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Seek care: I would seek professional care. Sometimes, the pilar cysts get inflamed, and they may need to be treated or removed. ...Read more
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 have a pilar cyst and I know the best thing is too remove it but is it fine if I just leave it there. Is there any risk? Can it turn malignant?
No risk: Remove it if inflamed, painful, ugly, or just because you hate it. NEVER malignant. Perfectly safe to ignore it. It is tax-free. Exactly where is it? Size? Tender? If punctured and drained, it will grow back. Removal is best if the entire capsule is delivered intact. ...Read more
Options include: If the cyst isn't bothering you, you don't have to do anything. If you do nothing it may continue to enlarge. You can drain a cyst but it will it will generally just fill up again. If the cyst bothers you or is in a bad location I would recommend removing the cyst. This can usually be done in the office under local. ...Read more
Hello! Quick question. I had a pilar cyst removed from my head Monday. Would it be ok for me to get a tattoo later this week? Or too much risk?
I have a pilar cyst the back of my head and for 10 year it has been no big deal but the last 3 day it has become sore headaches like got a pulse?
?occipital pinching: A cyst on the back of the head can swell and contact a multitude of nerves and blood vessels in the posterior neck. One of the common events is that the cyst pushes on the occipital nerve root (which has nerves running up and over the head to the forehead) and the adjacent occipital artery. This can cause the exact symptoms you have having. If not improved in a day or so, see your PCP. ...Read more
Doctor tried to remove pilar cyst on head yesterday, got what he could, put in two stitches, how do I care for this wound, I am not on an antibiotic.
Would a Lipoma or pilar cyst cause a dent to form in the skull? Had this for 15 years flares up and feels bruised then swelling subsides and indents.
I had a pilar cyst removed but it started growing back. A few weeks ago it became itchy and ruptured. There is now a bald spot will the hair regrow?
Most likely yes: Most likely, the hair will grow, but it really depends on the size of the cyst and the size of the scar that has developed after the cyst has ruptured. The bigger the scar the less chance hair will grow and vice versa. ...Read more
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
Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more