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Is surgery the only way to get rid of a cyst?

Is surgery the only way to get rid of a cyst?

No: Sometimes a cyst will go away on its own. Sometimes a cyst can be drained in the office by an ultrasound guided needle. Sometimes it can be drained by ct guided needle as well. It depends on the situation. But draining a cyst may not always get rid of the cyst. It may only collapse it. The only way technically to get rid of the cyst wall is surgery. But that may not always be necessary. ...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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How do I get rid of a cyst on the back of my neck without surgery?

How do I get rid of a cyst on the back of my neck without surgery?

See below: These cysts are easily taken care of in most cases by a minor procedure called and incision and drainage. The cyst is numbed with a local anesthetic and then a small cut is made with a scalpel to drain the cyst. Usually there is a capsule to the cyst which is pulled out through the small opening. It is a simple procedure that most doctor knows how to do and do in the office. Surgery sometimes. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Abscess?: If this "pimple" has turned into an abscess it will need to be drained to heal. An abscess walls itself off from the body, making it much less likely to be cleared up by antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am 35 yrs old and I have a dermoid cyst and my period is irregular. Is there any other way to get rid of this cyst other than surgery?

I am 35 yrs old and I have a dermoid cyst   and  my period is irregular. Is there any other way to get rid of this cyst other than surgery?

Nope....: Unfortunately, you need surgery to remove the cyst. A dermoid cyst is a cystic teratoma that contains developmentally mature skin complete with hair follicles and sweat glands, sometimes clumps of long hair, and often pockets of sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, eyes, cartilage, and thyroid tissue. Because it contains mature tissue, a dermoid cyst is almost always benign. ...Read more

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What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Should be routine: Thanks for your question. If the cyst is a less than an inch wide, you are in good health, and you are with a good doctor--it should be routine surgery with minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. Problems can occur more frequently with general but these are rare as well. Have your cyst out and relax. ...Read more

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So is surgery the only option to get rid if inflamed painful cyst? And is birth control the only way to keep them from being harmful?

So is surgery the only option to get rid if inflamed painful cyst? And is birth control the only way to keep  them from being harmful?

Cysts: Cysts occur is almost every tissue. In general, if they are infected or inflamed surgical intervention is a benefit. In your specific case, it is okay to ask your doc about your options, risk/benefit analysis of a surgical procedure. There are choices. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get rid of an ovary cyst quicker? Not through surgery it's causing weight loss of a pound a day

Is there anyway to get rid of an ovary cyst quicker? Not through surgery it's causing weight loss of a pound a day

Ovary cyst wt loss: I know of no way an ovarian cyst can cause weight loss unless you are not eating and throwing up due to pain. If so you need to see your team for pain meds till it "passes". ...Read more