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If you have a sebaceous cyst what would your doctor do for it?

If you have a sebaceous cyst what would your doctor do for it?

Watch or excise: Depends on location, size and how troubling. ...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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Which type of doctor do I need to see to get a sebaceous cyst removed?

Which type of doctor do I need to see to get a sebaceous cyst removed?

Sebaceous cyst: Most doctors can remove the cyst. If it's in a cosmetically sensitive area (face, eyes) the go to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do doctors remove sebaceous cyst on the scrotum?

How do doctors remove sebaceous cyst on the scrotum?

See below: Usually under local anesthesia. The cyst gets excised with a small section of surrounding skin. It's a quick and painless procedure as long as the cyst is not infected. ...Read more

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When the doctor drains a sebaceous cyst does it always have to be removed later.

When the doctor drains a sebaceous cyst does it always have to be removed later.

Probably better: Your cyst was simply drained this time because it became infected and probably abscessed. This leaves a good portion of the capsule behind and the cyst will reform. It may become infected again so usually better to have removed completely once this infection resolves. ...Read more

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How can doctors remove a sebaceous cyst?

How can doctors remove a sebaceous cyst?

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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What do doctors do to remove a sebaceous cyst?

What do doctors do to remove a sebaceous cyst?

Minor Surgery: A non-infected sebaceous cyst is removed under local anesthesia through a small incision placed over the cyst. The cyst needs to be removed whole to prevent recurrence, so the incision is about the length of the cyst. The sooner it is removed, the smaller the incision. Infected cysts are lanced and can be excised after the infection has healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Asher Turney
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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