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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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After having surgery to get a cyst out of my head i cant taste any type of food or drink. Also it makes me sick whenever i eat.What do i do to fix it?

After having surgery to get a cyst out of my head i cant taste any type of food or drink. Also it makes me sick whenever i eat.What do i do to fix it?

Could be serious: Did you have surgery involving the brain? If so you may have normal post-operative swelling causing these symptoms. But any complications of brain surgery are potentially very serious and life-threatening and you should let your surgeon know right away or go to an ER to check if these symptoms are normal after your particular surgery. ...Read more

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Reaction to new skin cream has caused red itchy cystic type bumps, v painful. Stopped all prdct use What could speed up the clearing? Cortisone cream?

Reaction to new skin cream has caused red itchy cystic type bumps, v painful. Stopped all prdct use What could speed up the clearing? Cortisone cream?

Contact dermititis: It sounds like you are experiencing urticaria or an allergic dermatitis caused by the cream. Was the area with warm soap and water and give it time to heal. Cortisone cream may or may not help. ...Read more

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Noticed a small boil/cyst type bump on my upper vaginal doesn't hurt or itch same color as skin and i also have a sebaceous cyst on face help please. ?

Noticed a small boil/cyst type bump on my upper vaginal doesn't hurt or itch same color as skin and i also have a sebaceous cyst on face help please. ?

Vaginal cyst: Dear chinchilla56586: you should be evaluated by your obgyn for your vaginal cyst asap and should see a plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist for your face. ...Read more

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Is it possible to recover fast after a wrist ganglion cyst removal while typing 14 hours per day 6 days per week?

Is it possible to recover fast after a wrist ganglion cyst removal while typing 14 hours per day 6 days per week?

Lot of typing: Yes will recover like any one else with in few few wks of time, but you can not type !4 hrs a day for 6 days a wk is lot of typing, that is too much stress on wrist joint. ...Read more

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Big cyst on top of head?

Big cyst on  top  of head?

See doctor: If it is painful or bothersome to you, then consider having it examined by your doctor. A dermatologist vs surgeon would be able to remove it, depending on the exact location. If you're not sure it's a cyst, an ultrasound will help with figuring it out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get cysts on your head?

Can you get cysts on your head?

Yes: They're quite common, and are usually tricholemmal cysts. They occur on the scalp, and are frequently multiple. They're not harmful, but can be annoying. They can usually be removed pretty easily in a doctor's office. ...Read more

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How do cysts get remvoed from top of head

How do cysts get remvoed from top of head

SURGERY WITH KNIFE: You inject a lacal anesthetic or give ga, depending on the size and site ou the cyst and make an incision in scalp after shaving and cleaning that area and dissecting and removing the cyst in one piece and then putting closing sutures. ...Read more

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What is this hard and painful cyst on my head?

Medical evaluation.: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to have cyst removed from skin?

How much does it cost to have cyst removed from skin?

Depend: Location and size often dictate the costs of skin cyst removal. It is usually not too expensive when easily accessed just under skin, would need to see the specific site and your doctor can provide an exact estimate of the costs. Insurance often covers these as abnormal lesions. ...Read more

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I have a cyst. Did I get it because i've been taking a bad care of my skin?

I have a cyst. Did I get it because i've been taking a bad care of my skin?

Not usually: A cyst can develop from a blocked pore or ingrown hair and represents a lesion often seen in acne. Cysts can often resolve spontaneously but in some cases can be treated by incision and drainage , surgical removal , steroid injections and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my head and its starting to become really painful, is this normal?

I have a cyst in my head and its starting to become really painful, is this normal?

Get it checked out: Is more than likely a benign cysts but you need to see your physician to clarify for sure what it is. ...Read more

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Large cyst on head, had it checked out a few years ago, but it's grown since then....should I get it removed?

Large cyst on head, had it checked out a few years ago, but it's grown since then....should I get it removed?

Worth checking again: If it is enlarging, and bothering you, it may be worth having it rechecked by a dermatologist or surgeon for possible removal. ...Read more

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I have a cyst at the side of my head that was never a problem but recently started getting painful. what do i do?

I have a cyst at the side of my head that was never a problem but recently started getting painful. what do i do?

Infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You need to be seen to get this evaluated. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage. ...Read more

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I have four cysts on my head that sometimes hurt and they wont go away . got one removed and anotherone grew in the same place?

I have four cysts on my head that sometimes hurt and  they wont go away . got one removed and anotherone grew in the same place?

Cysts on head: short hair?? - sounds like ingrowing hairs causing local inflammatory cysts. You might want to try different shampoos and have your hair stylist check the areas but ultimately local treatment - OTC medication used for acne might help or surgical drainage may be necessary. Good Luck ...Read more