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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
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?
I have a small urachal cyst. Seeing doc in 3 days for it. It is not causing me pain or fever. Is it ok for me to have a few beers tonight?
Yes, it: won't affect the urachal cyst at all. ...Read more
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”?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urachal cyst- I have fluid leaking through my belly button white yellow colour while on my period..Along with mid abdominal pain.. What could this be?
Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately i think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...Read more
They leak!: Cysts are invagination of skin --a pocket of skin folded inside out. What normally sloughs off is now collecting in this "sock". It will periodically leak. If it's a *slow* leak, nothing happens and the cyst collapses, and 'goes away'. Then over time, this pocket recollects the content again, and it comes back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cells go deep: The familiar "sebaceous cyst" is usually caused by cells from the epidemis, the surface layer of the skin, becoming embedded (perhaps from a bug bite) in the deep dermis. They circle up and grow, with their products (keratin and sebum) within the center, gradually increasing in size. They are easily excised; best results happen if the cyst is not punctured. ...Read more
Depends: A cyst is a tissue enclosed space on the body usually containing fluid and sometimes more solid components. If the cyst is on the surface, it can be removed for cosmetic reasons. If inside it might require removal for diagnosis of more serious problems or because it is pushing things around. Discuss this with you family doctor to find the next step. ...Read more
Calcified cyst: Are you referring to breast cysts with calcified walls? I'm not exactly sure, maybe some inflammatory reaction of the cyst wall. What I do know is that calcified cysts are a radiologist's best friend on mammography...easy to see, and 100% benign. ...Read more
Ovarian cysts?: You do not specify, but ovarian cysts in women are very common and so are usually watched unless they get unusually large or cause pain. Cysts that do not resolve, or get larger than around 6-8 c.M. Very often need to be removed surgically. ...Read more
Earlobe cysts: Hello, earlobe cysts occur from blocked sweat glands in the skin. Once these become blocked, they can develop inflammation and infection. If you try to pinch the lesion to "pop it", scar tissue develops around the gland and a cyst is born. Some people's skin is more prone to this than others. See an ENT doctor, dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for removal. ...Read more