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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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How to take care of the wound after a sebaceous cyst surgery?

How to take care of the wound after a sebaceous cyst surgery?

Surgical wound: Your surgeon should be giving you very clear instructions on the care of this wound. ...Read more

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Should I get a second surgery for a sebaceous cyst inner thigh?

Should I get a second surgery for a sebaceous cyst inner thigh?

Yes: If it bothers you then have it excised. Recurrence happens, but is unusual if the entire cyst is removed. ...Read more

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What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Should be routine: Thanks for your question. If the cyst is a less than an inch wide, you are in good health, and you are with a good doctor--it should be routine surgery with minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. Problems can occur more frequently with general but these are rare as well. Have your cyst out and relax. ...Read more

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Recurring sebaceous cyst in earlobe. Why is my brother's doctor saying surgery to remove earlobe and not just the cyst and the sac of the cyst?

Recurring sebaceous cyst in earlobe. Why is my brother's doctor saying surgery to remove earlobe and not just the cyst and the sac of the cyst?

Ear Lobe Cyst: I don't know the specifics of this problem, the size of the cyst, nor what the ear lobe looks like. But if the size and shape of the ear lobe appears relatively normal, then it would seem appropriate to remove the cyst with preservation of as much of the ear lobe as possible. ...Read more

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Leaking sebaceous cyst for 4 months. Pain is increasing after clyndamacin along w/ sharp pains near site. Surgery not for another month. What do I do?

Leaking sebaceous cyst for 4 months. Pain is increasing after clyndamacin along w/ sharp pains near site. Surgery not for another month. What do I do?

Have cyst checked: These cysts are often painless but if you are having tenderness this may be infected. I would suggest applying warm compresses to the site of the cyst and get evaluated by the surgeon or your primary doctor if there is no improvement over next day. ...Read more

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My husband is a diabetic and he has a huge sebaceous cyst at the back of his head. Does he need surgery or can it be done at a doctors room?

My husband is a diabetic and he has a huge sebaceous cyst at the back of his head. Does he need surgery or can it be done at a doctors room?

Sebaceous cyst: Most sebaceous cysts can be removed in the rooms. Huge cysts would be done under anaesthetics. If it is infected, it will need to drained (lanced) first and later cut out. ...Read more

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Mom got a ruptured sebaceous cyst surgery. 7 days after her surgeon to stich it again, Is this ok?

Mom got a ruptured sebaceous cyst surgery. 7 days after her surgeon to stich it again, Is this ok?

Depends: Well, if it was infected, I would have let heal by secondary intention or not stitch in other words. I also would like to remove the cyst and not leave it behind since this will recur. Hard to tell without seeing it. Www. Drlugo. Com
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I have a sebaceous cyst on neck. Was given cephalexin at ER because it caused a skin abscess (?).Will this get rid of it, or will I still need surgery?

I have a sebaceous cyst on neck. Was given cephalexin at ER because it caused a skin abscess (?).Will this get rid of it, or will I still need surgery?

Sebaceous cyst: The cephalexin was prescribed to treat the infection. This will likely improve the swelling/size of the cyst, but will not get rid of it. The only way to get rid of it is through complete excision, which can often be performed in the office setting under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

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 more

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What can I do for a sebaceous cyst?

What can I do for a sebaceous cyst?

See your doctor: It should be opened and drained, especially if it shows any signs of infection (tenderness, draining, heat). If it's not draining or painful and you don't mind the look of it it can be watched (if indeed this is a correct diagnosis). ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

Depends: 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 more

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What is the best way to stop a sebaceous cyst?

Stop?: I'm not sure what you mean by stop. I know of no way to prevent these and once you have one they do not go away on their own. The only way to get rid of a sebaceous cyst is to have it removed. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to care for a sebaceous cyst?

What's the best way for me to care for a sebaceous cyst?

Surgery: A complete surgical excision is the only way to eradicate this cyst. Do not lance it or inject it with steroids. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sebaceous cyst?

What is the definition or description of: sebaceous cyst?

Cyst: Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may need to remove surgically. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sebaceous cyst?

Excision: Sebaceous cysts can be easily removed with a minor surgical excision. ...Read more

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Does a sebaceous cyst drain itself?

Does a sebaceous cyst drain itself?

It can: If a sebaceous cyst, also known as an epidermal inclusion cyst, becomes inflamed enough it will drain on its own. They can be painful if inflamed. Do not try to squeeze it. If you want it removed, see your dermatologist as it is a routine surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What causes rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Sebaceous Cyst: Sebaceous cysts almost always require surgical excision to cure them. Many form and do not cause problems and therefore require no treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to burst a sebaceous cyst?

Not advised: This is generally recommended because it could lead to infection or make surgical removal more difficult. ...Read more

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How can doctors remove a sebaceous cyst?

Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cyst will return ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst that is bleeding.?

I have a sebaceous cyst that is bleeding.?

Cyst: Sebacious cysts usually don't bleed. They are filled with cheese like material that occasionally can get infected and turns into pus. If it is bleeding, it needs to be examined as there may be something else going on. Pressure to the cyst for the time being may help stop it, but seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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What happens when a sebaceous cyst ruptures?

What happens when a sebaceous cyst ruptures?

It heals.: Contents spill out. Inflammation subsides. Cyst heals. Sometimes recurs. ...Read more

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How do they remove sebaceous cyst from head?

Surgical excision: Sebaceous cysts have to be completely removed so they don't come back. ...Read more

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What happens when a sebaceous cyst ruptures??

What happens when a sebaceous cyst ruptures??

Depends: If it ruptures internally, it causes an inflammatory reaction. If it ruptures to the outside through a small opening the contents may dry up and grow like a horn, albeit very slowly, The rupture may allow the lesion to heal also.
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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more