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Sebaceous cyst of lip, what do I do?

Sebaceous cyst of lip, what do I do?

Get it removed: Most of the time these need to be completely removed, including the entire cyst wall...Or they will recur. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to discuss your options.
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I had sebaceous cyst on vaginal lip taking medicine now and was cut open to drain. Now getting boils all over, why?

I had sebaceous cyst on vaginal lip taking medicine now and was cut open to drain. Now getting boils all over, why?

Allergy?: Is that medicine an antibiotic? Could you possibly be allergic to it? Call the doctor who cut open your cyst now and inform them. ...Read more

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I think I have a sebaceous cyst on my outer vaginal lip. What to do?

I think I have a sebaceous cyst on my outer vaginal lip. What to do?

See gyne MD: The first thing is to establish a definitive diagnosis. It is more common to have a cyst along the inner lips near the vaginal entrance. It is less common to have one of the outer lips and so it would be best to see a doctor to make a diagnosis which may require aspiration, culture, and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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What makes a 10 year old sebaceous cyst form a head and pop and how long does it take to heal? How should I care for it during the healing process?

What makes a 10 year old sebaceous cyst form a head and pop and how long does it take to heal? How should I care for it during the healing process?

It will regrow: Seabum is constantly produced from glands at the hair follicle when the outlet is clogged the sebum builds. It may or may not rupture but when it does you should see a doctor. Till then warm soaks keep it clean put on a bandage. If it heals you can be sure it will grow again because the sac that surrounds it is still there as is the cause. Real treatment removes the cyst and the sac ...Read more

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What to do for pain after having a sebaceous cyst removed from back of head?

What to do for pain after having a sebaceous cyst removed from back of head?

Call the surgeon: There is always some pain/dicomfort after a sugical procedure and the doc who did your surgery should be best person to manage your pain--he/she knows what was done. It is expected that you will have some pain, but if it is excessive or worsening, consult doc for eval as there is chance of infection etc...Tylenol/motrin may help ease the discomfort untill seen by doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

Post op pain: Most likely a normal part of the healing process. If not improved with over the countret advilor aleve- call the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst in back and it is 1cm surrounding. Middle of the sebaceous cyst has a black head. Some days before it feels pain.

I have a sebaceous cyst in back and it is 1cm surrounding. Middle of the sebaceous cyst has a black head. Some days before it feels pain.

Epidermoid cyst: Sometimes they can get infected and cause pain. If you are seeking treatment then please see your physician. ...Read more

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My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone, at back of head. Dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone, at back of head. Dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

Correct advice: It is not an urgent matter, however, if the cyst is bothersome, the only reliable way to get rid of it is by surgical excision. It could be done under local anesthesia and it not a dangerous operation.
Wish you and your wife good health. ...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 do you need to do when a sebaceous cyst on your head opens up and oozes.

What do you need to do when a sebaceous cyst on your head opens up and oozes.

Nothing, really.: That's the best thing that can really happen to a sebaceous cyst, as it drains and then involutes. You may want to just apply some antibiotic ointment to it once nightly for a while just to prevent infection of the open skin. ...Read more

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Mom has painless lump on her head for long. Gp told her it tumor. Is tumor easily detectable without test. Can it be sebaceous cyst? She has dandruff.

Multiple causes: Lumps under the skin in the scalp can have multiple causes including pilar cysts, sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cysts, lipomas, lymph nodes or other growth. You often cannot be certain what it is without taking a sample. Have the area evaluated by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for removal and analysis by a dermatopathologist. ...Read more

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What causes recurring sebaceous cysts on my head?

What causes recurring sebaceous cysts on my head?

Sebaceous Cysts: Sebaceous cysts are collections of sebum that occur within a gland. They can be walled (completely within the gland) or ruptured (when the gland pops). Sometimes they will drain spontaneously, are lanced or are surgically removed. Surgical removal is the best way to prevent recurrence. Some people are prone to these and will form multiple sebaceous cysts. The scalp is a common area for this. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why I keep getting sebaceous cysts on my head?

Could use expert help with why I keep getting sebaceous cysts on my head?

Genetic: Pilar cysts or sebaceous cysts of the head are quite frequent and are caused by an abnormality (yet to be discovered) of the sebaceous/oil glands. Just think - could be worse! ...Read more

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I have three sebaceous cysts on my head. They are hereditary on my dad's side. One is about the size of a silver dollar. Should I be worry about size?

I have three sebaceous cysts on my head. They are hereditary on my dad's side. One is about the size of a silver dollar. Should I be worry about size?

Cyts: Sebaceous cysts are commonly found on the head. Usually, they are not bothersome to most unless they become inflamed and sometimes have to be drained with a minor surgical procedure. There is always the option for a surgeon or dermatologist to remove the cyst while it is not inflamed to get rid of the cyst permanently. ...Read more

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Painful intercourse, sharp pain inside of right hip, recurrent sebaceous cysts, and "traveling" yeast infections (head, belly button) what dr do I see?

Painful intercourse, sharp pain inside of right hip, recurrent sebaceous cysts, and "traveling" yeast infections (head, belly button) what dr do I see?

Painful intercourse: May be infection like yeast or I have seen issues with mycoplasma/ ureoplasma overgrowth. (they are normally in the bowel) or strep, BV I sometimes treat with triple treatment with flagyl, doxycyline - if not pregnant- and then clotirmazole/diflucan and see if helps. A May also be ovarian cysts, check sonogram, Would follow up with GYN ...Read more

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Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Generally yes: In most instances you should have these removed because removal after infection may be very difficult. However a few patients may have a large number of these which makes removal impractical. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sebaceous cyst?

Can you die from a sebaceous cyst?

Yes and no: A sebaceous cyst by itself is not going to kill you, but should it get infected very badly, it can lead to sepsis, which in turn can lead to death.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sebaceous cyst?

What are the symptoms of a sebaceous cyst?

Mobile mass attached: Sebaceous cysts originate within the skin and are therefore attached over the mass. There is a layer of fat underneath the cyst that makes them movable. If the cyst ruptures under the skin, scar tissue forms and can initiate an inflammatory response. This will reduce their mobility and make them more difficult to remove. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst just internally popped. Now what?

Sebaceous cyst just internally popped. Now what?

Drain contents: May need to drain the contents. Sometimes may also need to remove the protective membrane to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sebaceous cyst?

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

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

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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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

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