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Thyroid Sebaceous Cyst
I have a sebaceous cyst on my neck. It was operated in 2012 and a white substance was taken out but it has come back and is green now. What next?
Procedure not right: When they excised your cyst in 2012 they failed to remove the capsule and now it reformed again only it seems to be infected. Antibiotics and warm soaks until formal excision can be doneSee 3 more doctor answers
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 had a sebaceous cyst removed from my neck 2 weeks ago. Underneath the incision it feels a little lumpy. Is it sutures? How long til it's flattens?
If a sebaceous cyst on my neck got smaller does that mean it's going away? Is a good idea to get it surgically removed, I'm having surgery next week.
U may: Wait if it is shrinking. You may not notice it after a while. U may do surgery anytime.
I've had a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck for a few years. Recently it changed from circular/hard to elongated/soft. Should I be concerned?
Keep an eye on it: Probably no cause for concern but if it becomes red, sore or starts draining it could be infected. You could see your FP to get it removed before infection occurs.
My boyfriend has a sebaceous cyst on the back of his neck and its starting to hurt. He doesn't have insurance. How much do you think it will cost to get it removed?
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.
My son is 30 with no insurance. He has large sebaceous cyst right side of neck. I'm paying 148/150 cash for the removal. Need ballpark idea of cost p?
Large neck cyst: If you are just simply wanting it incised and drained (with the risk for recurrence), you can call doctors in your area and inform them of your budget and see if any will be able to accommodate you. If you want it removed, the fees are much higher as the procedure takes more time and precision and involves more risk. With obamacare, your son should be able to obtain insurance for this.
Had sebaceous cyst removed from my neck a week ago by doctor, now have a lump there twice the size of the original cyst, how is this possible?
Hematoma? Fluid?: The space that used to hold the cyst probably filled with fluid or blood. Should go down with time. If not, see your surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
Do I need to go to the doctor to drain an unsightly, painful sebaceous cyst on my neck? It won't pop and I see white pus inside.
Cyst: Always a good plan to seek medical evaluation and possible I&D of infected cyst of neck. Also PO antibiotics are a must. If truly infected than only drainage is possible. Than after healing re excision of the scar and lining of the cyst is needed to prevent recurrence...
My gp prescribed me antibios for abscess/sebaceous cyst behind ear now I have a large boil like lump on neck. What does this mean?
What can I do to relieve and/ or lessen the redness of my sebaceous cysts on my face and neck while I await my appointment with my dermatologist next week?
Don't touch: First, just like your mom said, "don't touch that." she was right about this one. Things that can decrease inflammation include elevation, (sleeping with head up), anti-inflammatory creams, etc;. Before you do anything, check with your doctor. For example, he/she may want you off of any Aspirin or ibufrofen products if they are going to take it out.See 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 sebaceous cysts on my neck they come and go, Dr said it's not a problem a third one just popped on my ear lobe. Is it my immunity or genes?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Mobile mass attached: Sebaceous cysts originate within the skin and are therefore attached over the mass. There is a layer of fat underneath the cyst that makes them movable. If the cyst ruptures under the skin, scar tissue forms and can initiate an inflammatory response. This will reduce their mobility and make them more difficult to remove.See 1 more doctor answer