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Doctor insights on: Sebaceous Cyst Removal From Face

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Is surgery required to remove large sebacious cyst from buttock?

Is surgery required to remove large sebacious cyst from buttock?

Yes: So in general sebaceous cysts will not every completely go away unless they are removed. This requires a minor surgery. How minor depends on the size of the cyst. These can be often be done in the office under local anesthesia if done early when they are small, however, if large enough may require more than just local anesthesia. Best is to consult with a surgeon - general or plastic surgeon. ...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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Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

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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Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er or urgent care. ...Read more

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Can getting a sebaceous cyst removed hurt?

Can getting a sebaceous cyst removed hurt?

Minor procedure: Really, the only part that smarts a little is the injection of the Lidocaine to numb the area. Once that's done, the cyst can be removed painlessly. Recovery is not painful either. ...Read more

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Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

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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Is self removal of a sebaceous cyst on penis possible?

Is self removal of a sebaceous cyst on penis possible?

No: Just like any real surgery, you should see a professional to minimize complications. As the saying goes, "don't try this at home, folks!". ...Read more

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Can a sebaceous cyst be removed above somebody's eyebrow?

Can a sebaceous cyst be removed above somebody's eyebrow?

Yes: Lesions above the brow can be removed for diagnostic or cosmetic purposes. This is generally done by a plastic surgeon, or oculoplastic surgeon if one is available in your area. It would be outpatient surgery. Pathology results would likely be available within a week. ...Read more

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How can a doctor remove sebaceous cyst on scrotum?

How can  a doctor remove sebaceous cyst on scrotum?

Small incision: A sebaceous cyst has to be removed entirely. No matter where the cyst is located the entire cyst wall and contents needs to be removed. This is generally done with local anesthesia and a small incision. ...Read more

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Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Local Anesthesia: For patients undergoing sebeceous cyst removal we start with a local anesthetic cream, followed by a local anesthetic injection. This is very well tolerated. After surgery the majority of patients do not require any pain killers afterward, if they do tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient. ...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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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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Multiple sebacious cysts removal in scrotum. Is this a painful procedure?

No; under anesthesia: Maximal comfort if done under general anesthesia. Can be done under local anesthesia, if so, advise applying Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or lmx topical anesthetic cream 1/2 hour before procedure, in area where local anesthetic will be injected. Then some oral analgesics can be prescribed for post-operative pain. Ice pack to scrotum may help for 1st 24 hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Of course not: This stuff is promoted on websites targeting very gullible people. I trust you saw through it. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

Reduce scar: Very often when removing a ganglion the incision that is used to open the tendon sheath becomes scared. The best approach in early post op period is to use warm soaks after the sutures are out. If the scar persists then intr scar kenalog (triamcinolone) is used which is a form of steroid that is not quickl absorbed from the site of injection working better than cortisone. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Yes: But this will depend on the comfort level and experience of the dermatologist. A urologist may be a better choice. ...Read more

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Getting sebaceous cyst surgically removed. Will there be anesthesia?

Getting sebaceous cyst surgically removed. Will there be anesthesia?

Most likely local.: It depends on the size of the cyst. We have taken care of head and neck masses that were quite large and had to be taken out in the or. They turned out to be sebaceous cysts. Most often they are spall enough to be taken out after giving local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

Cyst and part hyoid: The sistrunk procedure to remove a thyroglossal duct cyst means an incision on the neck, remove the cyst and the tract leading from the cyst to the base of tongue where it started in the embryo. This operation always removes the central portion of the hyoid bone in order to get the entire tract. ...Read more

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Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Can lump from sweat gland or hair follicle be painless and infected?

Yes when small: The white-heads acne are typical examples of an infected sweat gland/hair follicle, which is often painless when tiny/small. When coalescedd involving few together or enlarged is called a furuncle(picture here), and even larger (two or more furuncles) is a carbuncle which are commonly known as boils which can be quite painful and needs treatment. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...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