Doctor insights on:
Sebaceous Cyst On Butt Cheek
I had this sebaceous cyst on my right cheek (face) for 3 yrs. Had steroid injected 2 times. It got smaller but will the cyst sac still be there?
Yes unless removed: The cyst lining or wallis permanent unless removed. ...Read more
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
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
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
10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?
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
My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone, at back of head. Dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?
I have a circular lump (1.5-2cm diameter) in my buttock for around 6 months. It is under the skin. It is hard but I can push it. It is painless. It doesn't pain even if I push it. Skin colour. It got slightly bigger. Can it be sebaceous cyst.
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
Doctor said I have a sebaceous cyst on the top right of my head. But I'm having headaches in my right temple and my right eye feels sore at times.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Very unlikely: Very unlikely. Possibly if you let it become infected and do not treat and then the infection becomes systermic. ...Read more
No: No it's not normal. Have it examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Watch or excise: Depends on location, size and how troubling. ...Read more
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.
Good luck! ...Read more
Cut it out!: Sebaceous cysts are surgically removed. This allows for removal of the mass and the lining of the cyst to prevent recurrence. Infected cysts are lanced to drain the contents, but will often recur. If the lining is not removed after the infection has cleared, the lining cells often survive the infection and will form another cyst. ...Read more
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
Urologist: Disorders of the genitalia are usually addressed by urologists. ...Read more
Multiple Options: You can go to a doctor and see the multiple options that are available. You can have it injected, an excision and drainage may also be available, a total excision, minimal excision, or laser. If it is bothering you, please go see a doctor and they can offer you some of these choices and see what works best for you :]. ...Read more
Probably better: Your cyst was simply drained this time because it became infected and probably abscessed. This leaves a good portion of the capsule behind and the cyst will reform. It may become infected again so usually better to have removed completely once this infection resolves. ...Read more
Cyst: It is important to see the lesion to provide appropriate recommendation. It could be cyst or even a dermoid. Please provide more information. Cysts that are not infected may resolve without treatment although they may re-occur. ...Read more
Sure.: This is a kind of cyst involving a sebacrous gland and has a lot of dead skin cells or keratinocytes in it. This is why it gets bigger and needs to be removed, along with the possibility of complications. But it should not involve many hair follicles, as a lot of its growth is below the surface and does not extend past its capsule. ...Read more