and filled with a fluid (typically from joint or tendon). Like the balloon analogy, if it is filled to the limit of the outer wall's volume, then the cyst will feel "as firm as a bone." often the doctor, depending on location, can prove that it is fluid filled by transillumination or aspiration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bump on the bottom of my wrist when i try and google it it says it can be ganglion cysts. It's hard and a bit sore could it be something else?
Maybe?: Swellings on the palmar side of your wrist near the thumb is a typical location for a ganglion. These can be sore especially with repetitive activities. Other causes of lumps and bumps are very uncommon and cancers are very rare, but do occur. If is has changed at all i would suggest that you get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a tonsil cyst be hard? ENT said nothing to worry about just by observation. Formed from tonsil stone that skin grew over. Not to worry? No symptom
It is probably a: TonsilAr crypt and yea it can be hard and that is normal. Not to worry !!! ...Read more
Have a surgery to remove cyst that's underneath my scalp(head) can you explain why the cyst was hard for a while then soft now hard again ? Thanks
I just got out of ER and I have an ovarian cyst. Can it be harder to have a baby? What happens if it doesn't go away?
Discuss with doc : It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their reproductive years and may be a single cyst or many cysts. Most cysts are benign and only require monitoring. Most are cysts which develops from tissue that changes in the normal process of ovulation. They usually disappear within 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Either can occur: A cyst is a thin walled closed space filled with fluid. If the amt. of fluid is large the cyst can be tense and feel very firm. A tumor is a overgrowth of cells either benign or malignant For the latter a scan tissue tumor, benign or malignant is very firm while a fatty tumor even if malignant can feel very soft. Scans and bx or aspiration will define cyst from tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers