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Can ultrsonic therapy helps to heal epidermoid cyst below medial of left clavicle?

Can ultrsonic therapy helps to heal epidermoid cyst below medial of left clavicle?

Not really!: It will however, shrink your wallet. This is not a proven therapy. ...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 you think I should supposed to have a hole in my skin right after a sebaceous/epidermoid cyst removal?

Do you think I should supposed to have a hole in my skin right after a sebaceous/epidermoid cyst removal?

One of Two Ways: Sebaceous cysts are filled with material that can infect the surrounding tissues. When a cyst is excised, this skin is typically sutured shut. When a cyst is lanced and its contents are evacuated, the wound is typically left open to drain as in your case. Since some excised cysts can become infected, some surgeons elect not to suture and keep the skin open packed to prevent an infection. ...Read more

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Is an epidermoid cyst dangerous?

Is an epidermoid cyst dangerous?

No: An epidermoid cyst is a benign cyst usually found on the skin. The cyst develops out of ectodermal tissue. Histologically, it is made of a thin layer of squamous epithelium. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get ride of a epidermoid cyst?

What is the best way to get ride of a epidermoid cyst?

Excision: I believe that an excision is the best way to treat an epidermoid cyst. Although non-surgical specialists tend to inject them with steroids, one can never be sure that the cyst is gone without removing the entire cyst wall. ...Read more

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What is the average cost to have a epidermoid cyst removed?

What is the average cost to have a epidermoid cyst removed?

Varies: The fee for any surgical procedure may vary from office to office. The location and size of the cyst, where the surgery is performed, what type of surgeon is performing the surgery, type of anesthesia utilized, and lab fees for processing the specimen and the pathologist's fee for a diagnosis are some of the factors that will influence the total fee. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sebaceous cyst and an epidermoid cyst?

What is the difference between a sebaceous cyst and an epidermoid cyst?

None: These are essentially synonyms.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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

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I drained an epidermoid cyst in vaginal area with a needle when it got infected. It left a small hole that hasn't healed after 6 months. What do I do?

I drained an epidermoid cyst in vaginal area with a needle when it got infected. It left a small hole that hasn't healed after 6 months. What do I do?

Sounds like: You still have cyst lining remaining. If the hole bothers you, have a surgeon remove it. But it will likely leave a scar after removal too. ...Read more

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8yrs old Have epidermoid cyst behind earsurgeon does not want to remove til summer but it's getting bigger and painful cannot sleep at nite sum times?

8yrs old Have epidermoid cyst behind earsurgeon does not want to remove til summer but it's getting bigger and painful cannot sleep at nite sum times?

Ask doctor for local: Ask your FP or the surgeon to give you some local anesthetic to put on it, such as lidocaine cream just to reduce pain in the local area. Follow the directions carefully and don't overdose the amount, and wear gloves when applying it. Cysts shouldn't really cause any major problems, except for the pain & lack of sleep and this should solve that. ...Read more

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I had an epidermoid cyst removed on June 15 and I'm in highschool and I weight lift so I wanted to know when I can start weight lifting again (squating)?

I had an epidermoid cyst removed on June 15 and I'm in highschool and I weight lift so I wanted to know when I can start weight lifting again (squating)?

Varies: I would discuss with your doctor, but in general would be safe as soon as the wound is clearly healed; which is usually about 10-14 days ...Read more

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Infected epidermoid cyst on face, on flucloxacillin - 5 days in, red swollen and painful. Should it be weeping or does it dry up itself? If so when?

Infected epidermoid cyst on face, on flucloxacillin - 5 days in, red swollen and painful. Should it be weeping or does it dry up itself? If so when?

Re-evaluate for MRSA: It doesn't sound like the antibiotics you've been given are working - so please go back to that doctor at once, or find another doc urgently. You may have MRSA- a resistant germ because clearly by now, you should be getting better. MRSA stands for methicillin resistant Staph aureus and it is a common germ these days that some antibiotics don't work for. It often causes the type of problem you have ...Read more

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I have an epidermoid cyst close to my cerebellum. Is it true that birth control pills can stimulate the growth?

I have an epidermoid cyst close to my cerebellum. Is it true that birth control pills can stimulate the growth?

No: After searching the literature I have been unable to find any information to suggest that birth control pills stimulate the growth of
cutaneous lesions. Are you sure you have the correct diagnosis? Oral contraceptive pills do lower testosterone levels and skin oils are stimulated by testosterone so if anything they would benefit an epidermoid cyst. ...Read more

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I had a bug bite 8 months back on my left arm near the elbow, it's become hard lump now. Doctor earlier said its an epidermoid cyst and asked to obser?

