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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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How can I get rid of a sebaceous cyst on my scalp?

How can I get rid of a sebaceous cyst on my scalp?

Cut it out!: Sebaceous cysts are surgically removed. This allows for removal of the mass and the lining of the cyst to prevent recurrence. Infected cysts are lanced to drain the contents, but will often recur. If the lining is not removed after the infection has cleared, the lining cells often survive the infection and will form another cyst. ...Read more

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What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Should be routine: Thanks for your question. If the cyst is a less than an inch wide, you are in good health, and you are with a good doctor--it should be routine surgery with minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. Problems can occur more frequently with general but these are rare as well. Have your cyst out and relax. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sebaceous cyst on inner thigh?

How can I get rid of sebaceous cyst on inner thigh?

Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cyst will return ...Read more

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I've a sebaceous cyst on my face the size of small marble. How can I get rid of it?

I've a sebaceous cyst on my face the size of small marble. How can I get rid of it?

Minor surgery: A cyst like this may discharge its contents and get smaller, but will recur. Surgery is quick and easy but may not be indicated. It would be reasonable to have someone - maybe a dermatologist - look at it and see what can be done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of (possible) sebaceous cyst's on my penis?

Can you tell me how to get rid of (possible) sebaceous cyst's on my penis?

Leave them alone: Show them to your physician on your next routine visit. All men have sebaceous glands there; inclusion ("sebaceous") cysts are common enough. They are easy to remove surgically if they get big and are annoying. Do not try to do your own surgery here as if you rupture the capsule, it will be a mess and make cure much harder. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sebaceous cyst at the back but not infected.

How to get rid of sebaceous cyst at the back but not infected.

Multiple Options: You can go to a doctor and see the multiple options that are available. You can have it injected, an excision and drainage may also be available, a total excision, minimal excision, or laser. If it is bothering you, please go see a doctor and they can offer you some of these choices and see what works best for you :]. ...Read more

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Hi I had a sebaceous cyst drained over two weeks ago, it is still leaking fluid and has started to smell really bad. how do I get rid of the smell?

Hi I had a sebaceous cyst drained over two weeks ago, it is still leaking fluid and has started to smell really bad. how do I get rid of the smell?

Depends: If the wound is open, keep it clean with soap and water, and pack the wound with moist gauze at least 2x/day. If the wound is not open, it needs to be opened. In either case, see the doctor that drained it, or a general surgeon. If the skin is red, see someone today, even of it means going to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst on my arm pit that has a yeast infection. Is there any way to get rid of the yeast infection?

I have a sebaceous cyst on my arm pit that has a yeast infection. Is there any way to get rid of the yeast infection?

Yeast in your armpit: Is not a common area for infection unless you have predisposing problems such as hidradenitis suppurtiva. But if its a superficial infection, most over the counter antifungals will work for you. If its more refractory, you will have to see your local physician for further treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

Surgically: Each is different and managed different too. Have it examined by a physician proficient in removing both. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst on neck. Was given cephalexin at ER because it caused a skin abscess(?).Will this get rid of it, or will i still need surgery?

I have a sebaceous cyst on neck. Was given cephalexin at ER because it caused a skin abscess(?).Will this get rid of it, or will i still need surgery?

Sebaceous cyst: The cephalexin was prescribed to treat the infection. This will likely improve the swelling/size of the cyst, but will not get rid of it. The only way to get rid of it is through complete excision, which can often be performed in the office setting under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

Post op pain: most likely a normal part of the healing process. If not improved with over the countret advilor aleve- call the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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What to do for pain after having a sebaceous cyst removed from back of head?

What to do for pain after having a sebaceous cyst removed from back of head?

Call the surgeon: There is always some pain/dicomfort after a sugical procedure and the doc who did your surgery should be best person to manage your pain--he/she knows what was done. It is expected that you will have some pain, but if it is excessive or worsening, consult doc for eval as there is chance of infection etc...Tylenol/motrin may help ease the discomfort untill seen by doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What makes a 10 year old sebaceous cyst form a head and pop and how long does it take to heal? How should I care for it during the healing process ?

What makes a 10 year old sebaceous cyst form a head and pop and how long does it take to heal? How should I care for it during the healing process ?

It will regrow: Seabum is constantly produced from glands at the hair follicle when the outlet is clogged the sebum builds . It may or may not rupture but when it does you should see a doctor. Till then warm soaks keep it clean put on a bandage. If it heals you can be sure it will grow again because the sac that surrounds it is still there as is the cause. Real treatment removes the cyst and the sac ...Read more

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My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone,at back of head.dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone,at back of head.dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

Correct advice: It is not an urgent matter, however, if the cyst is bothersome, the only reliable way to get rid of it is by surgical excision. It could be done under local anesthesia and it not a dangerous operation. Wish you and your wife good health. ...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