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Hip MRI shows "chondrolabral separation" what does that mean? One hip has a paralabral cyst also but says soft tissues are in tact

Hip MRI shows "chondrolabral separation" what does that mean?  One hip has a paralabral cyst also but says soft tissues are in tact

Dettachment: It means that the labrum(structure located around the rim of the socked)has separated from itparalabral cyst are usually very common and indicates early degenerative changes of the labrum. ...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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Is a cyst soft or hard?, and is a tumor soft or hard?

Is a cyst soft or hard?, and is a tumor soft or hard?

Either can occur: A cyst is a thin walled closed space filled with fluid. If the amt. of fluid is large the cyst can be tense and feel very firm. A tumor is a overgrowth of cells either benign or malignant For the latter a scan tissue tumor, benign or malignant is very firm while a fatty tumor even if malignant can feel very soft. Scans and bx or aspiration will define cyst from tumor. ...Read more

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Hard knot on joint of thumb, cyst soft or hard hurt when i push on it. What does this mean?

Hard knot on joint of thumb, cyst soft or hard hurt when i push on it. What does this mean?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst  hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

It varies: Testicular or scrotal lumps, whether they are benign like cysts, or cancer, can be hard or soft. If you feel something, it is important that you go to your doctor and get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

Not: Very risky but as with any surgery could get infection, scar tissue. Since its small i imagine a few sutures bandage and surgical shoe for approx 2 weeks but without seeing it this is a guess. ...Read more

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What if a sebaceous cyst ruptures inside the body? The cyst is soft but very painful- is it dangerous? Dr. put me on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 5 days ago. still painful

What if a sebaceous cyst ruptures inside the body? The cyst is soft but very painful- is it dangerous? Dr. put me on Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 5 days ago. still painful

Sebaceous cyst: A sebaceous cyst is contained in the skin. If it ruptures and is infected it may get worse The only way to completely get rid of it it needs to be completely excised. As a rule they are painful and a nuisance but not dangerous ...Read more

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What is a cyst?

What is a cyst?

A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more