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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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Ingrown hair /cyst?

Ingrown hair /cyst?

Surgical removal: Treatment of choice surgical removal.

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I have a bump on my scrotum-painless, looks like a pimple and is maybe a few mm wide. Could it be an ingrown hair, cyst, pimple, or something else?

I have a bump on my scrotum-painless, looks like a pimple and is maybe a few mm wide. Could it be an ingrown hair, cyst, pimple, or something else?

Probably benign: A Painless pimple may need medical attention if it shows increase in size over a short period of time. You should check it once weekly, note its size to determine if it is getting bigger. If it is, that will be a signal to go see a doctor and have a medical examination. If it does not grow in size, then it can be left alone, yet watched for any change over one year before you can ignore it. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will ingrown hairs cause cyst like bumps on the penis?

Need doctor's help! will ingrown hairs cause cyst like bumps on the penis?

Yes, it can...: Yes, it can be like a pimple or even a sebaceous cyst as growing over time. If in doubt, see Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!

I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort?  Help!

Cyst or a lipoma: I can't possibly tell you for sure without seeing or examining your bump, but the most common causes would be a cyst or a lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells). However, it is also possible to have skin cancer below the surface of your skin. You should see you dermatologist for an evaluation and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

Nothing special: Keep the area clean, and watch for signs of enlargement or infection (tired skin, tenderness). If either if these things occur, see your doctor. If you ever chamge your mind, surgical excision is usually done with local anesthesia as an outpatient. Recovery is typically short, and risk of complications low. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bump.Under arm found it in january still there it's hard and hurts burns when not shaven not ingrown hair but possibly cyst?What else could it be?

Bump.Under arm found it in january still there it's hard and hurts burns when not shaven not ingrown hair but possibly cyst?What else could it be?

Sebacious Cyst: Could be sebacious cyst or a condition known as hidradenitis supporativa. See you doctor for evaluation and 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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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

Probably a cyst: Cysts are small, firm bumps under the skin that are filled with keratin. When squeezed, some will produce the keratin which is white, cheesy and sometimes stinky. If it is not causing problems or growing, we tend to leave them alone, but it is important for your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes, if it is not clearly a cyst, we can biopsy the spot to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? Whats the difference? There's no pain but i dont see no hair that could be in it?

I'm wondering if i have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? Whats the difference? There's no pain but i dont see no hair that could be in it?

R/O BARTHOLIN CYST: It sounds like you may be describing inflammation of the BARTHOLIN gland just outside the vagina. This can result in cyst formation and abcess. You need a full exam /labs/STD SCREEN. You may require antibiotics and potential a surgical procedure please get prompt evaluation By internist or gyn. ...Read more

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I got a something that appears to be a cyst, I have had cyst before like on my finger, but I think this time is different because it got it near my male genituls and I think it may be something I got due to an ingrown hair, I'm very impatient so I squeeze

I got a something that appears to be a cyst, I have had cyst before like on my finger, but I think this time is different because it got it near my male genituls and I think it may be something I got due to an ingrown hair, I'm very impatient so I squeeze

Needs to be checked : We can not say what exactly it is. It might be a small abscess or a cyst . I suggest you consult your doctor to find out what it is. You squeezed it and did it drain pus or blood or nothing .Get it checked from your doctor as you might need Anyibiotics and / or incision and drainage or if it is a cyst causing symptoms then it may need to be removed surgically ...Read more

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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method. ...Read more

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I have a red circle with what looks like a cyst in the center &sometimes has a black head. It on my vagina.I think ingrown hair.been there for 5 days?

Sounds like it: If this is around a hair follicle it is called folliculitis. It will respond to drainage but may require an antibiotic to treat. If it worsens, see your doctor as these can sometimes progress to a full blown abscess. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more