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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Urachal Cyst

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How common is it for a toddler to have both a urachal cyst & meckel's diverticulum?

How common is it for a toddler to have both a urachal cyst & meckel's diverticulum?

Not very common.: Urachal cysts are quite rare; meckel's diverticulum occurs in 0.2-4% (but only 5% of people with it have problems from it). So to have both is uncommon! ...Read more

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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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My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

See below: It is a connection between the umbilical cord site, belly button, and the bladder. This is a normal part of fetal development but should have closed. If there is a cyst, it will be surgically corrected. ...Read more

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A smelly clear liquid from my belly button,about 30 years ago I had urachal cyst removal from my naval canal,is it possible I might have another cyst”?

A smelly clear liquid from my belly button,about 30 years ago I had urachal cyst removal from my naval canal,is it possible I might have another cyst”?

Suture abscess?: If there were permanent sutures used, it could be an infected suture that is easily treated by removing it. This can happen after years of not causing any tepuble at all. A general surgeon would be the one to tackle this. Unlikely a recurrent cyst, but possible. ...Read more

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I have a small urachal cyst. It isn't causing me pain. No fever. I am seeing the doctor in 3 days for it. Is it ok for me to have a few beers tonight?

I have a small urachal cyst. It isn't causing me pain. No fever. I am seeing the doctor in 3 days for it. Is it ok for me to have a few beers tonight?

Few Beers OK: Always best to consume alcohol in moderation. Wonder how urachal cyst was diagnosed if UR symptom free. Presumably diagnosed by ultrasound or CT scan, but was study performed in first place. Urologist or surgeon will likely advise surgical removal. ...Read more

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What does an urachal duct cyst means and how is it cured?

What does an urachal duct cyst means and how is it cured?

Remnant of the past: Long before we are born, we have a connection between our bladder and umbilical cord. It's a tube called the urachal duct. It shrivels away and becomes a tiny empty remnant of a duct as a baby develops and matures. In a few people, part of the duct remains and can have some fluid inside it... Which is called a cyst. The cyst may enlarge over time (sometimes get infected). Surgery removes the cyst. ...Read more

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Hemaregec ovarean cyst.Which kind of treatment.

Hemaregec ovarean cyst.Which kind of treatment.

Well that depends: Are they sure it is a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst? They would want to make sure it resolves or goes away. If it does not go away it is not just a hemorrhagic cyst. Therefore you need to followed by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most comfortable with and has done most often. ...Read more

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Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Time: While painful, these should resolve on their own within 1-2 cycles. The treatment is usually pain control--ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If persistent or recurrent, sometimes control is obtained with an oral birth control. ...Read more

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Does a 10cm kidney cyst require treatment?

Does a 10cm kidney cyst require treatment?

Simple or Complex?: Renal cysts are frequently observed in normal kidney (65-70% of cases). The size of the cyst is less important than character. Cysts can have different character appearances on different diagnostic studies (ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI). Based on what yours looks like, your doctor will either choose to follow it or perform additional imaging as they can also be a sign of more serious disorders. ...Read more