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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 do I get rid of a cyst on the back of my neck without surgery?

How do I get rid of a cyst on the back of my neck without surgery?

See below: These cysts are easily taken care of in most cases by a minor procedure called and incision and drainage. The cyst is numbed with a local anesthetic and then a small cut is made with a scalpel to drain the cyst. Usually there is a capsule to the cyst which is pulled out through the small opening. It is a simple procedure that most doctor knows how to do and do in the office. Surgery sometimes. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of ovarian cysts naturally without surgery while pregnant?

Can you get rid of ovarian cysts naturally without surgery while pregnant?

See below.: Many ovarian cysts resolve on their own. There are no specific medications to have them disappear during pregnancy. Surgery is an option if there are complications or if the cyst look suspicious on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hello! how can I get rid of ovarian cysts (i have been diagnosed with pcos) without surgery? Thank you very much

Hello! how can I get rid of ovarian cysts (i have been diagnosed with pcos) without surgery?
Thank you very much

Follow your MD: You can not get rid of pcos by surgery.You need to sit with your doctor and follow the treatment recommended.It consists of correcting Insulin resistance 2restoration of fertility 3treatment of hirsutism 4restoration of regular menstruation and prevention of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Is surgery the only way to get rid of a cyst?

No: Sometimes a cyst will go away on its own. Sometimes a cyst can be drained in the office by an ultrasound guided needle. Sometimes it can be drained by ct guided needle as well. It depends on the situation. But draining a cyst may not always get rid of the cyst. It may only collapse it. The only way technically to get rid of the cyst wall is surgery. But that may not always be necessary. ...Read more

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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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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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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Abscess?: If this "pimple" has turned into an abscess it will need to be drained to heal. An abscess walls itself off from the body, making it much less likely to be cleared up by antibiotics. ...Read more

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