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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Urachal Cyst

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How common is it for a toddler to have both a urachal cyst & meckel's diverticulum?

How common is it for a toddler to have both a urachal cyst & meckel's diverticulum?

Not very common.: Urachal cysts are quite rare; meckel's diverticulum occurs in 0.2-4% (but only 5% of people with it have problems from it). So to have both is uncommon! ...Read more

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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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My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

See below: It is a connection between the umbilical cord site, belly button, and the bladder. This is a normal part of fetal development but should have closed. If there is a cyst, it will be surgically corrected. ...Read more

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A smelly clear liquid from my belly button,about 30 years ago I had urachal cyst removal from my naval canal,is it possible I might have another cyst”?

A smelly clear liquid from my belly button,about 30 years ago I had urachal cyst removal from my naval canal,is it possible I might have another cyst”?

Suture abscess?: If there were permanent sutures used, it could be an infected suture that is easily treated by removing it. This can happen after years of not causing any tepuble at all. A general surgeon would be the one to tackle this. Unlikely a recurrent cyst, but possible. ...Read more

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I have a small urachal cyst. It isn't causing me pain. No fever. I am seeing the doctor in 3 days for it. Is it ok for me to have a few beers tonight?

I have a small urachal cyst. It isn't causing me pain. No fever. I am seeing the doctor in 3 days for it. Is it ok for me to have a few beers tonight?

Few Beers OK: Always best to consume alcohol in moderation. Wonder how urachal cyst was diagnosed if UR symptom free. Presumably diagnosed by ultrasound or CT scan, but was study performed in first place. Urologist or surgeon will likely advise surgical removal. ...Read more

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What does an urachal duct cyst means and how is it cured?

What does an urachal duct cyst means and how is it cured?

Remnant of the past: Long before we are born, we have a connection between our bladder and umbilical cord. It's a tube called the urachal duct. It shrivels away and becomes a tiny empty remnant of a duct as a baby develops and matures. In a few people, part of the duct remains and can have some fluid inside it... Which is called a cyst. The cyst may enlarge over time (sometimes get infected). Surgery removes the cyst. ...Read more

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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

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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 causes cyst on ovaries?

What causes cyst on ovaries?

Ovulation : Usually it is ovulation. However, there are several cases where ovarian pathology can occur without ovulation. ...Read more

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What causes cysts on thyroid ?

What causes cysts on thyroid ?

Thyroid cysts: Many people have a goiter (thyroid enlargement) and sometimes this is a multinodular goiter. Sometimes these nodules form pockets or cysts. These fluid filled cysts can sometimes get large. Usually, this is a benign condition. Rarely, a thyroid cancer can be partially cystic. A multinodular goiter and thyroid cysts need to be evaluated carefully with a thyroid ultrasound and needle biopsy. ...Read more