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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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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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How do they remove sebaceous cyst from head?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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Is it possible to die from a sebaceous cyst on your vagina?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely. Possibly if you let it become infected and do not treat and then the infection becomes systermic. ...Read more

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If you have a sebaceous cyst what would your doctor do for it?

Watch or excise: Depends on location, size and how troubling. ...Read more

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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.
Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sebaceous cyst on my scalp?

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

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How can I get rid of sebaceous cyst on inner thigh?

How can I get rid of sebaceous cyst on inner thigh?

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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Will epsom salt make vaginal sebaceous cyst go away?

Will epsom salt make vaginal sebaceous cyst go away?

No: The cyst will remain, but the effect of the bath may make you feel better and bring the inflammation down. ...Read more

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What kind of dr can remove sebaceous cyst from scrotum?

What kind of dr can remove sebaceous cyst from scrotum?

Urologist: Disorders of the genitalia are usually addressed by urologists. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sebaceous cyst at the back but not infected.

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

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When the doctor drains a sebaceous cyst does it always have to be removed later.

When the doctor drains a sebaceous cyst does it always have to be removed later.

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

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Should I have the sebaceous cyst removed from my one year old son's nose? Or wait?

Should I have the sebaceous cyst removed from my one year old son's nose? Or wait?

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

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I've a sebaceous cyst on my face the size of small marble. How can I get rid of it?

I've a sebaceous cyst on my face the size of small marble. How can I get rid of it?

Minor surgery: A cyst like this may discharge its contents and get smaller, but will recur. Surgery is quick and easy but may not be indicated. It would be reasonable to have someone - maybe a dermatologist - look at it and see what can be done. ...Read more

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Can a sebaceous cyst be removed above someones eyebrow without losing a lot of hair?

Can a sebaceous cyst be removed above someones eyebrow without losing a lot of hair?

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

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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