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I had a maxillary cyst removed on thursday under g/a how long will I be in pain for and when will the swelling go down?

I had a maxillary cyst removed on thursday under g/a how long will I be in pain for and when will the swelling go down?

Maxillary cyst: As a general rule, consider 17 days a benchmark. Use ice on the outside of the upper jaw and take medication prescribed by the dentist. Don't take nsaids or Aspirin unless the oral surgeon says it's ok. Remember, maxillofacial is a major, traumatic insult to the body and should be treated as such. If you start running a fever or the symptoms get worse, see the dentist. ...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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Son just had sebaceous cyst removed from forehead and now bleeding inside causing a lot of swelling. What should I do?

Son just had sebaceous cyst removed from forehead and now bleeding inside causing a lot of swelling. What should I do?

Pressure: Put pressure on the area and call your doctor. You may need to go back in and have the doctor look at him. ...Read more

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I had a ganglion cyst removed on thursday of this week, my hand is swollen, what can I do to treat the swelling.?

I had a ganglion cyst removed on thursday of this week, my hand is swollen, what can I do to treat the swelling.?

Elevation: Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Proper elevation typical consists of placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. Left chest) to allow gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc. ...Read more

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unicameral bone cysts removed 2wks ago. Since swelling redness antibiotics and now a hard form under one of the incisions getting larger an painful?

unicameral bone cysts removed 2wks ago. Since swelling redness antibiotics and now a hard form under one of the incisions getting larger an painful?

Many causes: Unicameral bone cyst is a benign condition, which primary occurs in children. Callous formation is a process of the bone healing based on Wolff's law, which states that bones grow according to apply demands. However, bone infection, or osteomyelitis is always a concern for any post operative complication. Consultation with your physician to differentiate healing versus infection. ...Read more

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Wrist swelling and pain. Feels like a cyst. What is it?

Wrist swelling and pain. Feels like a cyst. What is it?

Most likely ganglion: Cyst appear usually around the wrist area and the fingers, the most common soft tissue tumor around the area. ...Read more

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Is swelling common after removal of infected cyst?

Is swelling common after removal of infected cyst?

Yes: The mild trauma associated with surgical removal will often cause temporary swelling in the area. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sebacious cyst swelling to go down?

How long does it take for sebacious cyst swelling to go down?

It depends: Sometimes the swelling remains and the only way to resolve it is to have the cyst removed. ...Read more

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Can cyst cause pain and swelling of lymph node?

Can cyst cause pain and swelling of lymph node?

Unlikely: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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How to stop a bakers cyst from swelling during exercise?

How to stop a bakers cyst from swelling during exercise?

Any pain?: Take care of intraarticular problem to alleviate swelling. ...Read more

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Will they remove a sebaceous cyst even though the swelling went down?

Will they remove a sebaceous cyst even though the swelling went down?

Sebaceous cyst: The contents and the sac of the sebaceous cyst has to be completely removed surgically to prevent further infection and recurrence. ...Read more

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- how long does it the swelling at the ganglion cyst excision site to go down?

- how long does it the swelling at the ganglion cyst excision site to go down?

Good Luck.: There is really no way of knowing for sure. Factors influencing post-operative swelling include, age, location, size, activity level and tissue disruption from the surgery are just a few. Some never swell and some can swell for extended periods. Follow the post-operative instructions and avoid over use until the wound can get a good start at healing. ...Read more

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Had retention cyst surgery, accidentally bit same place while eating (only once). Swelling since last 3days, reduced a little. Shall I wait? Help!

Had retention cyst surgery, accidentally bit same place while eating (only once). Swelling since last 3days, reduced a little. Shall I wait? Help!

Discuss at postop: It's difficult to assess your wound from your description alone and it may be best to discuss with your surgeon at the time of your postop examination which I assume should be soon. Other signs to call him/her earlier would be infection or bleeding or drainage. ...Read more

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I popped a cyst on my face and it popped inward swelling my whole cheek. It is now down to about a quarter size. Should I be get it checked? Pop it?

I popped a cyst on my face and it popped inward swelling my whole cheek. It is now down to about a quarter size. Should I be get it checked? Pop it?

NO: There is an area on the face called the "danger area" because infections such as this can more easily spread centrally to your brain. Try hot compresses and let it drain naturally. You may also need it "surgically" drained or require antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was just wondering about cyst, I have them on my ovaries & was wondering if they could be the cause of swelling on the inside of my vagina? Thanks

I was just wondering about cyst, I have them on my ovaries & was wondering if they could be the cause of swelling on the inside of my vagina? Thanks

No: Cysts on your ovaries would not be associated with swelling inside vagina. Have you seen GYN doctor (assume so if you have diagnosis of cysts on ovaries that can only be seen with imaging) and have you discussed your concerns with your GYN doctor? Cysts on ovaries can be normal issue. Large or many cysts not normal. Causes of vaginal swelling many. Please discuss with your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling in the back of the knee, hurts a bit. It that a cyst?

Swelling in the back of the knee, hurts a bit. It that a cyst?

Probably: Swelling and pain behind the knee is most likley a baker's cyst. This is a fluid filled herniation off the back of the knee joint, usually associated with a torn meniscus (torn cartilage). It is usually worse with activity and relieved with rest. Treatment is usually nonoperative. If it bothers you an orthopedic surgeon can aspirate and inject it for temmporary relief. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more