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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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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate.

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I had a 1.3cm pineal cyst found in may. Lately had funny visual symptoms and head pressure. An opthamologist said the back of my eye looked normal. Does that rule out increased intracranial pressure?

I had a 1.3cm pineal cyst found in may. Lately had funny visual symptoms and head pressure. An opthamologist said the back of my eye looked normal. Does that rule out increased intracranial pressure?

Probably: However, if you continue to have headaches you should see the ophthalmologist again for a repeat exam and visual field testing. The only way to definitively rule out increased intracranial pressur is a lumbar puncture.

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Found a painful cyst just behind the back part of my jaw where it curves upward. Seems to have formed overnight, how should I treat?

Found a painful cyst just behind the back part of my jaw where it curves upward. Seems to have formed overnight, how should I treat?

Lymph node: Such a finding is not likely to be a cyst. It would almost certainly be a tonsillar lymph node. Enlargement usually indicates that the throat is fighting off infection. If there are no other symptoms then it generally can just be watched. If associated with persistent rapid growth, severe pain, high fever, or severe sore throat, then a medical exam is warranted.

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I have a cyst on jaw. It's painless. I want it drained. Will hurt, when it's drained?

I have a cyst on jaw. It's painless. I want it drained. Will hurt, when it's drained?

Cyst: Cysts that are not inflamed or infected will typically not hurt or cause pain when they are drained.

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Can cyst in jaw cause cancer?

Can cyst in jaw cause cancer?

Not usually: Not usually, but a swollen lymph node could be a sign of cancer. If it really is a simple cyst and was diagnosed by your doctor, it is not likely to be (or ever turn into) a cancer.

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My wife (31) has developed a cyst below her jaw / near neck. Nothing was diagnosed in FNAC. Drs are suggesting surgery. Is there any medication

My wife (31) has developed a cyst below her jaw / near neck. Nothing was diagnosed in FNAC. Drs are suggesting surgery. Is there any medication

IncystOnExplanation: Without a definite diagnosis it would be hard to pick a specific medication. I presume some kind of radiologic study was done? (CT, MRI?). If fine needle aspirates are inconclusive & there is concern over this "cyst, " then excision is a reasonable option. You could always decide to 'wait & see' what happens- but I'd suggest you discuss this in detail with your doctors. Any doubts? Think: 2nd opinion.

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Will I need facial reconstruction after my cyst is removed? Is facial reconstruction necessary for everyone who has a facial or oral disfigurement? I recently discovered I had a benign cyst during a routine physical. Due to the fact that it is in my jaw a

Will I need facial reconstruction after my cyst is removed? Is facial reconstruction necessary for everyone who has a facial or oral disfigurement? I recently discovered I had a benign cyst during a routine physical. Due to the fact that it is in my jaw a

Without: Without knowing the details of your mass, it's really hard to say whether or not you would need reconstruction after your cyst removal surgery. In many cases the reconstruction involves closing the tissue defect that results from removing the original mass. Whether or not the mass itself even needs to be removed depends on what it is. If you're not sure if you want it removed you could consider getting a second opinion from another surgeon.

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How to get rid of calcium cyst on jaw line?

How to get rid of calcium cyst on jaw line?

Calcium cyst?: I've never heard of a "calcium cyst" on/in a jaw. Whatever the jaw problem, see an oral surgeon for guidance.

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Simple cyst inside, near ear, above jaw. 6.4 mm hurts when pressed, how should it be treated? It has grown a little over the past months.

Simple cyst inside, near ear, above jaw. 6.4 mm hurts when pressed, how should it be treated? It has grown a little over the past months.

Hurts when pressed: Would imply you probably do not want to keep it. Cysts can be surgically removed by general or plastic surgeon. They need to be completely removed or they grow back. It is an office procedure with local anesthetic.

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Found a small, hard, lump on the left side of my face. Feels as if it is attached to my jaw and doesn't move when touched. It isn't painful. Cyst?

Found a small, hard, lump on the left side of my face. Feels as if it is attached to my jaw and doesn't move when touched. It isn't painful. Cyst?

It depends on size: If it is small (10mm, you should show it to your GP and get his opinion regarding biopsy or excision. If it appeared to be benign, then it can be watched for further growth or regression. Further growth means you need a biopsy done.

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Is it normal for neck pain after jaw cyst biopsy?

Is it normal for neck pain after jaw cyst biopsy?

Yes: Must be temporary swelling related. If does not get better could be infection. For the first some anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen should help. For infection you must see your doctor.

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Could a cyst appear where the jaw meets the ear, sort of like right under the earlobe. And what exactly is a cyst?

Could a cyst appear where the jaw meets the ear, sort of like right under the earlobe. And what exactly is a cyst?

Yes: Cyst is a fluid containing structure. Parotid gland can have cysts, but usually not mobile as you described in prior question. Skin cysts - sebaceous can occur anywhere on skin including ear and jaw area. Any trauma? Any punctures? Foreign body can cause granulomas lesions.

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My friend had removed cyst recently from front part of lower jaw the biopsy report indicates it as a keratocyst. Is that dangerous?

My friend had removed cyst recently from front part of lower jaw the biopsy report indicates it as a keratocyst. Is that dangerous?

Usually not.: Keratocysts are considered benign. Large keratocysts can however cause local bone and soft tissue damage. They also have a tendency to recur if not completely excised. Patients with nevoid basal cell carcinoma sydrome (Gorlin syndrome) may develop multiple keratocysts.

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I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line. I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line. I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

Pimples or cysts: This may be a recurrent acne issue or a viral phenomenon. You should see a dermatologist and they can sort this out for you. Good luck.

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What do you suggest if my friend had removed cyst recently from front part of lower jaw the biopsy report indicates it as a keratocyst are they dangerous please help?

What do you suggest if my friend had removed cyst recently from front part of lower jaw the biopsy report indicates it as a keratocyst are they dangerous please help?

Keratocyst: Odontogenic keratocysts do have a likelihood of recurring, and sometimes this is years afterward. It is pretty rare for these to develop cancer, but that has been reported in a very few cases. Even if it was completely removed, your friend should definitely have longterm continued follow up, to make sure it does not recur. She may want second opinion from a specialist.

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Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children?

Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children?

Bony cysts: Bony cysts in children can go away on their own. However, they should be monitored because the lower jaw may be weakened.