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Doctor insights on: Removing Sebaceous Cysts

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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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I have a cyst in my head and its starting to become really painful, is this normal?

I have a cyst in my head and its starting to become really painful, is this normal?

Get it checked out: Is more than likely a benign cysts but you need to see your physician to clarify for sure what it is. ...Read more

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Large cyst on head, had it checked out a few years ago, but it's grown since then....should I get it removed?

Large cyst on head, had it checked out a few years ago, but it's grown since then....should I get it removed?

Worth checking again: If it is enlarging, and bothering you, it may be worth having it rechecked by a dermatologist or surgeon for possible removal. ...Read more

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I have a cyst at the side of my head that was never a problem but recently started getting painful. what do i do?

I have a cyst at the side of my head that was never a problem but recently started getting painful. what do i do?

Infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You need to be seen to get this evaluated. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage. ...Read more

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I have four cysts on my head that sometimes hurt and they wont go away . got one removed and anotherone grew in the same place?

I have four cysts on my head that sometimes hurt and  they wont go away . got one removed and anotherone grew in the same place?

Cysts on head: short hair?? - sounds like ingrowing hairs causing local inflammatory cysts. You might want to try different shampoos and have your hair stylist check the areas but ultimately local treatment - OTC medication used for acne might help or surgical drainage may be necessary. Good Luck ...Read more

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Had a cyst removed from head today an couple of stiches and dr did not tell me what to take for pain and now head is hurting, what's best for pain?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: If you only had couple of superficial stitches, the pain can not be too bad.Most of patients do not require anything for pain. But if it is hurting you may take over the counter pain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen as long as you are not allergic to these and there is no other contraindications . If still hurts see you doctors as it may be related to head injury rather than stitches. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on the back top of my head, ivr had it for 7 uears, it hasn't grown, there is no pain, should i be concerned, or not let it worry me?

Not to worry: I think it's nothing to worry about but please keep an eye on it. If it grows, becomes painful or itchy, or hardens etc. you may also want to see a surgeon if it bothers you cosmetically. ...Read more

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What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

Epidermoid cysts: The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds. Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper. ...Read more

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What causes cysts beneath the skin on the lower back?

What causes cysts beneath the skin on the lower back?

Blocked pore: Epidermoid cysts are started with a blocked pore that can't exude skin cells normally onto the skin. Factors that encourage blocked pores which might lead to forming a cyst are tight clothing, waistbands, & straps which is why cysts are often found on the back. They are not usually problematic unless they rupture and become inflamed. ...Read more

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Is it going to be painful havingmy cyst drained on my head and how is it done. Thankyou?

Is it going to be painful havingmy cyst drained on my head and how is it done.  Thankyou?

Cyst to be excised: Assuming it will be removed under local anesthesia, you will have only the pain with the injection of the local anesthetic. After that you will feel nothing. ...Read more

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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

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What are the differences between a pimple and a cyst in your skin?

What are the differences between a pimple and a cyst in your skin?

Depth: A pimple is typically on the surface with a white head . A cyst is typically beneath the surface in the fatty tissue and usually larger. They are treated differently. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ganglion cysts on head?

Im guessing you : Mean sebaceous cysts in the scalp, hair area . See a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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