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Cyst In Shoulder Treatment
Depends: If you have a cyst beneath the skin near the shoulder then observation vs surgery needs to be entertained. If the cyst is deep and was seen on MRI within the shoulder joint or near the shoulder joint and its symptomatic then surgery may be needed but it must be properly evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon first. ...Read more
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
Not really!: It will however, shrink your wallet. This is not a proven therapy. ...Read more
Mucinous cyst: Depends on where, etc. Surgical removal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Options include: If the cyst isn't bothering you, you don't have to do anything. If you do nothing it may continue to enlarge. You can drain a cyst but it will it will generally just fill up again. If the cyst bothers you or is in a bad location I would recommend removing the cyst. This can usually be done in the office under local. ...Read more
Pain / discomfort: When it becomes symptomatic (that is if it becomes an infected abcess) or if you are over age 40. ...Read more
Watchful waiting: Wat in many cases you can wait and be re-examined to see if the cyst goes away on its own within a few months. This is typically an option regardless of your age if you have no symptoms and an ultrasound shows you have a small, fluid-filled cyst. Your doctor will likely recommend that you get follow-up pelvic ultrasounds at periodic intervals to see if your cyst has changed in size. ...Read more
Malignant?: Any type of malignancy needs to be evaluated as soon as possible and treated. Left untreated they can grow, spread locally or far away in the body. Without knowing what type of malignancy it is one can not tell what the treatment should be. ...Read more
I have what appears to be a l2-3 cyst. It is palpable and visible. What is the treatment for this?
See surgeon: The treatmetn for a cyst is to have it surgically removed. See your doctor for evaluation and the proper referral. ...Read more
Goodmmorning. I have 2ovarian cyst left size is 12cm. Right 14cm. What is good treatment for this? Pls help and how?
Options: If you have a 12 cm and a 14 cm cyst you should schedule a visit with an obgyn and discuss the options. If they are really this large the doctor may recommend surgical removal. ...Read more
Fluid filled cyst 3.7 CM on ovary causing pain for months. Pain is now severe and constant. What is my best treatment option?
Time to see GYN: I'm not certain that your GYN will recommend this, because I don't know everything about your medical history, but usually surgical removal of these cysts is the definitive therapy. Call and make an appointment ASAP, since this is significantly affecting your quality of life. Good luck! ...Read more
S.O & I trying for baby#2 for 8 mths now & Dr found a cyst & wants me to take B.CFor 3mths won't that affect me trying to convince after the treatment?
Ah, PCOS: Would be treated that way. Certainly birth control will prevent pregnancy by giving hormones all the time and messing up cycling. Some people have part of the ovary making high amounts of hormones...making their own internal birth control pill. The hope (it is at best 50/50) is that stopping everything w. birth control hits the reset button. ...Read more
I have a Bartholin's cyst with new and sudden onset on node involvement. Treatment? This is my second cyst in less than 2 years. The node involvement is significantly more painful than the cyst. I am afebrille right now. I lost my insurance so I am hoping
If your lymph nodes are involved then you will need antibiotic treatment. In additon, depending on the cyst, it may need to be incised and drained with the insertion of a special catheter. Since you do not have insurance, I recommend you find a free or low cost clinic in your area. Your local county hospital should have a list of resources or even a clinic on site that can help.
All the best. ...Read more
Usually surgery.: Typically a mass that size in your pelvis needs to be surgically removed. The best approach to achieve that would be up to your surgeon to decide. Need to see gyn. ...Read more
Please see a doctor:
If the cyst is very large and causes a lot of pain, your doctor may use the following treatments:
your doctor may inject a corticosteroid medication, but it doesn't always prevent recurrence of the cyst.
Your doctor may drain the fluid from the knee joint using a needle.
Cold compression wrap and crutches may help reduce pain and swelling. Gentle range-of-motion and strengthening exercises. ...Read more
Cyst: Depends on the type & location of the cyst. Start with your pcp for evaluation & referral if needed. ...Read more
Simple or Complex?: Renal cysts are frequently observed in normal kidney (65-70% of cases). The size of the cyst is less important than character. Cysts can have different character appearances on different diagnostic studies (ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI). Based on what yours looks like, your doctor will either choose to follow it or perform additional imaging as they can also be a sign of more serious disorders. ...Read more
Often surgery: Cysts with few symptoms may be treated conservatively, with shaving the area free of hair, and perhaps oral antibiotics for minor swelling. However, more symptomatic cysts usually require resection. Newer approaches favor smaller incisions, often off the midline, with closure of the wound for more rapid healing. Flap closure is usually reserved for complex or recurrent disease in the U.S. ...Read more
Nothing: Splinting the joint and the use of anti-inflamatories has the best chance of getting the ganglion to receed in size and posibly reduce any pain. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Renal cysts are usually of no consequence. However, the doctor who ordered the test needs to confirm this. Simple renal cysts that cause no symptoms require no treatment. ...Read more