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Cyst That Hurts
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
? infection: A cyst could become painful if it gets infected. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Could i put icyhot on my sebaceous cyst? The cyst hurts sometimes and sometimes it itches. The cyst is movable.
Possible: That is possible but there are so many more causes of throbbing pain. See your ob/gyn for a workup! ...Read more
Possibly: Large cysts in the area of the wrists are usually ganglion cysts and these are synovial in nature; would recommend it be looked at so as not to miss a more serious underlying problem. ...Read more
Fluid filled lump on left part of right knee. Hurt to touch. Next day lump is gone but it still hurts to touch. Any ideas of what it could be?
It might be bursitis: blister or a hemtoma, based on the fluid-filled feature of the lump. Did you hit your knee recently or do you spend a lot of time kneeling? I would apply a cold compress to it and take Advil (ibuprofen) for pain if needed. If you start to have increasing pain, difficulty walking or develop fever, I would see a doctor right away! Feel better! ...Read more
I found lump on my pubic region it hurts when i touch it, its hard, its not itchy and no pus. It doesn't look like a cyst. Worried could b cancerous?
I have an ovarian cyst tennis ball sized, filling up my right ovary. No blood flows through the cyst, but a little around it. Is it cancerous?
See below: It is not feasible to know the nature of the cyst without it being examined by a pathologist. From what you described it is not likely to be tumor, but it would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. ...Read more
Hernia?LymphNode?: Possible causes of a lump in the groin include a hernia, an enlarged lymph node, a lipoma, or an abscess. Each of these will have features on physical examination that will help determine the correct diagnosis; therefore, it is imperative that you make an appointment to see your primary care doctor to help sort this out. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absorbed: The fluid is absorbed by the lining of the pelvis and abdomen called the peritoneal lining. It becomes part of the circulating blood volume and any excess fluid is excreted by the kidneys. ...Read more
My right side of my knee does not hurt, but when i press it on that point it hurts so much. It is like a small lump, what could this be?
Pain in right lower breast feels like a lump, not an obvious lump can feel it wen pressed hard, also pain wen pressing the area could it be cancer?
Unlikely: As a general rule breast cancers don't hurt and are not tender. However if there is any question about a lump then you should get checked out as a precaution. ...Read more
See below: It usually causes dull, achy pain in the lower abdomen. ...Read more
Variable: The process of having monthly, 'regular' menstrual cycles (when not on birth control) requires the production and ovulation (or release/rupture of a physiologic cyst every single month). Usu. It doesn't cause much if any pain(twinges/sharp). When someone gets a larger than normal cyst that ruptures, or if it ruptures through a blood vessel causing bleeding-can cause intense, sharp, 1sided pain. ...Read more
Might be: Cysts usually do not hurt unless inflamed. Women shave area & sometimes improperly with straight razor that causes nicks for bacteria to climb through & develop infected sweat glands, called hiradenitis, which can be devastating. Use of a used razor is discouraged & use of another person's razor is frought with concern for infection. A princess electric type of razor is advised. ...Read more
My Gartner's duct cyst doesn't bother me. But my urogynaecologist recommends marsupialisation, saying that the cyst could rupture. How likely is that?
You have to : Trust your urogynecologist because only your doc has actually seen and examined you and followed the course of the cyst. None of the docs here have that information ...Read more