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Can a mucous retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus cause headaches, double vision and selling around the eyes?

Can a mucous retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus cause headaches, double vision and selling around the eyes?

Most would not: A number of mucus retention cysts are often first diagnosed as asymptomatic findings on panoramic radiographs taken in a dental office. If a mucus retention cyst is large enough whereby it occupies enough volume in the maxillary sinus, it could potentially contribute to all of the symptoms you are inquiring about. Further evaluation of your symptoms would be recommended. ...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 does having a right maxillary retention cyst in the neck mean?

What does having a right maxillary retention cyst in the neck mean?

Cyst: Great question. Maxillary cysts are in the maxillary sinus which is a cavity below your eye and over your lip. A cyst is a benign ballon of mucous in that sinus. They are very common and usually are not treated. If the cyst uncommonly becomes very large they would require surgery. ( again very uncommon) ...Read more

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Follicular retention cyst, what does it mean?

Follicular retention cyst, what does it mean?

Retention cyst: It is a fluid filled sac within the ovary. It is one of the most common ovarian cysts. Your OB/GYN Doctor can discuss it with you as some may require to be monitored and some may require treatment, depending on their size. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cystic lesion, 4mm size, in anterior oropharyngeal walls, benign imaging characteristics, may be related to tiny retention cyst. My options to remove?

Cystic lesion, 4mm size, in anterior oropharyngeal walls, benign imaging characteristics, may be related to tiny retention cyst. My options to remove?

Your choice: At 4mm, this cyst is probably not causing any problems, and probably best to leave it alone. But if it is causing you snoring, or sleep apnea, or bad breath, or is just bothersome, see an ENT surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Can a sphenoid retention cyst kill you?

Can a sphenoid retention cyst kill you?

Nope.: It's just a snut bubble in a bony cavity (the sphenoid sinus). No way it will kill you. One way of getting this out of there is snorting saline. (put 1 teaspoon of table salt or dead sea salt in a glass of water, inhale one teaspoon of this concoction up each nostril each morning and evening for a week or two) will most likely fix this (old ayurveda trick). ...Read more

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How can they remove an eye cyst?

How can they remove an eye cyst?

See your eye doctor : You need to see your eye doctor, and have them evaluate the size, position, how long you've had it, and what type it is. They can discuss with you the best approach, and what's involved. Usually, it's an outpatient procedure, so you go home the same day. ...Read more

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Had retention cyst surgery, accidentally bit same place while eating (only once). Swelling since last 3days, reduced a little. Shall i wait? Help!

Discuss at postop: It's difficult to assess your wound from your description alone and it may be best to discuss with your surgeon at the time of your postop examination which i assume should be soon. Other signs to call him/her earlier would be infection or bleeding or drainage. ...Read more

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