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How do i find exactly what type of cyst i have?

How do i find exactly what type of cyst i have?

Answer: If the cyst is on your skin, then many doctors can simply use a needle in the office to remove some or all of the fluid and have it analyzed in a lab. If the cyst is inside your body, ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI can help with diagnosis. ...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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What type of cyst is a baker's cyst?

What type of cyst is a baker's cyst?

Back of the knee: A baker's cyst is a bulge on the back of the knee. Although it is usually a sign of arthritis, these cysts do not always hurt, and usually don't require special treatment. ...Read more

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Ovary contain a couple cyst can be both different types of cyst?

Ovary contain a couple cyst can be both different types of cyst?

Not sure: Its usually the size of the cyst and its internal architecture that determines what is the next step of the management of the cysts. Cysts can be blood filled, fluid filled or even have other things like hair/teeth etc. Your gyn can help you determine the next step. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and now have a hemorrhagic cyst is it normal more painful this type of cyst?

I have endometriosis and now have a hemorrhagic cyst is it normal more painful this type of cyst?

Sometimes: After you ovulate you often times have a hemorrhagic cyst called a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. If you have endomtriosis implants on the ovary this can increase the pain. However, in an endomtriosis patient this could also be an early endometrioma, so get follow up. Leakage of blood into the pelvic from the cyst may also increase pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean that MRI shows right sided sublenticular cyst? Does this type of cyst cause any issues?

What does it mean that MRI shows right sided sublenticular cyst? Does this type of cyst cause any issues?

Not usually: A sublenticular cyst describes a usually very small oval collection of fluid in a specific location deep in the brain. These are almost always incidental findings that are mentioned because they represent a departure from "normal." often these are simply mild enlargements of normal fluid-filled canals around tiny blood vessels. Regardless, they are unlikely to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the chances in getting my 5cm paraovarian simple cyst back after surgery? Is surgery really safe? What causes this type of cyst? Thank you.

What are the chances in getting my 5cm paraovarian simple cyst back after surgery? Is surgery really safe? What causes this type of cyst? Thank you.

Not the one: taken out. A true para-ovarian cyst is a remnant of when your organs were developing as a fetus. These should not come back. However, ovarian cysts do form and usually go away without treatment. Some do require surgical treatment but this is not common. Make sure you follow up with your GYN doctor ...Read more

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I have a big type of cyst located under the labia what is this?

I have a big type of cyst located under the labia what is this?

Possibly a : Bartholin's cyst. If it becomes infected (hot, red, pus, red streaking, fever, tender) than it is very important to have it treated. ...Read more

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Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

Having an ovarian cyst with a thick septa. Two parts 4.5cm and 1.5cm. It hurts. Can't find much info about this type of cyst online. Ok to leave it?

See a GYN: It's right around the size when i would recommend taking it out. If you have pain, definitely have it removed. Thick separations are also a sign that it may need to come out. I recommend you talk to a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What symptoms does a cyst on the t6 cause and is this normal? What type of cyst could it be? What type of treatment should I seek?

What symptoms does a cyst on the t6 cause and is this normal? What type of cyst could it be? What type of treatment should I seek?

?congenital: Most likely, a lifelong arachnoid cyst, which has been asymptomatic for years. Not usually expansive, but if so, could result in numbess below mid-back, weakness of legs, and issues with urinary incontinence. Review films with your doctor, as i suspect this was a non-significant coincidental finding. ...Read more

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I have a cyst at the bottom of my breastbone. I noticed it days after giving birth. What type of cyst is this called, and why does it happen?

I have a cyst at the bottom of my breastbone.  I noticed it days after giving birth.  What type of cyst is this called, and why does it happen?

Xyphoid process?: Are you sure it's a cyst? Often, during pregnancy, the flexible bony tip of the breastbone, called the "xyphoid process", is slowly pushed outward as the belly grows, and once the baby delivers, the bone is very prominent. Your OB would know by looking, if that's what it is. If I am wrong, then your doctor would need to look at you to make a diagnosis. ...Read more