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Do Dermatologists Remove Cysts
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
The simple answer: Is yes they certainly can, and so can most family physicians. ...Read more
Who should I see about having cysts removed from my scalp? My regular doctor? Dermatologist? Plastic surgeon?
Teaching hospital: Teaching hospitals often have/support free or discounted clinics. Because they are academic, the quality of care is quite high. ...Read more
How do I keep a cyst from forming again? After I had two cyst in the same area injected by the dermatologist and popped.
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
Yes, often can: Yes but any surgeon can handle this problem if it is more than one cm in size. ...Read more
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
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?
Gynecologist: Definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Varies on location: Face up to 5 mg/cc, other areas 10 mg-cc more common. ...Read more
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
Hard round bump under discolored skin. Popped last week with a lot of blood. Painless, been 2 weeks. Cyst? Should I visit a dermatologist?
Dermatological: Evaluation is a reasonable approach,Get a more detailed answer ›
Infected sebacious cyst had pus n when squeezed it left a hole at the place of cyst. My dermatologist is giving ceftum 500 but pus is still coming?
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
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 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
Orthopedic: You can chooses either an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. Both are experts with the foot and toes. ...Read more
Yes: But this will depend on the comfort level and experience of the dermatologist. A urologist may be a better choice. ...Read more
To get a cyst on the mons pubis checked out and possibly drained should I go to an GYN or dermatologist?
GYN MD: See a GYN MD who is more familiar with that territory. ...Read more
My gyno confirmed I have a sebaceous cyst on my outer labia. It's unsightly! Can my dermatologist treat it? How quickly can she get me back to normal?
Yes: Your dermatologist should be able to handle that. ...Read more
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?
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
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