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Cyst On The Back Of My Neck
I have a cyst on the back of my neck that the NP at my school says I need to get removed. Everything I've read says cysts don't need excision... why would she want it taken out?
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
See below: These cysts are easily taken care of in most cases by a minor procedure called and incision and drainage. The cyst is numbed with a local anesthetic and then a small cut is made with a scalpel to drain the cyst. Usually there is a capsule to the cyst which is pulled out through the small opening. It is a simple procedure that most doctor knows how to do and do in the office. Surgery sometimes. ...Read more
I've had a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck for a few years. Recently it changed from circular/hard to elongated/soft. Should I be concerned?
Keep an eye on it: Probably no cause for concern but if it becomes red, sore or starts draining it could be infected. You could see your FP to get it removed before infection occurs. ...Read more
I've had a cyst on the back of my neck for years. Its now red tender and swollen. Also, looks like it may be coming to a head. What should I do?
Exam/surgery: Time to vist your FP or surgeon and have it opened, emptied and removed. ...Read more
I have a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck that is leaking a clear fluid that has a nasty smell. Is this normal?
Yes: When get infected will have pain also, get it removed or drained a simple office procedure. ...Read more
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
What kind of dr should I see for a small epidermal cyst that's on the back of my neck? Is it cheaper to see a surgeon or a dermatologist, no insurance
Go To Family Doctor: I always advise starting with the family physician. Many of these simple skin issues can be taken care of at the family clinic. ...Read more
What seems like a cyst has grown on the back of my neck at the hairline on the left side. Yesterday the size of a dime, this morning size of quarter?
Cyst: Has it become red, warm, swollen, tender, painful? This may need evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
I've dealt with what I believe is a staff infection. Boils or cysts that started on the back of my neck and have left scars or voids in the skin?
See a dermatologist: Soon. There are treatment options for scars. If there is still active infection you will likely need prescription medication ...Read more
Hi I have a painful lump in back of my neck it hurts to move or touch the left side of back of neck im 53yrs old and I know its not a regular cyst?
Lymph node?: Sounds like it is a cyst - trichilemmal or sebaceous or possibly a lymph node. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a sebaceous cyst on the back of his neck and its starting to hurt. He doesn't have insurance. How much do you think it will cost to get it removed?
I have 1boil and 1 possible cyst left side back of neck, mild left side face numbness and headache what should I do?
See your doctor: Please get it checked by your physician. ...Read more
My 5yr old daughter has a 'bug bite' that keeps reappearing on the back of her neck (bottom of hairline). Could it be a recurring pimple? A cyst? Thoughts?
Recurring bug bite!: It needs ot be evaluated by her pediatrician as it could be cyst (depending ont he site) that could be opeiing up, or a sebaceous gland that reopens and drains or somehting else. But it cannot be a bug bite, which you already know. ...Read more
Hi I commonly get painful soft cysts behind my ears and neck. I had it surgically removed once and it came back. What could be the possible causes?
Cysts: Fatty cysts are common, benign and do recur ...Read more
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. Treatment is oral antibiotics. ...Read more
What is a lump about 3/4" around on the back of neck, base of skull? Your guess cancer or a cyst? 76-year old male
Possibilities: It is possible to have a swollen lymph node in this region (called occipital nodes). It could also be a cyst such as an epidermal or sebaceous cyst. Another option is a (usually) benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it is getting larger or is tender/painful, or associated with other similar lumps, I would get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump in back of neck that is being treated as a cyst. Was put on sulfameth Wednesday, now I have a swollen lymph nose on side of neck.
Need re-exam: There are several causes and diagnosis for the "cyst" on the back of your neck. I would advise you to see your primary care physician to get a referral to a surgeon the excise the "cyst" and see what kind of a lesion it is composed of. The swollen lymph node & the "cyst" may be related and could be a more serious problem. ...Read more
What could cause a 24yo/F to grow cysts on back of neck, side of foot, below knee, in arm pits, and above grown? Size ranges from marble to golf ball.
Afew things: A few things can cause cysts or lumps in or under skin Need to see MD in person to evaluate treat and diagnose ...Read more
Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!
Cysts in scalp, back of neck at times, under breasts, lower jaw, groin, around the anus, underarms, over the eye, bridge of nose when hereditary case?
Tonsils: They ARE in the back of the throat. That's why we look at them when you say AHHH! ...Read more
Thyroidperoxidase 1250, all other thyroid test normal, cysts on thyroid 1.3 cm, swollen lymphnodes on 1 side under jaw and back of neck but not sick?
Hashimoto's: You should follow up with your doctor. You likely have a condition which is called- hashimoto's thyroiditis- which is a chronic inflammation-caused by an autoimmune condition- which is presented with significant level of thyroid peroxidase antibody and /or thyroglobulin antibody. See your doctor and have further detail discussion with your md. ...Read more
Diagnosed mucoid cyst behind tonsil, back of throat, given option of surgery. Left for 12 months, now painful. Should I have surgery?
There's a small growth like lump in the back of my throat that's starting to look yellow in color. What is this im scared its a cyst?
Probably not.: It doesn't sound dangerous, although I am not sure what you are seeing. Yellow lumps make me think of pus? but it may well be a local area of altered lining due to inflammation or some kind of injury. If it is wedged in or near the tonsil it may be a clump of particles which can be dislodged by gargling. ...Read more
3 small cysts on neck. How do I treat them? Dr popped one and white stuff came out but it came back. I popped one & just blood came out. Ok to pop them and can just blood come out with no white stuff
See your doctor: And have them reevaluate them since the one had blood in it, . ...Read more
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