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I have four cysts on my head that sometimes hurt and they wont go away . got one removed and anotherone grew in the same place?

I have four cysts on my head that sometimes hurt and  they wont go away . got one removed and anotherone grew in the same place?

Cysts on head: short hair?? - sounds like ingrowing hairs causing local inflammatory cysts. You might want to try different shampoos and have your hair stylist check the areas but ultimately local treatment - OTC medication used for acne might help or surgical drainage may be necessary. Good Luck ...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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A large cyst on top of my head has burst amd is now very painful. it burst internally. will it just go away?

A large cyst on top of my head has burst amd is now very painful. it burst internally. will it just go away?

How do you know it: burst? This could be a sebacous cyst, and if this indeed did burst under the skin, in could become more inflammed, red, swollen and painful. If so, this could require an incision and drainage by a doctor. Your pain is a warning sign something is wrong. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is this hard and painful cyst on my head?

What is this hard and painful cyst on my head?

Medical evaluation.: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head. Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why. Is this cause for concern?

I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head.  Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why.  Is this cause for concern?

Depends: It is likely a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. Such cysts can rupture into the tissue or to the outside. It the cyst gets infected it could lead to complications. Have you considered getting it removed. It could probably be removed under local anesthesia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have an infected cyst on my head and swelling of the glands around my ear - could they be connected?

I have an infected cyst on my head and swelling of the glands around my ear - could they be connected?

Quite likely: Lymph nodes connected to an area of infection do get large and may be painful. In severe cases, abscess may form in the lymph node. Please have your infected cyst treated promptly. ...Read more

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Is it going to be painful havingmy cyst drained on my head and how is it done. Thankyou?

Is it going to be painful havingmy cyst drained on my head and how is it done.  Thankyou?

Cyst to be excised: Assuming it will be removed under local anesthesia, you will have only the pain with the injection of the local anesthetic. After that you will feel nothing. ...Read more

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Why do I get a lot of cysts in my head? They come and go but eventually die out. Are they dangerous? How to treat?

Why do I get a lot of cysts in my head? They come and go but eventually die out. Are they dangerous? How to treat?

NOT IN THE HEAD...!!: I think you get some boils / small abscesses on the scalp (that is skin covering the head). Check with your doctor. ...Read more