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Can a dermatologist remove a cyst?

Can a dermatologist remove a cyst?

Where: That depends- a dermatologist can likely remove just about any skin cyst. However if it is a cyst on an internal organ (such as an ovary) that is a different matter. ...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


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Do I go to dermatologist or orthopedic to remove cyst from neck?

Do I go to dermatologist or orthopedic to remove cyst from neck?

See ent doc: Depends on size but cysts on the neck can be tricky w/ the nearby location of several important nerves (spinal accessory nerve and others).A board certified ENT surgeon may be the best to take off your cyst. Good luck! ...Read more

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Who should I see about having cysts removed from my scalp? My regular doctor? Dermatologist? Plastic surgeon?

Who should I see about having cysts removed from my scalp? My regular doctor? Dermatologist? Plastic surgeon?

Speek to: Your family doctor first. It is simple office surgery most likely will refer you to a general surgeon, others also treat. ...Read more

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Need a dermatologist in dallas, tx for cyst removal on upper lipline under $300? No insurence.

Need a dermatologist in dallas, tx for cyst removal on upper lipline under $300? No insurence.

Teaching hospital: Teaching hospitals often have/support free or discounted clinics. Because they are academic, the quality of care is quite high. ...Read more

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How do I keep a cyst from forming again? After I had two cyst in the same area injected by the dermatologist and popped.

How do I keep a cyst from forming again? After I had two cyst in the same area injected by the dermatologist and popped.

Excision: If it's and epidermal inclusion or sebaceous cyst then the likely didn't remove the entire structure. If the lining of the cyst is left it is likely to recur. ...Read more

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Who do I see to get a cyst on my neck evaluated? Will a dermatologist do this?

Who do I see to get a cyst on my neck evaluated? Will a dermatologist do this?

Cyst: You could start with your primary care doctor. It depends on what the lump on your neck is as to what kind of specialist if any you need to see. If it is a simple cyst a Dermatologist could certainly take care of it. If it is a brachial cleft cyst then you would need to see an ENT. So, seeing where it is on the neck and what it feels like will help in the decision where to send you. ...Read more

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Cyst on penis, urologist or dermatologist?

Cyst on penis, urologist or dermatologist?

Derm: I would first go see a dermatologist for your skin condition. ...Read more

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Will a dermatologist be able to check a neck cyst for cancer?

Will a dermatologist be able to check a neck cyst for cancer?

Yes, often can: Yes but any surgeon can handle this problem if it is more than one cm in size. ...Read more

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What happens if you had a cyst/abcess would you make an appointment with your general doc or a dermatologist?

What happens if you had a cyst/abcess would you make an appointment with your general doc or a dermatologist?

Cyst: I would have my primary care doctor see it first knowing that there may be a referral to a dermatologist ...Read more

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I get recurrent boils or cysts on both of my breasts. They were cultured by dermatologist and turned up nothing. What else could this be?

I get recurrent boils or cysts on both of my breasts. They were cultured by dermatologist and turned up nothing. What else could this be?

Boils: It's likely just that. You may need to use special antibiotic washes or acne washes to prevent them from occuring. Also, many women don't wear bras that fit well and the rubbing of the bra material might leading to hair follicle infections on the breasts. ...Read more

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Do dermatologist deal with the genital cyst?

Do dermatologist deal with the genital cyst?

Absolutely: Make appointment but ask receptionist if they do to be sure, they should ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly treat an acne cyst without going to the dermatologist?

Is there a way to quickly treat an acne cyst without going to the dermatologist?

Experience counts: Some cysts can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) while others may need incision or drainage, and some may need surgical excision. If it's not treated correctly it can leave a bad scar or even make the cyst worse or infected. Make sure the practitioner you see has a lot of experience treating cysts. ...Read more

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Small bump under armpit saw Dermatologist last year treated with an injection on cyst went away it's back 8 months later same location?

Small bump under armpit saw Dermatologist last year treated with an injection on cyst went away it's back 8 months later same location?

Recurrent cyst: Cysts often recur: it's normal. Return to the dermatologist. Perhaps she will recommend minor surgery this time to remove the cyst or otherwise prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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If I have a pilonidal cyst, should I see a general practitioner or dermatologist?

If I have a pilonidal cyst, should I see a general practitioner or dermatologist?

GP or surgeon: I don't think most dermatologists would want to see you. Many primary care docs can handle this situation while others would refer you to a general surgeon. Depending on the situation an office procedure may or may not be enough to fix the issue. ...Read more

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I have around 5 sebaceous cysts in the groin area. I have had them for around 12 years and they are very painful when inflamed. Should I see a dermatologist or gynaecologist? I am very embarrassed either way.

I have around 5 sebaceous cysts in the groin area. I have had them for around 12 years and they are very painful when inflamed. Should I see a dermatologist or gynaecologist? I am very embarrassed either way.

Sebaceous cysts are: Unpleasant. Please start w/your family doc. He/she will refer you to the proper doctor. When the cysts and their sacks are removed you will feel better. These are fairly common so please try to get beyond understandable but not helpful embarrassment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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

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What can I do to relieve and/ or lessen the redness of my sebaceous cysts on my face and neck while I await my appointment with my dermatologist next week?

What can I do to relieve and/ or lessen the redness of my sebaceous cysts on my face and neck while I await my appointment with my dermatologist next week?

Don't touch: First, just like your mom said, "don't touch that." she was right about this one. Things that can decrease inflammation include elevation, (sleeping with head up), anti-inflammatory creams, etc;. Before you do anything, check with your doctor. For example, he/she may want you off of any Aspirin or ibufrofen products if they are going to take it out. ...Read more

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Is it better to have an orthopedic or dermatologist excise ganglion cyst from toe?

Is it better to have an orthopedic or dermatologist excise ganglion cyst from toe?

Orthopedic: You can chooses either an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. Both are experts with the foot and toes. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Yes: But this will depend on the comfort level and experience of the dermatologist. A urologist may be a better choice. ...Read more

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I have not too bad acne, usually only breakouts a couple times month but it's usually cystic acne. Would a dermatologist still prescribe me isotrenin?

I have not too bad acne, usually only breakouts a couple times month but it's usually cystic acne. Would a dermatologist still prescribe me isotrenin?

No: Isotretinoin is reserved for the most severe acne. There are a number of other treatments available for the kind of outbreaks you described. An experienced medical dermatologist is your best choice to provide you the correct options. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on base of big toe. Should I see a podiatrist or dermatologist?

Ganglion cyst: You should see a podiatrist, they 'll be able to evaluate you and make sure that 's what it is an determine the course of treatment ie. Aspiration, removal, etc. ...Read more