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How should I treat the cyst on my back? Is there options other than lancing it?

How should I treat the cyst on my back? Is there options other than lancing it?

Depends: If it's not bothering you, you may need to do nothing. If it starts to bother you, it will need to be drained and/or removed. The urgency of removing it depends on they type of cyst it is and whether it is infected or not. See your doc for more info on your options. ...Read more

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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Hello i'm a 31 female who has been dealing with reaccuring sebasses cysts since a teenager i've had over 30 lanced and they always come back.

Hello i'm a 31 female who has been dealing with reaccuring sebasses cysts since a teenager i've had over 30 lanced and they always come back.

Exam/lab: You must be check for diabetes and have the abscesses cultured for mrsa: you will need blood testing to check your immune system. Call for an appointment with a dermatologist today. ...Read more

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Pilonidal cyst- had it lanced & drain tube 1 year ago, has been recurring every 2-3 months since then! no ins so haven't been back to dr! very painful?

Pilonidal cyst- had it lanced & drain tube 1 year ago, has been recurring every 2-3 months since then! no ins so haven't been back to dr! very painful?

Need surgery: Lancing it does not remove it. It only opens it to drain the pus and relieve the infection. You will need to have it surgically removed when it is not infected. Otherwise it will probably continue to grow or become infected periodically. ...Read more

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How long befor a lanced pilonidaal cyst heals?

How long befor a lanced pilonidaal cyst heals?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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I had a cyst lanced 2 days ago, I have had several done in the past. It now looks black, I have never had another one look this. is it normal?

I had a cyst lanced 2 days ago, I have had several done in the past. It now looks black, I have never had another one look this. is it normal?

Necrosis/dry blood?: It usually shouldn't be black unless it is dried up blood which should come off or it could be necrosis or death of the surrounding tissue ..either way follow up with the doctor who did the procedure ...Read more

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What is a non-dentigerous cyst? Is it treatable?

What is a non-dentigerous cyst? Is it treatable?

Not tooth related: A cyst is a pathogenic space in bone or soft tissue containing fluid or semi fluid material, and in the oral regions, almost always lined by epithelium. Non dentigerous implies that it is not related to a tooth directly or for its origin. They are nearly always treatable. You should consult with an oral surgeon. Dentistry that lasts - Quality that counts ...Read more

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Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are found incidentally during MRI scanning for other reasons. If the cyst is causing symptoms such as headaches, visual compromise, or is affecting normal pituitary function, the cyst can be removed surgically. Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more