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Had a Sebaceous cyst removed from my groin today. The wound is left open with bandage. How is the aftercare procedures?

Had a Sebaceous cyst removed from my groin today. The wound is left open with bandage. How is the aftercare procedures?

The wound: Is left open if drainage is expected! This may be a TWO stage removal...drainage followed by excesion...You should have a better idea of the psot operative treatment plan. CONTACT the surgeon and get advice!
Hope this helps!

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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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I have around 5 sebaceous cysts in the groin area. I have had them for around 12 years and they are very painful when inflamed. Should I see a dermatologist or gynaecologist? I am very embarrassed either way.

I have around 5 sebaceous cysts in the groin area. I have had them for around 12 years and they are very painful when inflamed. Should I see a dermatologist or gynaecologist? I am very embarrassed either way.

Sebaceous cysts are: Unpleasant. Please start w/your family doc. He/she will refer you to the proper doctor. When the cysts and their sacks are removed you will feel better. These are fairly common so please try to get beyond understandable but not helpful embarrassment. Peace and good health. ...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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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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Should you get a sebaceous cyst rupture on its own?

Should you get a sebaceous cyst rupture on its own?

Have it excised: If truly a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Any ideas why is it that I have a sebaceous cyst on my part?

Many places.: Sebaceous cysts can form anyplace there are sebaceous glands - i.e. The skin. They can form deep to the skin after an injury, especially crush injuries. ...Read more

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What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

Surgery: A sebaceous cyst will generally enlarge over time and may become infected which usually prompts emergency treatment. It is better to see a surgeon before it grows very large and have it removed. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor?

Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor?

Why do you ask?: Cancer very rarely arises in these. If you have one that you would like removed, go ahead and it won't be a source of further worry. ...Read more

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How long for infected sebaceous cyst to go away?

How long for infected sebaceous cyst to go away?

Not too long...: If infected, it should be treated with incision to drain and oral antibiotics. Sometimes infection in a cyst will kill the cells in the cyst wall and it will not recur.
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Where can I get a sebaceous cyst removed? The er?

Where can I get a sebaceous cyst removed? The er?

Surgeon: Best to see a plastic surgeon, general surgeon or dermatologist. Er is for emergencies only! ...Read more

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What happens if I leave a sebaceous cyst in my earlobe?

Infection: It can get bigger and become painful. There is also a chance that a cyst could get infected and the removing it can become a bigger problem. ...Read more

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Will a big, infected sebaceous cyst go away on its own?

No: It will eventually be a nasty mess of scar and perhaps chronic infection. Think about having surgery after it settles down. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pimple and a sebaceous cyst?

What is the difference between a pimple and a sebaceous cyst?

Pimple and sebaceous: A pimple is an infected oil gland in the shin. A sebaceous cyst is an accumulation of oil gland material in a membrane that forms the cyst. It usually contains a cheesy material. A sebaceous cyst can get infected in which case it behaves like a giant pimple. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia go away on its own on the face?

Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia go away on its own on the face?

No: So a sebaceous cyst can shrink or get infected and grow - but it is never really completely gone unless it is resected (removed) surgically. This is because the entire cyst shell and wall must be removed. The best person to do this is a surgeon or someone with lots of experience. See your local doctor or general or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

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

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What is getting a vasectomy or removal of a sebaceous cyst like?

What is getting a vasectomy or removal of a sebaceous cyst like?

Information: Removing sebaceous is fairly smple procedure. The entire sac must be removed in order to prevent recurrence. Vasectomy is also fairly straight foreward and can be done under local anesthesia, often as an office procedure. A segment of the vas deferens should be removed in order to prevent spontaneous recurrence. There can be signifcant testicular swelling after the procedure for several days. ...Read more

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Should we do an ultrasound on a sebaceous cyst before removing it?

Usually not needed: A sebaceous cyst arrises from a blocked oil gland in the skin. These are usually very superficial and can become quite large. The only time an ultrasound or other imaging (eg c/t scan) would be needed is if there is concern that it is some other type of deeper cyst. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia by caused by not keeping the skin clean?

Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia by caused by not keeping the skin clean?

Infection: Infection results from not keeping the skin clean and can lead to problems with sebaceous cyst requiring surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sebaceous cyst and an epidermoid cyst?

None: These are essentially synonyms.
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I was wondering what can be done for a complex sebaceous cyst in my underarm.

I was wondering what can be done for a complex sebaceous cyst in my underarm.

Sebaceous Cyst: For a large or inflamed cyst, recommend draining the cyst. When the cyst becomes inflamed and infected like a “boil”, a more complex procedure and prolonged recovery would be required. Also, to avoid it getting infected, removal (excision) of sebaceous cyst wall and the cyst content is the definitive treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if this is a sebaceous cyst, infected pore, or something more serious?

How to tell if this is a sebaceous cyst, infected pore, or something more serious?

Cyst: Sebaceous cyst has grayish white paste like material when opened. Usually the covering membrane may need to be completely removed to avoid recurrence. Infected pore can present as a mini boil. This may require topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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