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Dime size lump on head is it a cyst?

Dime size lump on head is it a cyst?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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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Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Sebacous cyst: Yes it is what we called sebaceous cyst which is a oil gland cyst leave it alone try not to squeezed it other wise might get infected
very binign. ...Read more

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I found a pea sized lump on the back my 1 year olds head. I can roll it a little like a cyst. It feels superficial to me, but should I be worried?

I found a pea sized lump on the back my 1 year olds head. I can roll it a little like a cyst. It feels superficial to me, but should I be worried?

Probably lymph node: If there are no other symptoms, probably no need to be worried. Has there been a scratch or rash on the child's head or neck? Often these lumps turn out to be enlarged lymph nodes, part of the immune system. However, there is always a small chance they could be a sign of something more serious, so have your doctor take a look if it does not go away in a week or two. ...Read more

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Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Lump: The question is do you know what a cyst feels like? If two doctors have examined you and said it is a cyst, what happens when you go to the third and he says it is a cyst? Do you then go to the fourth? You either need at some point to believe them or not. If you don't believe them then do you keep going to doctors until you find one that tells you what you want? Get it removed! ...Read more

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What exactly is a cyst? I have two lumps on my head that have grown over the years. If it is a cyst what is the doctor procedure like and is it $$$?

What exactly is a cyst? I have two lumps on my head that have grown over the years. If it is a cyst what is the doctor procedure like and is it $$$?

Fluid filled area: Most frequently, these are sebaceous cysts, essentially plugged follicles which have accumulated material and have made a kind of rind around it. They are readily removed. There are a few other causes; your doctor should know. Not sure of the cost, but it is an in-office procedure, not like a surgery in an operating room.
Here is a link of cyst removal.
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=bby0kjtdjn8. ...Read more

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The knot I thought was a lump turns out is a cyst in the back of my head. Will it keep growing? What causes them? Dr sd it was close to the bone? We/me chose to leave it alone for now. Was that smart to do?

The knot I thought was a lump turns out is a cyst in the back of my head. Will it keep growing? What causes them? Dr sd it was close to the bone? We/me chose to leave it alone for now. Was that smart to do?

Cyst can be infected: Without a biopsy, one does know for certain the scalp mass is cyst although the head is a common site for sebaceous (oil) and pilar (hair) cyst. Cysts keep filling which makes the outer tissue (i.e. Skin) thin. A small leak or opening can cause an infection. Then the cyst will need to be drained, allowed to reform, and then be excised. It's better to remove an intact cyst to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Had u/s for lump top of right testicle on epididymis. The nurse preforming it said no bloodflow in bump. TC or cyst? Seems connected to head of epid.

Had u/s for lump top of right testicle on epididymis. The nurse preforming it said no bloodflow in bump. TC or cyst? Seems connected to head of epid.

Lump testicle: Hello ~ please NEVER use abbreviations. I have no idea what TC means. If its a solid tumor, it would be in the testicle and has a very HIGH chance of being cancer (a seminoma, teratoma etc. If its in the CORD, and the epididymis is the CORD there is about ZERO chance of being cancer and MOST likely is an epididymal cyst. You leave it. But make SURE of the location. CORD or TESTIS. Big difference. ...Read more

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Ihad a cyst on the back of my head cut open to drain by doc. Today I notice a lump of skin sticking out that looks like blood but its skin. What is it?

Ihad a cyst on the back of my head cut open to drain by doc. Today I notice a lump of skin sticking out that looks like blood but its skin. What is it?

Hamangioma: This could be a hamangioma, which is a benign collection of small blood vessels that can arise in areas of trauma occasionally. However, it is difficult to diagnose this without seeing it and the safest thing to do is have your surgeon take a look. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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26 years old. For 3+ years had movable painless lump under skin of penis shaft near head of penis. Grown slightly to 1cm in diameter now. Cancer or cyst?

26 years old. For 3+ years had movable painless lump under skin of penis shaft near head of penis. Grown slightly to 1cm in diameter now. Cancer or cyst?

EIC?: Probably an epidermal inclusion cyst. These are benign. If it's bothering you, see a urologist who can safely remove it for you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've had a lump on the back of my head since a child, I did a MRI said I have a cyst but it's under the scalp, they said my brain ok I'm worried, stre?

I've had a lump on the back of my head since a child, I did a MRI said I have a cyst but it's under the scalp, they said my brain ok I'm worried, stre?

Now worries: A cyst under the skin is not in contact with the brain. In order to reach the brain it would have to go through the skull and many layers in between. It is harmless. ...Read more

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Mom has painless lump on her head for long. Gp told her it tumor. Is tumor easily detectable without test. Can it be sebaceous cyst? She has dandruff.

Multiple causes: Lumps under the skin in the scalp can have multiple causes including pilar cysts, sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cysts, lipomas, lymph nodes or other growth. You often cannot be certain what it is without taking a sample. Have the area evaluated by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for removal and analysis by a dermatopathologist. ...Read more

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Lump near nipple diagnosed as infected cyst is still very red and tender after 2 months despite two week course on flucloxacillin 500. Shows no head.

Lump near nipple diagnosed as infected cyst is still very red and tender after 2 months despite two week course on flucloxacillin 500. Shows no head.

