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Smelly Clear Fluid Sebaceous Cyst
I have a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck that is leaking a clear fluid that has a nasty smell. Is this normal?
Yes: When get infected will have pain also, get it removed or drained a simple office procedure. ...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
I have small bumps on my scrotum which are generally whitish in color. On rare ocassions they discharge white fluid. Suspect sebaceous cyst?
Sebaceous cysts: Yes. Of course. These can be treated by liquid nitrogen but also generally clear on their own. ...Read more
Hi I had a sebaceous cyst drained over two weeks ago, it is still leaking fluid and has started to smell really bad. How do I get rid of the smell?
Depends: If the wound is open, keep it clean with soap and water, and pack the wound with moist gauze at least 2x/day. If the wound is not open, it needs to be opened. In either case, see the doctor that drained it, or a general surgeon. If the skin is red, see someone today, even of it means going to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a (what I think is)sebaceous cyst pop under my skin on my forehead. The fluid is still moving down my forehead under the skin.?
Wens: When sebaceous cysts drain, they drain externally and extrude a cheesy material. I feel that you should have your physician examine this lesion for both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I had a sebaceous cyst on my scrotum, it popped, white fluid came out now there's a small red bump. Any idea of what it is? Can I use a&d ointment.
Breast leaking clear/milk color liquid, tubal ligatjon done 11 years ago... history of sebaceous cyst... some discomfort, started today?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
You may visit this site for info on this topic:
https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/symptoms-causes/syc-20350431
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Remove or nothing: If it is small and not bothering you, leave it alone. These tend to enlarge because they are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read more
Usually painless...: ...Unless getting infected which happens and should be operated on if no response to antibiotics or if antibiotics help, should be excised later. ...Read more
No. Could get infect: Despite popular videos on the youtube, I would advise that you don't do this because you could get it infected, causing a bigger problem and scar. Seek treatment by a physician. ...Read more
I have no med ins. What is the best route for me to pursue to have a scalpal sebaceous cyst removed?
University hospital: Most residency programs have free or reduced rate clinics. ...Read more
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
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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Minor Surgery: A non-infected sebaceous cyst is removed under local anesthesia through a small incision placed over the cyst. The cyst needs to be removed whole to prevent recurrence, so the incision is about the length of the cyst. The sooner it is removed, the smaller the incision. Infected cysts are lanced and can be excised after the infection has healed. ...Read more
Is it infected?: Sebacious cysts unless infected, are not treated with antibiotics. If not infected trt. Is excision of the cyst. If infected we treat with antibiotics and when the infection is controlled well, the cyst wall can be separated from the overlying skin surg. Is ok. Antibiotic choice is based on allergies. Penicillin gp, is good. Others like clindamycin, doxy are okay, but they needto be given by ur dr. ...Read more
Some: Some of them should if their presence increases the chances of infection, ability to ambulate and other reasons. It should be examined by a physician in order to make the best determination. ...Read more