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I have a scalp cyst slightly towards right side. May I know the perfect treatment for that..

I have a scalp cyst slightly towards right side. May I know the perfect treatment for that..

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Simple excision is usual treatment. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have an epidermal inclusion cyst in my scalp and I feel that its getting bigger, how to cure this without an operation? Is there any possible treatment to take this out in my scalp, I hope you can help me because its frustating me.

I have an epidermal inclusion cyst in my scalp and I feel that its getting bigger, how to cure this without an operation? Is there any possible treatment to take this out in my scalp, I hope you can help me because its frustating me.

Out before infected: An epidermal inclusion cyst of the scalp has a wall of tissue around the contents which can get bigger. If it gets infected & needs to be drained, it is harder to remove every last cell so that cyst does not recur & then cannot be done until scar matures. The final scar will be bigger if that happens. Removed now, hair follicles can be protected, the scar smaller, & risk of recurrence decreases. ...Read more

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I have cyst on my shoulder? What's the treatment?

I have cyst on my shoulder? What's the 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

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Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Time: While painful, these should resolve on their own within 1-2 cycles. The treatment is usually pain control--ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If persistent or recurrent, sometimes control is obtained with an oral birth control. ...Read more

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Does a 10cm kidney cyst require treatment?

Does a 10cm kidney cyst require treatment?

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

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What is the treatment for a pilonidal cyst?

What is the treatment for a pilonidal cyst?

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

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Are there any alternative pilonidal cyst treatment?

Are there any alternative pilonidal cyst treatment?

Infected?: Abx will NOT cure a pilonidal cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected.. ... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for poly cyst in ovaries?

What is the best treatment for poly cyst in ovaries?

Depends: Most women do well with hormonal treatment like a birth control pill. You need to be evaluated for elevated cholesterol and blood sugar issues that may also require treatment. Check with your doctor about what labs and work up are best for your specific condition. ...Read more

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What do you put on a ganglion cyst for treatment? Ice?

What do you put on a ganglion cyst for treatment? Ice?

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

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I have cyst in left ovary please suggest the treatment?

I have cyst in left ovary please suggest the treatment?

Depends: It depends on the size, and the make up of the cyst. Some you just watch and see if they go away.

Some, you have to biopsy, usually through laparoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a 15x8.7x15.7cm pelvic cyst?

What is the treatment for a 15x8.7x15.7cm pelvic cyst?

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

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I have cyst in the left kidney what's treatment for it??

I have cyst in the left kidney what's treatment for it??

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

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What is the best treatment for painful bump on head cyst?

What is the best treatment for painful bump on head cyst?

Exam: This could be an infected hair follicle. Warm soaks help but sometimes they require incision and drainage. Have it examined by your md if it doesn't recede. ...Read more

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What do you think of dropping book on ganglion cyst for treatment?

What do you think of dropping book on ganglion cyst for treatment?

R U sure ganglion?: If you are sure this is a ganglion cyst, then it could be an
option but the risks are that : 1) it may not be 2) how hard and how many times will it take? 3) what if you cause other damage such as a fracture? 4) pain? 5) recurrence? ...Read more

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I have an anechoic cyst on my kidney. What is the proper treatment?

I have an anechoic cyst on my kidney. What is the proper treatment?

Kidney cysts: Most cysts on the kidneys are harmless and usually found during an exam for another reason. There is no definitive treatment for cysts as long as they do not cause pain or infection. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my leg that is very painful. What can be done for treatment?

See your doctor: It may be an infection, Try warm compresses to the area rill you see the doctor. If it is getting worse go to ER. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my s1 nerve which has caused pain 24-7. What is the treatment?

Needs further interv: If you are hurting badly, then this so called 'cyst' needs to be managed further. Surgical removal comes to my mind as solution. This will likely alleviate the pain and inform us if this cystic structure is benign or malgnant, as cysts in this area are a bit unusual. If the doctor who told you that it is a cyst can remove it...Then go for it. Otherwise seek consultation with another neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an ovarian simple cyst? An can this affect fertility?

What is the best treatment for an ovarian simple cyst? An can this affect fertility?

Depends: Sometimes you just watch and repeat the ultrasound after the next period. Sometimes I may drain them in the office if they are persistent. Sometimes they may grow and cause pain and require surgical removal. It generally depends on the size, patients age, symptoms, etc. A cyst can affect fertility but usually does not. ...Read more

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I have been told I have paralabral cyst on my hip. What is it and what is the treatment?

I have been told I have paralabral cyst on my hip. What is it and what is the treatment?

Paralabral cyst: This paralabral cyst may be related to a tear in the labrum which is the cartilage that rims the socket of the joint. There is nothing to do unless it causes pain. Otherwise arthroscopic surgery can be helpful. ...Read more

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I had a unroofing of a hepatic cyst and now the cyst is back what is the treatment for this?

I had a unroofing of a hepatic cyst and now the cyst is back what is the treatment for this?

Unclear terminology: I do not know what you mean from 'unroofing'. Was it some sort of surgery? Liver cysts are mostly benign, so we do not need to do anything to them unless the cyst is very large in size. Please provide more details so w e can guide you further. ...Read more

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I'm 25years old. I found out that I have a 61mm by 13mm by 31mm cyst on my left ovary. What's the best treatment?

I'm 25years old. I found out that I have a 61mm by 13mm by 31mm cyst on my left ovary. What's the best treatment?

The "Best": Treatment is the one recommended by a gynecologic surgeon you trust and then takes care of the problem. I hope you have consulted one. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What symptoms does a cyst on the t6 cause and is this normal? What type of cyst could it be? What type of treatment should I seek?

? congenital: Most likely, a lifelong arachnoid cyst, which has been asymptomatic for years. Not usually expansive, but if so, could result in numbess below mid-back, weakness of legs, and issues with urinary incontinence. Review films with your doctor, as I suspect this was a non-significant coincidental finding. ...Read more

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What. Treatment is best for a bakers cyst?

What. Treatment is best for a bakers cyst?

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

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What is an atypical treatment for acne cysts/lesions?

What is an atypical treatment for acne cysts/lesions?

"Atypical"?: There are treatments that work, and treatments that don't. For cystic acne, especially if you're not a female who might be cleared with spironolactone or the birth control pill, Isotretinoin is by far your best option if you're willing to brave it. ...Read more

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How can I treatment the pilar cyst?

How can I treatment the pilar cyst?

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

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