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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 lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

I have a lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

See a doctor: You need to get this checked out. I would suggest you start with your primary care provider this week. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have several non-painful 'cysts' on my lower back, ribs, stomach, arm and legs. What causes this?

I have several non-painful 'cysts' on my lower back, ribs, stomach, arm and legs. What causes this?

Sounds like : Epidermoid inclusion cysts. Direct cause is plugged hair follicle. You might have oily skin as underlying cause. These will eventually get infected, so you should have them removed. Consult dermatologist for oily skin. Or they could be something else, if you have so many of them. Show them to a doctor. ...Read more

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Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

Had  breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper down and will require a surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon to address. Many cysts in children are benign and if not causing a problem, it might not even need to be removed. Start off with a consult with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

How would you know if you have a cyst in arm?

Get evaluated: You can feel a subcutaneous nodule non adherents to the skin usually non tender.May be hard to differentiate from lipomas in inexperienced examiners. ...Read more

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I have under each arm pit a knot or some sort of cyst. I would like to know if this could be a result of doing a lot of exercise or what?

I have under each arm pit a knot or some sort of cyst. I would like to know if this could be a result of doing a lot of exercise or what?

Prob.not: Axillary lymph nodes are most common in the location you are describing and are not related to exercise .If they are painful, tender or enlarging see your pcp for evaluation ...Read more

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What is the reason for under arm cysts?

What is the reason for under arm cysts?

Dermatologist.: If recurrent it could be due to hidradenitis suppurativa which is a severe form of acne. Best to see your dermatologist for accurate assessment and treatment. ...Read more