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Can a sebaceous cyst cause a swollen lymph node in your neck?

Can a sebaceous cyst cause a swollen lymph node in your neck?

Doubtful: It is conceivable, but not likely, that a sebaceous cyst will be mistaken for a lymph node, but cannot imagine it causing a swollen lymph node. Perhaps another doctor will comment on my response and correct me. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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How long does it take sebaceous cysts to go away? Are swollen lymph nodes really painful?

How long does it take sebaceous cysts to go away? Are swollen lymph nodes really painful?

Might not: Sebaceous cysts typically have to be removed surgically. Swollen nodes can often be painful simply because of the swelling. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sebasous cysts cause nearby swollen lymph nodes?

Help plz! Can sebasous cysts cause nearby swollen lymph nodes?

Occassionally: Sebaceous cysts arise in the skin as blackheads which then have capsular expansion and the development of the classic subcutaneous sebaceous cyst. Lymph nodes are the immune glands always found in proximity to major blood vessels like axillary, jugular or femoral vein. If a sebaceous cyst becomes infected because there is always a small opening at the skin level, infection could node swelling ...Read more

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Can an infected pilinadal cyst cause painful swollen lymph nodes in upper inner thighs?

Yes: Its well known that the groin nodes, those in the upper inner thigh, respond to various disease processes especially in the thigh, perineal area and buttock region where the pilonidal abscess can arise. These nodes are particularly susceptible to infection and malignancies in this region, which then travel via the regional lymphatics to the node bearing areas in the groin. ...Read more

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Can you detect a sebaceous cyst under ultrasound? My doc said its a sebaceous cyst but I think its a swollen lymph node.

Can you detect a sebaceous cyst under ultrasound? My doc said its a sebaceous cyst but I think its a swollen lymph node.

Sebaceous cyst: It all depends on where the "cyst" is. If it is on the back, buttocks, abdominal wall, chest or neck it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. If it is in the armpit or groin it could also be an enlarged lymph node. An ultrasound examination can certainly distinguish between an enlarged lymph node and a sebaceous cyst. See your internist if the lump does not resolve. ...Read more

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Can you detect a sebaceous cyst under ultrasound? My doc said its a sebaceous cyst but I think its a swollen lymph node.

Can you detect a sebaceous cyst under ultrasound? My doc said its a sebaceous cyst but I think its a swollen lymph node.

Cystic lesions: Ultrasound is good for distinguishing solid vs. cystic lesions and measuring depth. The juncture between tissues like fat and dermis can also often be identified. So if the lesion had cystic characteristics AND was within or attached to the skin, he has made a reasonable diagnosis. Some larger skin lesions can feel quite deep and be mistaken by palpation for other lesions. Path exam wld b good . ...Read more

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Can an impacted tooth lead to swollen lymph nodes, and cysts on the jaws line?

Can an impacted tooth lead to swollen lymph nodes, and cysts on the jaws line?

Yes: An infected impacted tooth can cause these. A panoramic xray or a cat scan may be needed to properly diagnose and treat. Visit your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more