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Reoccurring cyst on right side above pubic hairline on male can sometimes get smelly pus out of it
This sounds like a bacterial infection. It could have started with an infected hair follicle. Staphylococcus aureus is often the cause. You can place warm compresses on the cyst for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. Replace the compress as it cools. This can be done every few hours. Since this is a recurrent problem, recommend that you see your regular doctor or a dermatologist to determine the cause. Don't handle, lance or squeeze it as that can cause the infection to spread. If you get redness, swelling and warmth in the surrounding skin - it could be a sign of cellulitis. Take care. ...Read more
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
What seems like a cyst has grown on the back of my neck at the hairline on the left side. Yesterday the size of a dime, this morning size of quarter?
Cyst: Has it become red, warm, swollen, tender, painful? This may need evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
I think I have a Bartholin's cyst but I am not 100% sure. It is near the hairline inbetween my legs. It isn't painful tho, when will it go away?!
I was in forest yesterday and checked myself, but now have cyst-looking pimple on neck. Could it be a tick bite? I get cysts but usually hairline.
It could be: Almost all insects bite leave a small cysts like pimple but often ticks leave the head in the lesion. You can be tested but only by reputable labs. ...Read more
My 5yr old daughter has a 'bug bite' that keeps reappearing on the back of her neck (bottom of hairline). Could it be a recurring pimple? A cyst? Thoughts?
Recurring bug bite!: It needs ot be evaluated by her pediatrician as it could be cyst (depending ont he site) that could be opeiing up, or a sebaceous gland that reopens and drains or somehting else. But it cannot be a bug bite, which you already know. ...Read more
40 yr male. 3mm white/flesh domed lesion on scalp above hairline. Appeared about 6 months ago. Not noticeably growing. Nodular melanoma or cyst?
My dad has been experiencing many cysts, armpit, trapezius, back neck hairline, temple, top of butt, they have put him on many meds that obviously do not work, since April. The one on his temple now is almost the size of a gumball and there are 2 wholes a
He needs to see a...: Dermatologist. First it needs to be determined if these truly are cysts and, if so, what type. There are some conditions that may seem like cysts but are actually solid masses. Obviously, until a correct diagnosis is made, the treatment isn't likely to work. The doctor should start with a good personal & family history & physical exam, then get a biopsy and microscopic evaluation. Best wishes ...Read more
I have a sebaceous cyst on my head near hairline at forehead. I just applied unintentional pressure to it and I felt it pop. Should I be concerned? I'm Worried about infection under skin, infection in brain etc. What should I do? Is this an emergency
Sebaceous cyst: Most do not get infected. Consult with us to get an Rx and send a photo to monitor to be sure it heals without an issue. ...Read more
A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more
CarmencitaL ~ they either_
- pop. Burst spontaneously or by trauma, self induced or surgical. Or
- become atretic - which means they dry out and get absorbed by the body's lymphocytes and macrophages.
- or remain stable and same size for protracted period of time - ie; ganglion cysts
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At your age: A simple fluid filled cyst in the ovary is almost always benign. Followup ultrasound is generally not done unless the cyst is over 5cm in size or it has features that are suspicious for something other than a simple cyst. ...Read more
What kind of help?: I am sorry but I am not sure that our online providers can provide specific help for your condition. Are you working w a specialist? Did you have a specific question? If so, please clarify & re-ask. Take care. ...Read more
Sure: Ovarian cysts do not always mean you are infertile. Even those woman with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) can occasionally ovulate. And if you ovulate, you can get pregnant. Talk with your ob/gyn doc about what cysts you have and whether they are a type that might alter fertility. ...Read more
Med eval: This would need to be assessed. It could be a cyst? It could be an enlarged lymph node? The location is an important issue. The duration of the mass is another issue. This would require medical evaluation to provide any type of useful response. ...Read more
Boil vs cyst: A "boil" is simply a skin abscess where a bacterial infection has caused a collection of pus. The pus needs to be removed/drained. A cyst is usually the result of a blocked skin pore. The cyst material is usually the normally sloughed off skin cells that cannot simply float away. The collect within the cyst. Cysts do not always need to be treated unless they continue to grow get infected. ...Read more
Shelves: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure. If portions of the wall protrude as if they were shelves, we speak of the cyst being septated; if these divide the cyst into compartments we may call it "loculated". ...Read more
Usually normal: Ovarian cysts form as the eggs in your ovaries mature. Many women have monthly pain associated with this process but it's generally benign. Sometimes you can have abnormal growth of cysts, such as in polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you are having problems with ovarian cysts, you need to see your gyn right away. ...Read more