Help needed: It soundscapes like you still have an infection present. You might want to apply hot compresses to the cyst to try to bring it to a head so that a doctor can open and drain the cyst. ...Read more

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Had tight tension top head for a week. Then scratched small cavity back of head. A quarter sized cyst-like lump appeared oozing sticky fluid in back of head 3 days. Still fee tight from top to left hear with cool fluid moving down head feeling.

Had tight tension top head for a week. Then scratched small cavity back of head. A quarter sized cyst-like lump appeared oozing sticky fluid in back of head 3 days. Still fee tight from top to left hear with cool fluid moving down head feeling.

Abscess?: Sounds like there may be a pocket of infection that needs to be properly drained and treated. Normal (not infected) cysts typically don't grow so rapidly or drain so profusely. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a boil or cyst it is next to my bikini line about 3 inches sore swollen red has a white head the lump is very hard been 9 days?

I don't know if I have a boil or cyst it is next to my bikini line about 3 inches sore swollen red has a white head the lump is very hard been 9 days?

Infection: You likely had an infection develop in a hair follicle that has now encased itself in a protective coating or rhine. These are usually staph, and commonly MRSA. Early on they can respond to local application of heat, which can bring the thing to the surface and let it drain. If it has been there that long it is likely in need of surgical drainage. This can be done under a local. Call and get in soon ...Read more

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Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Possibly: There are three things that this could be, a cyst, lipoma or a lymph node. I would see a doctor to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard painless marble sized lump at the end of my tailbone. It's under the skin, and not a cyst. What could it be?

I have a hard painless marble sized lump at the end of my tailbone. It's under the skin, and not a cyst. What could it be?

See doctor: This lump could be many things. You would do the best by seeing a doctor for exam and possible diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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For a few months I've had two small rubbery lumps just below jawline. Lumps move with skin. No irritation. Blood taken. Results okay. Cysts? Nodes?

For a few months I've had two small rubbery lumps just below jawline. Lumps move with skin. No irritation. Blood taken. Results okay. Cysts? Nodes?

Hard to tell: This is not something we would be able to tell you without an exam. Small lumps like this can be either cysts or lymph nodes. In either case if they are small, mobile and not painful then they are probably benign. However, you need to see a doctor and have them examined to be sure. If the doctor does not feel that they are benign then they can get a biopsy to make sure. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right rib cage. It's small moves with the skin and not painful. Is this just a cyst?

I have a lump on my right rib cage. It's small moves with the skin and not painful. Is this just a cyst?

Lump Under Skin: Lipomas, fatty lumps under the skin
enlarged lymph glands, usually in the armpits, neck, and groin
cyst, a closed sac in or under the skin that is lined with skin tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material
boils, painful, red bumps usually involving a hair follicle
see your doctor for the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a lump (not sure if its a pimple) under my skin on my cheek I don't know what do to, is it a cyst?

I have a lump (not sure if its a pimple) under my skin on my cheek I don't know what do to, is it a cyst?

Sebaceous Cyst: The most likely thing is a sebaceous cyst which is benign. It should be evaluated and removed while it is still small. In this location, I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon to minimize the appearance of the scar. ...Read more

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I have a lump that showed up on my back under the skin 2 days ago and I don't know if it's a spider bite or a cyst. Help?

I have a lump that showed up on my back under the skin 2 days ago and I don't know if it's a spider bite or a cyst. Help?

Perhaps: Cysts don't usually unless if they get infected as for spider but usually that's inflamed and red or it could be a spontaneous bacterial abscess generally those are painful with redness around them ...Read more

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Had lump under skin pubic area come n go 3 months popped gone now have new lump different spot come n go cyst? What is it? Wat should I do?

Had lump under skin pubic area come n go 3 months popped gone now have new lump different spot come n go cyst? What is it? Wat should I do?

It's likely: A recurrent folliculitis, like a pimple, from infected hair follicles. Can be from shaving, may need antibiotics but keep area clean with soap and water and use warn, hot compresses to see if this makes them surface faster. Get seen if gets worse. ...Read more

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Found a small, hard, lump on the left side of my face. Feels as if it is attached to my jaw and doesn't move when touched. It isn't painful. Cyst?

Found a small, hard, lump on the left side of my face. Feels as if it is attached to my jaw and doesn't move when touched. It isn't painful. Cyst?

It depends on size: If it is small (10mm, you should show it to your GP and get his opinion regarding biopsy or excision. If it appeared to be benign, then it can be watched for further growth or regression. Further growth means you need a biopsy done. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a cysts or lipoma? I have a marble sized lump under skin. Easily moves around with little pressure No pain.

How can you tell the difference between a cysts or lipoma? I have a marble sized lump under skin. Easily moves around with little pressure No pain.

Transillumination: One way to determine if a subcutaneous mass is fluid filled (cyst) or more solid (lipoma) is to use a small penlight or similar. While in a darkened room you place the light source as close as possible to the cyst from one side or the other to see whether the light transilluminates the mass. If little light is visible across the mass, it is likely more solid. Positive light indicates fluidic cyst. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear, it soft and itchy is it a cyst?

I have a lump behind my ear, it soft and itchy is it a cyst?

A Cyst or Not A Cyst: The skin may respond in many ways. For example, in response to friction an acute response may be a blister, whereas a chronic response may be a callous. Depending on the insult, one layer may respond and not another. Even the glands may respond differently. A cyst can form from a blocked pore of foreign body. Without the benefit of an exam, it's impossible to differentiate what you've felt. ...Read more