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Is A Sebaceous Cyst Painful Is It Something That Just Stays There Forever
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
I have sebaceous cyst which grow like 2 inch stays for 4 - 5 days and drains out. Again it comes on it on. It is in my both under arms. Please help.
Sounds like: You need to have these entire areas surgically excised. Get an opinion from a surgeon. ...Read more
I've had a painful sebaceous cyst inside my armpit for 3 months now. It just recently ruptured & draining nonstop for 4 days straight, what can I do?
I have a red hard bump on my chest, very painful. Thinking it's a sebaceous cyst. Should I have it lanced?
Sebaceous cyst, skene cyst or other kind of cyst? Itchy hard lump near clitoris. A little painful but not bad at all. Not different color.
Possibly: This could be a cyst which may go away on it's own or may require treatment. Sitting in a warm bath can help it go down. If it doesn't resolve you should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment and to make sure it's nothing more serious. ...Read more
After using mometasone cream on an itchy sebaceous cyst for 5 days, it became bigger and red and painful. What are your possible diagnoses?
Infection: Possibility of infection. Please have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
I have either a sebaceous cyst or boil around my pubic area. I have two. They are tender and painful to the touch, one bled today. What do I do?
Large, painful sebaceous cyst on upper inner thigh. Had these before & can usu use a needle to pop em, but can't get this one to drain. What can I do?
See a DR: Stop fooling around, see a pro.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I had a sebaceous cyst surgically removed 18 months ago. It left a red raised scar. It is now very painful, has the cyst come back? Or is scar infected?
All are possibile: Yes it could be a raised scar tissue ( keloid ) or some times they can recur , or infected fluid under the scar could be also strong possibility as it is 'now very painful' Best option see your doctor , if it is will drain it , possibly Rx antibiotics , then you will be fine . ...Read more
Do I need to go to the doctor to drain an unsightly, painful sebaceous cyst on my neck? It won't pop and I see white pus inside.
Cyst: Always a good plan to seek medical evaluation and possible I&D of infected cyst of neck. Also PO antibiotics are a must. If truly infected than only drainage is possible. Than after healing re excision of the scar and lining of the cyst is needed to prevent recurrence... ...Read more
Sebaceous cyst removed 18 hrs ago back of elboe. increasing pain front/back of elbow, bicep, shoulder. Very painful. Only vicodin is helping.
Sebaceous cyst or syphilis? Woke up with large closed lump on penis. It was painful to pop and blood came out. Looks like a chancre after being popped
Abscess: Chancres don't pop and sebaceous cysts don't swell rapidly or hurt suddenly. Let's shower twice a day for a while and consider a god antibacterial soap. If this gets worse or starts to spread, get seen. ...Read more
What if a sebaceous cyst ruptures inside the body? The cyst is soft but very painful- is it dangerous? Dr. put me on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 5 days ago. still painful
Sebaceous cyst on breast long time ago, Doctor said no harm. Lately got smaller and the area around it is red+painful.Possible?
HARD, pea sized bump near clitoris. Itches, but not really painful. Not colored differently than surrounding skin. Not an STD, is it a sebaceous cyst?
Depends,,,: If it is small, unclogging it can be done (like squeezing out a blackhead) but it will almost always recur, as the lining is intact. It may also become infected. Complete removal of the cyst and its lining will prevent recurrence but, of necessity, will leave a small scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local Anesthesia: For patients undergoing sebeceous cyst removal we start with a local anesthetic cream, followed by a local anesthetic injection. This is very well tolerated. After surgery the majority of patients do not require any pain killers afterward, if they do tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers