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Pilonidal cyst- had it lanced & drain tube 1 year ago, has been recurring every 2-3 months since then! no ins so haven't been back to dr! very painful?

Pilonidal cyst- had it lanced & drain tube 1 year ago, has been recurring every 2-3 months since then! no ins so haven't been back to dr! very painful?

Need surgery: Lancing it does not remove it. It only opens it to drain the pus and relieve the infection. You will need to have it surgically removed when it is not infected. Otherwise it will probably continue to grow or become infected periodically. ...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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I have a bump, cyst, or boil right above my penis.It is very hard and painful, should I try to lance it myself or go to the er?

I have a bump, cyst, or boil right above my penis.It is very hard and painful, should I try to lance it myself or go to the er?

ER or urologist: Lancing it yourself would put you at risk for new infection, further spread of the infection in the cyst or boil and inadvertent trauma to the penis. Er or a urology doctor can help you. ...Read more

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How long befor a lanced pilonidaal cyst heals?

How long befor a lanced pilonidaal cyst heals?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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I had a cyst lanced 2 days ago, I have had several done in the past. It now looks black, I have never had another one look this. is it normal?

I had a cyst lanced 2 days ago, I have had several done in the past. It now looks black, I have never had another one look this. is it normal?

Necrosis/dry blood?: It usually shouldn't be black unless it is dried up blood which should come off or it could be necrosis or death of the surrounding tissue ..either way follow up with the doctor who did the procedure ...Read more

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Hello i'm a 31 female who has been dealing with reaccuring sebasses cysts since a teenager i've had over 30 lanced and they always come back.

Hello i'm a 31 female who has been dealing with reaccuring sebasses cysts since a teenager i've had over 30 lanced and they always come back.

Exam/lab: You must be check for diabetes and have the abscesses cultured for mrsa: you will need blood testing to check your immune system. Call for an appointment with a dermatologist today. ...Read more

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I have a large bump underneath my jawline. It feels like a cyst but i tried to lance it and nothing has come out except clear fluid and a little blood?

I have a large bump underneath my jawline. It feels like a cyst but i tried to lance it and nothing has come out except clear fluid and a little blood?

Stop: First, don't try to treat yourself - you could well harm yourself. You may have an enlarged lymph node or a salivary gland nodule. You may just have a lipoma or sebaceous cyst. Regardless, see your doctor , who will refer you on if needed. Again, do not try to lance or otherwise rupture the area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a bathalin cyst lanced yesterday. It's steadily oozing. I have to wear a pad, obviously. Can i take a bath? Would love to soak in warm water

I had a bathalin cyst lanced yesterday.  It's steadily oozing.  I have to wear a pad, obviously.  Can i take a bath?  Would love to soak in warm water

Bartholin's Cyst: For a small bartholin's cyst that is not too painful, treatment consists of sitz baths with follow-up if the cyst enlarges or becomes painful. Especially with recurrent cysts treatment with antibiotics and sitz baths to cool off the infection is sometimes done. If this clears up the infection, a surgical procedure called a marsupialization can be done later. ...Read more