I had a bug bite 8 months back on my left arm near the elbow, it's become hard lump now. Doctor earlier said its an epidermoid cyst and asked to obser?

Bug Bite Lump: It probably is a lumpy scar called Keloid or a benign skin tumor called Dermatofibroma. Cysts in general are soft and compressible. See a Dermatologist. It can be easily taken care of. ...Read more

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Last Feb. I had a lump on my neck, doctor said it was an epidermoid cyst, hot compresses made it disappear now I have another cyst next to the old one?

Last Feb. I had a lump on my neck, doctor said it was an epidermoid cyst, hot compresses made it disappear now I have another cyst next to the old one?

Epidermoid cysts: Are often found on the face, neck and back. Most epidermoid cysts either stop growing and go away on their own without treatment. Once a cyst is drained, there is a possibility that it will grow back. ...Read more

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I had a lump on my thyroid, doctors said it was thyroid nodule I have biopsy done and its was a epidermoid cyst. But I don't think its that. Any suggs?

I had a lump on my thyroid, doctors said it was thyroid nodule I have biopsy done and its was a epidermoid cyst. But I don't think its that. Any suggs?

Epidermoid cyst: Is there reason to doubt the pathology report? It provided a specific histologic diagnosis of an entity that can be found in the thyroid region? ...Read more

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What are your treatment options if you have an epidermoid tumor?

What are your treatment options if you have an epidermoid tumor?

All open: Depending on nature of the lesion, size, thickness, spread to nodes various options are open. A small skin lesion on the extremities or trunk can be locally excised. If somewhat larger, diffuse and on an area such as scalp, then electron beam RT can be offered. If localized and surgery not chosen, medication such as Efudex (fluorouracil) cream will work. If a large oral cavity lesion, RT chemo combo used. ...Read more

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Chest epidermoid cysts doesn't show on ultrasound. What does this mean?

Chest epidermoid cysts doesn't show on ultrasound. What does this mean?

Unclear: Are you referring to a child or adult? Most adult chest masses are poorly evaluated with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er or urgent care. ...Read more

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I have dozen of knots on everywhere of my head. It's seem cysts or Epidermoid? These are soft and felt pain when I press like an acne.

I have dozen of knots on everywhere of my head. It's seem cysts or Epidermoid? These are soft and felt pain when I press like an acne.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may require an excision biopsy of one of the lesions and examination of the tissue by a pathologist to settle the issue. ...Read more

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Had scrotal epidermoid cysts removal 10 days ago. One of my testicle is bigger, hard and painful after surgery. What should I expect?

Had scrotal epidermoid cysts removal 10 days ago. One of my testicle is bigger, hard and painful after surgery. What should I expect?

May be normal: Some swelling is normal after surgery. You may want to use ice and Ibuprofen to decrease pain and swelling. If symptoms worsen, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lump in suprasternal notch exactly in centre in d hollow, xray normal, fnac epidermoid intramural cyst, what is the diagnosis and trtmnt?

I have lump in suprasternal notch exactly in centre in d hollow, xray normal, fnac epidermoid intramural cyst, what is the diagnosis and trtmnt?

Epidermal Inclusion: Cyst may be what is being referred to here. These are common, most often benign. They can be excised in the office or the OR if more extensive, ...Read more

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Explain? Rathe's cleft, epidermoid & arachnoid cysts are in diff., scatrd. Foci T2 prolongation affecting the periventricular white matr. Bi-lat 4-6mm

Explain? Rathe's cleft, epidermoid & arachnoid cysts are in diff., scatrd. Foci T2 prolongation affecting the periventricular white matr. Bi-lat 4-6mm

A bit more needed: I suggest you review the report either with the doctor who ordered it or a specialist they refer you to or arrange a virtual visit during which you share the whole report The meaning will be easier to understand with the whole report in hand. Cyst is a fluid filled space, Periventricular - around the ventricles. "Arachnoid" "epidermoid" are locations ...Read more

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Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Not sure: This is more of a phrase than a question so I'm not sure what your asking. But here's a guess. Warm compresses can sometimes cause these cysts to drain which can allow them to heal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil can be used for discomfort and inflammation. Anything not resolving or requiring aspiration or incision and drainage should be performed by a physician with sterile equipment. ...Read more