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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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Why have I been prescribed erythromycin tablets and fucidin cream, if it will not cure a sabaceous cyst?

Why have I been prescribed erythromycin tablets and fucidin cream, if it will not cure a sabaceous cyst?

Doctor's decisions: Sometimes a doctor may feel that they can 'get away' with one path of treatment rather than another, perhaps more invasive pathway. For ex., to cut out this cyst might be the most direct thing to do, yet it involves preparing for a small surgery, having you sign a consent form, getting the anesthetic ready etc.-Whereas just prescribing some meds would be an easier route, and 'might' work/might not ...Read more

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What are ways to stop my sebaceous cysts from growing?

What are ways to stop my sebaceous cysts from growing?

No sure fire cure: Some feel oral retinoids may help decrease this activity but they are not generally used for this purpose. Probably the same is true or even less likely for topical retinoids which ar unlikely to penetrate to the deep dermis where they occur. ...Read more

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What causes sebaceous cysts or how can you keep from getting them.

Depends: Sebaceous cyst is an old term still used by drs who know little about them. Are they acne cysts? Tricholemmomas? The most common are intradermal inclusion cysts. Can occur almost anywhere, most often scalp, back, buttocks. May be multiple. Strong genetic factor. Not you fault. Easily removed by dermatolopgist or surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sebaceous cyst?

What are the causes of a sebaceous cyst?

Deep trapped skin...: They are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin's surface, usually due to minor trauma. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sebaceous cysts on your skin?

What are the symptoms of sebaceous cysts on your skin?

Mobile mass attached: Sebaceous cysts originate within the skin and are therefore attached over the mass. There is a layer of fat underneath the cyst that makes them movable. If the cyst ruptures under the skin, scar tissue forms and can initiate an inflammatory response. This will reduce their mobility and make them more difficult to remove. ...Read more

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How to stop a ruptured sebaceous cysts from smelling?

How to stop a ruptured sebaceous cysts from smelling?

Should stop: If adequately drained by the rupture, it should no longer smell. If smell persists, the abscess is probably not completely drained. See your doctor for more formal incision and drainage to speed resolution. ...Read more

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Is castor oil good for sebaceous cysts?

Is castor oil good for sebaceous cysts?

I doubt it: I can't imagine how this could help but there are numerous anecdotal reports of it helping sebaceous cysts to drain. Chronic sebaceous cyst frequently drain and resolve temporarily but then what recur. For recurrent sebaceous cyst the only effective treatment I have seen is excision of the entire cyst lining. ...Read more

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What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

Surgery: A sebaceous cyst will generally enlarge over time and may become infected which usually prompts emergency treatment. It is better to see a surgeon before it grows very large and have it removed. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor?

Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor?

Why do you ask?: Cancer very rarely arises in these. If you have one that you would like removed, go ahead and it won't be a source of further worry. ...Read more

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How long for infected sebaceous cyst to go away?

How long for infected sebaceous cyst to go away?

Not too long...: If infected, it should be treated with incision to drain and oral antibiotics. Sometimes infection in a cyst will kill the cells in the cyst wall and it will not recur.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Where can I get a sebaceous cyst removed? The er?

Where can I get a sebaceous cyst removed? The er?

Surgeon: Best to see a plastic surgeon, general surgeon or dermatologist. Er is for emergencies only! ...Read more

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Are sebaceous cysts and insulin resistance connected/?

Are sebaceous cysts and insulin resistance connected/?

Not directly: There is no direct connection between those two problems. Although an occult infection (in a sebaceous cyst) can cause your blood glucose to be persistently elevated. ...Read more

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What happens if I leave a sebaceous cyst in my earlobe?

Infection: It can get bigger and become painful. There is also a chance that a cyst could get infected and the removing it can become a bigger problem. ...Read more

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Will a big, infected sebaceous cyst go away on its own?

Will a big, infected sebaceous cyst go away on its own?

No: It will eventually be a nasty mess of scar and perhaps chronic infection. Think about having surgery after it settles down. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pimple and a sebaceous cyst?

What is the difference between a pimple and a sebaceous cyst?

Pimple and sebaceous: A pimple is an infected oil gland in the shin. A sebaceous cyst is an accumulation of oil gland material in a membrane that forms the cyst. It usually contains a cheesy material. A sebaceous cyst can get infected in which case it behaves like a giant pimple. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia go away on its own on the face?

Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia go away on its own on the face?

No: So a sebaceous cyst can shrink or get infected and grow - but it is never really completely gone unless it is resected (removed) surgically. This is because the entire cyst shell and wall must be removed. The best person to do this is a surgeon or someone with lots of experience. See your local doctor or general or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

Information: Sebaceous cysts occur relative to sebaceous glands which exist more in some areas than others such as the face, scalp, groin, and armpits. Removal of one cyst does not preclude getting another. Some people have many of them close together. ...Read more

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What is getting a vasectomy or removal of a sebaceous cyst like?

What is getting a vasectomy or removal of a sebaceous cyst like?

