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What causes a cyst?

What causes a cyst?

Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately i think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...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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What causes a cyst to calcify?

What causes a cyst to calcify?

Calcified cyst: Are you referring to breast cysts with calcified walls? I'm not exactly sure, maybe some inflammatory reaction of the cyst wall. What I do know is that calcified cysts are a radiologist's best friend on mammography...easy to see, and 100% benign. ...Read more

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What does it mean/ what causes a cyst to get bigger?

What does it mean/ what causes a cyst to get bigger?

Several things: Cysts are fluid containing lesions with a thin lining of cells. Cysts can occur almost anywehre in ovaries, breasts, bones, liver, spleen, thyroid gland, kidneys neck, etc. Usually cyst grows slowly over time with fluid usually secreted by cyst lining. Sometimes more rapid growth can occur with superimposed infection or hemorrhage from trauma. Most cysts are benign. ...Read more

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What causes tonsil cysts?

What causes tonsil cysts?

Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causing a benign cyst. If there is no redness around the cyst and if does not cause pain or enlarge, i would not worry about it. The question is, is this really a cyst? See an ENT doctor for reassurance. ...Read more

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What causes brain cysts in adults?

What causes brain cysts in adults?

Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cysts dont change over time and ar nothing to worry about. Frequently found when you have a brain scan performed for an unrelated reason. ...Read more

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What causes a cyst on the kidney?

What causes a cyst on the kidney?

Don't know: There are hereditary forms of rare cystic disease called polycystic kidneys then there are incidental simple cysts that we don't know exact root cause. Known to bear with age. ...Read more

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What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

Synovial fluid: Fills ganglion cysts. These cysts are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large . This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger as more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back spontaneously. ...Read more

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What causes painful cyst at the back of my neck?

What causes painful cyst at the back of my neck?

Sebaceous Cyst: Most often due to sebaceous cyst (skin oil accumulation) caused by plugging of skin oil gland near hair follicles. Often they can have bacterial infections and inflammation causing pain. Should see md to insure it is not a boil or actual infection rather than cyst. May need antibiotics and drainage or removal. ...Read more

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What causes a cyst on kidney and is it dangeeous?

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Inborn...: Cysts of kidneys are inborn and occur in many. In fact, some 50% of people have cysts in kidneys after age 50, but they are usually harmless so requiring no active care. More? Ask urologist. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin withRQPWJC to login; I can help. ...Read more

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What causes a cysts to form after a hysterectomy?

What causes a cysts to form after a hysterectomy?

ovarian function: If your ovaries were left in place at the hysterectomy, they will still function. Your ovaries make a cyst every time they produce an egg (normal function). ...Read more

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Can neuropathy be caused by cysts?

Can neuropathy be caused by cysts?

sometimes: Subcutaneous cysts cannot. Cysts arising in or near the spine or joints can cause nerve compression. ...Read more

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What causes hunner's cyst and how do you get rid of them?

What causes hunner's cyst and how do you get rid of them?

Complicated: Cause usually not known but does occur in 10% of patients with severe interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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What causes sebaceous cysts or how can you keep from getting them.

What causes sebaceous cysts or how can you keep from getting them.

Depends: Sebaceous cyst is an old term still used by drs who know little about them. Are they acne cysts? Tricholemmomas? The most common are intradermal inclusion cysts. Can occur almost anywhere, most often scalp, back, buttocks. May be multiple. Strong genetic factor. Not you fault. Easily removed by dermatolopgist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Does HPV cause overian cysts?

Does HPV cause overian cysts?

Not at all: HPV strains are selective in the tissues where they hang out. They NEVER enter your bloodstream or go near your ovaries. They are surface dwellers on the particular membranes they select & HPV likes skin & the surfaces of your genital membranes. ...Read more

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Does masturbating causes ovary cyst?

Does masturbating causes ovary cyst?

No: That would not cause cysts. However,It is normal for the ovaries to form cysts. Every woman has an ovarian cyst about 2 centimeters in diameter at the time of ovulation. That cyst may enlarge to as much a 6 or 8 centimeters before gradually going away. On rare occasion one of these cysts may cause enough pain to require treatment (medical or surgical). ...Read more

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Could unhealthy eating cause brain cysts?

Could unhealthy eating cause brain cysts?

Yes indeed: Eating food -- especially fresh vegetables -- contaminaed by the feces of someone with the pig tapeworm is the cause of cysticercosis, a grisly infection of the brain by encysted worms. This isn't "unhealthy eating" as in "junk food instead of fruits and vegetables"; this is a problem that's genuine, authentic, very serious and unfortunately very common in many places. ...Read more

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Can masturbatiom cause ovarian cysts?

No: Life is difficult enough without people trying to worry you over something like this. Ovarian cysts are extremely common and only the large ones come to a physician's attention; most are harmless. I trust you're having the cysts followed. ...Read more

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Can taking glutathione capsule cause hepatic cyst?

Can taking glutathione capsule cause hepatic cyst?

No,: glutathione will not cause, or have any effect on, a hepatic cyst ...Read more