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What is the surgical procedure for removing a sebaceous cyst and skin tag?

What is the surgical procedure for removing a sebaceous cyst and skin tag?

Incision/hypercation: Sebaceous cysts are nasty. They need to be cut out and the 'coating' around them needs to be carefully removed or it will return. Skin tags are easy. They can be scrapped off, cyrofreezed off with liquid nitrogen or burned off with an electrical current. ...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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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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Big cyst on top of head?

Big cyst on  top  of head?

See doctor: If it is painful or bothersome to you, then consider having it examined by your doctor. A dermatologist vs surgeon would be able to remove it, depending on the exact location. If you're not sure it's a cyst, an ultrasound will help with figuring it out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get cysts on your head?

Can you get cysts on your head?

Yes: They're quite common, and are usually tricholemmal cysts. They occur on the scalp, and are frequently multiple. They're not harmful, but can be annoying. They can usually be removed pretty easily in a doctor's office. ...Read more

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How do cysts get remvoed from top of head

How do cysts get remvoed from top of head

SURGERY WITH KNIFE: You inject a lacal anesthetic or give ga, depending on the size and site ou the cyst and make an incision in scalp after shaving and cleaning that area and dissecting and removing the cyst in one piece and then putting closing sutures. ...Read more

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What is this hard and painful cyst on my head?

What is this hard and painful cyst on my head?

Medical evaluation.: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to have cyst removed from skin?

Depend: Location and size often dictate the costs of skin cyst removal. It is usually not too expensive when easily accessed just under skin, would need to see the specific site and your doctor can provide an exact estimate of the costs. Insurance often covers these as abnormal lesions. ...Read more

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I have a cyst. Did I get it because i've been taking a bad care of my skin?

I have a cyst. Did I get it because i've been taking a bad care of my skin?

Not usually: A cyst can develop from a blocked pore or ingrown hair and represents a lesion often seen in acne. Cysts can often resolve spontaneously but in some cases can be treated by incision and drainage , surgical removal , steroid injections and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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