Information: Removing sebaceous is fairly smple procedure. The entire sac must be removed in order to prevent recurrence. Vasectomy is also fairly straight foreward and can be done under local anesthesia, often as an office procedure. A segment of the vas deferens should be removed in order to prevent spontaneous recurrence. There can be signifcant testicular swelling after the procedure for several days. ...Read more

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Should we do an ultrasound on a sebaceous cyst before removing it?

Usually not needed: A sebaceous cyst arrises from a blocked oil gland in the skin. These are usually very superficial and can become quite large. The only time an ultrasound or other imaging (eg c/t scan) would be needed is if there is concern that it is some other type of deeper cyst. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia by caused by not keeping the skin clean?

Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia by caused by not keeping the skin clean?

Infection: Infection results from not keeping the skin clean and can lead to problems with sebaceous cyst requiring surgical intervention. ...Read more

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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 was wondering what can be done for a complex sebaceous cyst in my underarm.

I was wondering what can be done for a complex sebaceous cyst in my underarm.

Sebaceous Cyst: For a large or inflamed cyst, recommend draining the cyst. When the cyst becomes inflamed and infected like a “boil”, a more complex procedure and prolonged recovery would be required. Also, to avoid it getting infected, removal (excision) of sebaceous cyst wall and the cyst content is the definitive treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if this is a sebaceous cyst, infected pore, or something more serious?

How to tell if this is a sebaceous cyst, infected pore, or something more serious?

Cyst: Sebaceous cyst has grayish white paste like material when opened. Usually the covering membrane may need to be completely removed to avoid recurrence. Infected pore can present as a mini boil. This may require topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am supposed to miss a week of school to have a sebaceous cyst removed?

How to tell if I am supposed to miss a week of school to have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Not usually: Most sebaceous cysts are small, and are removed under local anesthesia. Typically, you would go back to school the next day. Your surgeon might want you to take it easy on the physical activities, though. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have had sebaceous cysts around my vagina for like 8 months. 5 in total?

What do you suggest if I have had sebaceous cysts around my vagina for like 8 months. 5 in total?

Sebaceous cysts: If they are not painful or infected, nothing needs to be done. If they are bothering you, they can be drained in the office. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst in my pubic area I think and it hurts really bad, is it a way to remove it at home or treat it?

I have a sebaceous cyst in my pubic area I think and it hurts really bad, is it a way to remove it at home or treat it?

Probably not: You could try some warm compresses but true sebaceous cysts require surgical excision. They are usually not painful unless they are becoming infected. You may need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I have an inflamed sebaceous cyst on my back and am supposed to be out in the woods, what should I do if it starts draining while I'm away?

Keep the area: Covered and clean. Apply double antibiotic ointment to it twice a day if it opens and drains. IIf it becomes infected-increased swelling, redness, pain, warmth-see a Dr as soon as you return ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst in back and it is 1cm surrounding. Middle of the sebaceous cyst has a black head. Some days before it feels pain.

I have a sebaceous cyst in back and it is 1cm surrounding. Middle of the sebaceous cyst has a black head. Some days before it feels pain.

Epidermoid cyst: Sometimes they can get infected and cause pain. If you are seeking treatment then please see your physician. ...Read more

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It it dangerous when a ruptured sebaceous cyst turns back for almost 4 times even if I have made this removed since from 3rd time happened.

It it dangerous when a ruptured sebaceous cyst turns back for almost 4 times even if I have made this removed since from 3rd time happened.

Very common: Sebaceous cysts reoccur if the capsule they reside in is not removed completely
I would see a general surgeon and have the entire cyst excised including the entire sac
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If I have an infected sebaceous cyst do I have to get it treated or will it go away with time? I don't think I can get it treated for a while.

Will need treatment: The cyst will not go away on its own and will occasionally flare up and cause you pain and discomfort, even if you are able to treat it successfully for the time being with antibiotics. It will be much better to cool it off with antibiotics and then have your plastic surgeon remove it entirely. The surgeon must remove the entire capsule with it to avoid a recurrence.
Be well, dr. Fred. ...Read more

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I had a sebaceous cyst removed 6 days ago. Today I still have a large swollen circle that is red and painful. Normal? The redness decreases daily

I had a sebaceous cyst removed 6 days ago. Today I still have a large swollen circle that is red and painful. Normal? The redness decreases daily

Haematoma: You probably have a small haematoma where the cyst was and this may be infected and need antibiotics. See the doctor who removed the cyst. ...Read more

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I got a sebaceous cyst removed, now I have a hole where it was. Folliwed all aftercare now there's a hole w edges curled under pencil eraser size.???

I got a sebaceous cyst removed, now I have a hole where it was. Folliwed all aftercare now there's a hole w edges curled under pencil eraser size.???

Surgical re-excision: Unfortunately the way you healed is not uncommon even with the best surgeons. The best option to repair it is the have the hole re-excised and sutured, but best after you are sure the cyst has not recurred, which can happen in about 20% of patients. If it recurs, a full elliptical excision is best to avoid future recurrences and holes. ...Read more

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Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Cysts on penis: Topicort would have no usefulness in the treatment of penile cysts. These need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Do sebaceous cysts go away by themselves?

Rarely: Thy may go up and down in size or rupture and drain. .. but until they are removed they rarely go away. ...Read more

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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more