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Causes Of Urachal Cyst
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
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?
I have a small urachal cyst. Seeing doc in 3 days for it. It is not causing me pain or fever. Is it ok for me to have a few beers tonight?
Yes, it: won't affect the urachal cyst at all. ...Read more
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”?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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