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Not really but..: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At your age: A simple fluid filled cyst in the ovary is almost always benign. Followup ultrasound is generally not done unless the cyst is over 5cm in size or it has features that are suspicious for something other than a simple cyst. ...Read more
Information: Sebaceous cysts occur relative to sebaceous glands which exist more in some areas than others such as the face, scalp, groin, and armpits. Removal of one cyst does not preclude getting another. Some people have many of them close together. ...Read more
Pain : Pain is typically related to the size and location of the cyst. ...Read more
May be ...: Parapelvic cyst is referred to a cyst at /in the renal sinus of a kidneys, where the kidney collecting tubing system, kidney arteries & veins, and lymphatics system converge to kidney mass. Yes, it may become bigger, but with a widely variable pace and very rarely cause a clinical difficulty. So, don't worry because the odd to cause problem is so rare and the situation is in your favor. Best wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under the skin: Due some epidermal skin cells trapped under the skin. Cells multiply and can not escape resulting in cyst formation. Common on the penis or in the female vulva after an episiotomy or birthing tear. Can also occur anywhere in the body of epidermal cells are implanted under the skin, i'e after a skin puncture injury. ...Read more
No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more
Cells go deep: The familiar "sebaceous cyst" is usually caused by cells from the epidemis, the surface layer of the skin, becoming embedded (perhaps from a bug bite) in the deep dermis. They circle up and grow, with their products (keratin and sebum) within the center, gradually increasing in size. They are easily excised; best results happen if the cyst is not punctured. ...Read more
Before gets infected: Removing the cyst before it gets infected , infected large cysts more often drained and removed after infection subsides. ...Read more
Does sabaceous cysts go on its own ? It it does how long it takes or what medication shud I take ? Its behind my earlobe and its soft and hurts.
No: They may help after it is excised. ...Read more
No: It's a best guess until he / she touches you. ...Read more
I have sabaceous cyst on my chest it's 1.5 inches above both breasts I'm a female 36 yrs what should I do ?
No: You need to remove the cyst wall through an excision. ...Read more
I've a pea size sabaceous cyst on the edge of my penis, dr. Have suggested me excision, is there any risk in it? Can it cause any problem in future?
Near zero risk: If done correctly there is virtually no risk. It could be done under local anesthesia. For 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. ...Read more
I just squeezed a black muddy liquid out of my sabaceous cyst which is locatesd on my neck now that it is smaller I feel it leaking in my skin?
I removed a sabaceous cyst on penis by compressing a warm towl on it, and its left a purple scar? any home remedies for it and is it dangerous?
Not to worry: This is normal as compressing the syst may have led to a little bleeding under the skin. if it is not gone in 10 days consult your Dr. Do not panic, please ...Read more
Does amoxicillin with clavulanic acid cure sabaceous cyst behind ear ? Iv been prescribed by my doc . Clavam 625 twice a day for 3 days.
Why have I been prescribed erythromycin tablets and fucidin cream, if it will not cure a sabaceous cyst?
Doctor's decisions: Sometimes a doctor may feel that they can 'get away' with one path of treatment rather than another, perhaps more invasive pathway. For ex., to cut out this cyst might be the most direct thing to do, yet it involves preparing for a small surgery, having you sign a consent form, getting the anesthetic ready etc.-Whereas just prescribing some meds would be an easier route, and 'might' work/might not ...Read more
Surgical excision..: Sebaceous cysts are generally not problematic until it is infected. Many people have them and as long as they are not bothering you, you actually don't have to do anything. If they get recurrent infection or if the large size/location is bothering you, surgical excision is you only real option to get rid of it. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Cysts: Sebaceous cyst will generally not heal naturally. They tend to go through cycles of inflammation and infection that may settle down by themselves or require drainage by a physician. I have seen some grow over time to size of golf balls. Best to have them removed by a reputable surgeon. ...Read more