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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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Breast leaking clear/milk color liquid, tubal ligatjon done 11 years ago... history of sebaceous cyst... some discomfort, started today?

Breast leaking clear/milk color liquid, tubal ligatjon done 11 years ago... history of sebaceous cyst... some discomfort, started today?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
You may visit this site for info on this topic:
https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/symptoms-causes/syc-20350431
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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?

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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Hi I had a sebaceous cyst drained over two weeks ago, it is still leaking fluid and has started to smell really bad. How do I get rid of the smell?

Hi I had a sebaceous cyst drained over two weeks ago, it is still leaking fluid and has started to smell really bad. How do I get rid of the smell?

Depends: If the wound is open, keep it clean with soap and water, and pack the wound with moist gauze at least 2x/day. If the wound is not open, it needs to be opened. In either case, see the doctor that drained it, or a general surgeon. If the skin is red, see someone today, even of it means going to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

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 more

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How can I deal with sebaceous cyst?

How can I deal with sebaceous cyst?

Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cyst will return ...Read more

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What does a sebaceous cyst look like?

What does a sebaceous cyst look like?

Outgrowths: They appear as growths from the skin surface and may feel soft or hard. Sometimes they may already be draining whitish material which is tooth paste consistency and may have an odor. ...Read more

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How can I test sebaceous cyst at home?

How can I test sebaceous cyst at home?

Well...: Not sure of your question but your doctor will be able to tell you if it's a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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How can I treat sebaceous cyst at home?

How can I treat sebaceous cyst at home?

Cant: To simply open and drain it is not adequate it will grow back It must be excised and the sac its in removed as well ...Read more

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Is ok to swim in pool with sebaceous cyst?

Is ok to swim in pool with sebaceous cyst?

Yes if not infected: The majority of sebaceous cysts are not infected and are stable lumps under the skin. If your cyst is acutely infected and draining, I would not advise swimming in a public pool. ...Read more

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What's the best way take care of a sebaceous cyst?

What's the best way take care of a sebaceous cyst?

Remove entire cyst: The only definitive method is to remove the cyst. Cells continually shed from the inside of the cyst wall to fill the cyst. If the entire cyst (including the wall) is not removed, it will continue to re-form. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to remove a sebaceous cyst?

Need advice on what is the the best way to remove a sebaceous cyst?

Surgery: 1. Numb the skin
2. Make a small incision over the cyst.
3. Remove the cyst entirely, including the cyst wall.
4. Sew it up neatly. ...Read more

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How can doctors remove a sebaceous cyst?

How can doctors remove a sebaceous cyst?

Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cyst will return ...Read more

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What do doctors do to remove a sebaceous cyst?

What do doctors do to remove a sebaceous cyst?

Minor Surgery: A non-infected sebaceous cyst is removed under local anesthesia through a small incision placed over the cyst. The cyst needs to be removed whole to prevent recurrence, so the incision is about the length of the cyst. The sooner it is removed, the smaller the incision. Infected cysts are lanced and can be excised after the infection has healed. ...Read more

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What is the best anti-biotic for sebaceous cyst?

What is the best anti-biotic for sebaceous cyst?

Is it infected?: Sebacious cysts unless infected, are not treated with antibiotics. If not infected trt. Is excision of the cyst. If infected we treat with antibiotics and when the infection is controlled well, the cyst wall can be separated from the overlying skin surg. Is ok. Antibiotic choice is based on allergies. Penicillin gp, is good. Others like clindamycin, doxy are okay, but they needto be given by ur dr. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of removing a sebaceous cyst?

Pain, scar, swelling: Usually few side effects. No different than any other surgery with possible discomfort, swelling, a scar, bleeding, infection.
It could return if there is epidermal fragments left behind. ...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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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more