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Is it okay to burst a sebaceous cyst?

Is it okay to burst a sebaceous cyst?

Not advised: This is generally recommended because it could lead to infection or make surgical removal more difficult. ...Read more

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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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Is it a good idea to remove a sebaceous cyst or just unclog it?

Is it a good idea to remove a sebaceous cyst or just unclog it?

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 more

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Is it safe to drain a pilonidal cyst yourself?

Is it safe to drain a pilonidal cyst yourself?

No: Without proper medical training you may worsen the situation or further injure yourself. Also it would be nearly impossible for a person to see that area properly & be able to perform incision & drainage & wound packing under sterile conditions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to let a pilonidal cyst burst on its own?

Is it safe to let a pilonidal cyst burst on its own?

That would be a : Fairly normal course of events for it to relieve the buildup of pressure from the infected material creating an exit pathway or sinus. Without treatment this scenario may often recur. Check this with your physician. Any infection can be associated with risks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to burst a ganglion cyst?

Is it possible for me to burst a ganglion cyst?

Not recommended: Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. These cysts do not need treatment unless they are painful and persistent. Many of them will resolve with rest. While there are accounts of patients bursting these cysts with a heavy object, there is also the possibility of aggravating the cyst. If necessary, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a Bartholin's abscess to bleed a week after it burst?

Is it normal for a Bartholin's abscess to bleed a week after it burst?

Depends: Depending how large the abcess was and what procedures needed to be done it may continue to ooze some blood. However, frank bleeding is not nornal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a sebaceous cyst on your vagina?

Is it possible to die from a sebaceous cyst on your vagina?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely. Possibly if you let it become infected and do not treat and then the infection becomes systermic. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have pilonidal cyst surgery with a cold?

Is it okay to have pilonidal cyst surgery with a cold?

With any elective: Surgery, you should be in best condition to minimize any chances of complications. Why take any chances with even minor procedures which can still have complications that may be compounded by having an upper respiratory infection that could also be the beginning of something more serious like a pneumonia. ...Read more

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Tried to drain it out with warm water, but it didn't work. Is this lump actually a sebaceous cyst or is it something else?

Tried to drain it out with warm water, but it didn't work. Is this lump actually a sebaceous cyst or is it something else?

Epidermal cyst?: This could be an epidermal cyst, which is an encapsulated collection of dead skin. Draining it often doesn't get rid of it. Usually, it needs to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get a ganglion cyst removed?

Is it painful to get a ganglion cyst removed?

Minimal pain: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is a minimally invasive surgical technique and relatively painless, typically performed under general anesthesia. Through small portals, the ganglion stalk can be visualized and excised with precision instrumentation. The cyst can then be decompressed through an accessory portal. Local anesthesia is placed over the portal sites. ...Read more

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Is a gartners duct cyst a reason to worry and should it be removed?

Don't worry: A gartner's duct cyst is a vaginal wall cyst that is generally harmless (benign). The are usually easily treated by opening and draining, but if it is not causing you any discomfort, it would be worth watching and waiting. If it causes you discomfort it can be treated by your ob-gyn. In either case does not represent anything dangerous or bad, just unpleasant. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a hard cyst on the labia that eventually bursts?

Is it normal to get a hard cyst on the labia that eventually bursts?

Not normal but...: It's not unusual for a woman to get a cyst in vaginal area, such as a bartholin gland cyst, which gets infected and bursts. It would be a good idea to see your primary physician or gynecologist to evaluate what your problem is. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to remove a cyst from my ovary if it's painful?

Is it advisable to remove a cyst from my ovary if it's painful?

Depends: Some ovarian cysts are a normal part of your monthly cycle. Each month, before you ovulate, you produce an ovarian cyst. These types of functional cysts can cause some pain but go away on their own. Other types of cysts are persistent and grow larger. They cause inflammation and stretch the capsule of the ovary. If a cyst is persistent over several months and is painful, surgery is an option ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have a cyst on your gallbbladder wall?

Is it dangerous to have a cyst on your gallbbladder wall?

No: Cysts are not dangerous most of the. In this case i'm sure your dr would have said something if there was any doubt. Sometimes these fluid sacs just show up. Sometimes they go away and sometimes they don't . Rarely do they cause trouble on the gallbladder wall. ...Read more

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How long would it take a overy cyst to rupture?

How long would it take a overy cyst to rupture?

ABRUPTLY: Ovarian cysts are very common and the majority of them are physiological (normally ocurring due to changes in hormonal stimulation during a menstrual cycle). However some can grow quite large and never rupture while others are small and can ocasionally rupture. When they rupture it is usually an acute event .The discomfort assoc with this can vary in severity. ...Read more

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Is it best to have a sabaceous cyst cut out before or after infection?

Is it best to have a sabaceous cyst cut out before or after infection?

Before gets infected: Removing the cyst before it gets infected , infected large cysts more often drained and removed after infection subsides. ...Read more

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Breast cyst popped like a pimple would. Is this normal?

Breast cyst popped like a pimple would. Is this normal?

Cyst: Your breast is covered with skin and therefore skin issues will occur. As long as the area is not red, firm, painful, it was most likely a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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I have a 4.3 ovarian cyst the doctor wont remove she is waiting on it to burst is this normal?

I have a 4.3 ovarian cyst the doctor wont remove she is waiting on it to burst is this normal?

Your doctor is ok: In reproductive age females ovarian cysts without malignant features my grow up to 5 cm ANS still be considered non-pathologic. ...Read more

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How big is a cyst if it 0.3x0.2x1.5cm, it is located in my parotid gland?

How big is a cyst if it 0.3x0.2x1.5cm,  it is located in my parotid gland?

Sunflower seed size: In relation to your gland itself - the median volume of parotid is about 25, 262 mm3 and a size averaging 3.4 cm in the ventral-dorsal dimension and 5.8 cm in the craniocaudal dimension. Was this an incidental finding on a radiograph, do you have any symptoms, and have you been evaluated by and oral and maxillofacial surgeon or ENT yet? ...Read more

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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