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Doctor insights on: Hard Cyst Under Skin

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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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Hard reoccurring cyst in my panty line. It hurts and turns the skin on top and around it red. What cab it be?

Hard reoccurring cyst in my panty line. It hurts and turns the skin on top and around it red. What cab it be?

Abcess: This may be an abcess that requires draining or a surgical excision. Show your dermatologist so the proper treatment plan can be devised. ...Read more

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I have 2 pea sized hard cysts for abt an year, deep under skin on lt upr thigh. Felt just by pressing deep. Not painful. Is it normal? Size not changd

I have 2 pea sized hard cysts for abt an year, deep under skin on lt upr thigh. Felt just by pressing deep. Not painful. Is it normal? Size not changd

Cyst: These could be simple cysts or lipomas, not of concern if they are unchanged for over a year in the thigh. However, if they are in the groin crease above the thigh then they could be lymph nodes and should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Lump: The question is do you know what a cyst feels like? If two doctors have examined you and said it is a cyst, what happens when you go to the third and he says it is a cyst? Do you then go to the fourth? You either need at some point to believe them or not. If you don't believe them then do you keep going to doctors until you find one that tells you what you want? Get it removed! ...Read more