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What does a cyst look and feel like under the skin?

What does a cyst look and feel like under the skin?

Skin colored bump: A cyst is a painless skin colored growth under the skin. It may get larger with time. ...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 is a cyst under the skin?

What is a cyst under the skin?

Sebaceous cyst: They have tendency to get infected, emits foul smell, can easily be removed. ...Read more

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What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?

Epidermoid cysts: The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds. Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way to remove a cyst that is just under the skin?

What is the best and safest way to remove a cyst that is just under the skin?

Be careful: A lot of people will simply squeeze a cyst to extrude the cyst contents. However, this won't actually get rid of the cyst. It may keep it from coming back for a while but it will gradually enlarge. And if the cyst ruptures under the skin the cyst material can really cause a problem. Having it surgically removed is often your best option. ...Read more

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I leaned against a doorframe and felt sudden pain and a "pop" under the skin of what I think was a cyst just under my shoulder is this an emergency?

I leaned against a doorframe and felt sudden pain and a "pop" under the skin of what I think was a cyst just under my shoulder is this an emergency?

No, unless: You have symptoms, such as pain, swelling, limited movement of your shoulder, an open wound or nerve problem like numbness / in your arm or forearm, best wishes ...Read more

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Name of cysts that spread. For me it's genetical. Also it's not compact. It's move easily under the skin. Please informe if any treatmen available.

Name of cysts that spread. For me it's genetical. Also it's not compact. It's move easily under the skin. Please informe if any treatmen available.

If you don't know...: ....What it is, how do you know it's genetic? It might be, but it could be infectious. Like most skin conditions, it could be many things, and to be properly diagnosed a doctor has to actually look at it. We can not advise a treatment without knowing what we are treating. ...Read more

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Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

Vein: Hand has a lot of superficial veins. Sometimes they are traumatized by routine things we do. This small vein can clot off and occasionally calcify. They often occur in locations that sustain a lot of use or minor trauma. Try padding the area with a bandaide. If it continues to hurt, they sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more

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Painful cyst under the skin on my labia what should I do?

Painful cyst: It maybe an irritated hair follicle or it could be an infection. Difficult to say without an examination. You should see your primary or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I accidentally ruptured my cyst under the skin. It hurts a lot. What should I do?

I accidentally ruptured my cyst under the skin. It hurts a lot. What should I do?

Warm compresses: You should apply topical antibiotic ointment and see your physician in the morning- you will need oral antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a cyst and a cancerous tumor under the skin?

How do you tell the difference between a cyst and a cancerous tumor under the skin?

Possible bx: A cyst under the skin when palpated gives the suggestion that there might be fluid present. Placing a fine 22 gauge needle into it can define if fluid is present. Most lesions under the skin rarely are cysts but rather lipomas, fibromas, neuromas and the intial growth of desmoid like lesions. Here a biopsy or excision can resolve the problem. ...Read more

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I'm on Accutane and I have done the worst thing. I've tried to pop an under-the-skin cyst, but failed. Now a huge bit of skin has come off. What shall I do?

I'm on Accutane and I have done the worst thing. I've tried to pop an under-the-skin cyst, but failed. Now a huge bit of skin has come off. What shall I do?

You'll be okay: Keep it clean. Please phone your prescriber at your earliest convenience and he/she will decide whether you need to be seen. If you're not seen, but in a few days it is not healing, call again. I'll be you will recover from this. Isotretinoin is not for the faint-hearted and you should be commended on staying the course. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sebaceous cyst rupture under the skin?

Please tell me, could a sebaceous cyst rupture under the skin?

Yes!!: This can happen but world require some type of pressure or manipulation typically. These types of cysts grow slowly and are usually removed surgically. ...Read more

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Noticed pea size bump (4days ago)under skin (has no head like a pimple would) it's deep under the skin. Doesn't seem like a cyst. It's hard&doesnt move?

Noticed pea size bump (4days ago)under skin (has no head like a pimple would) it's deep under the skin. Doesn't seem like a cyst. It's hard&doesnt move?

A lump like this`: Really needs to be felt by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) however it sounds like an old inflammed LYMPH NODE (gland) from an old infection! The LOCATION as well as the SIZE and CONSISTANCY are used to determine if it needs to be removed!
Get it seen!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a hard painless marble sized lump at the end of my tailbone. It's under the skin, and not a cyst. What could it be?

See doctor: This lump could be many things. You would do the best by seeing a doctor for exam and possible diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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I can feel a small cyst when I touch my lower right side of abdomen. No pain when touching it. Not seen, no bulge. It's under the skin. Size of a nut.

I can feel a small cyst when I touch my lower right side of abdomen. No pain when touching it. Not seen, no bulge. It's under the skin. Size of a nut.

Abdominal cyst: May be lipoma or cyst or fibroma would consider ultrasound to identify it and follow up with surgeon. May or may not need biopsy or excision depending on imaging findings. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple/bump (painless) under my chin, it is under the skin and won't go away. Is it a cyst?

Maybe, likely not: Many small bumps, especially in hair covered areas, can be caused by pimples or ingrown hairs that never reach the surface of the skin. Most of these will go away on their own in a few months. ...Read more

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I have a lump that showed up on my back under the skin 2 days ago and I don't know if it's a spider bite or a cyst. Help?

I have a lump that showed up on my back under the skin 2 days ago and I don't know if it's a spider bite or a cyst. Help?

Perhaps: Cysts don't usually unless if they get infected as for spider but usually that's inflamed and red or it could be a spontaneous bacterial abscess generally those are painful with redness around them ...Read more

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I have a cyst under the skin on my butt cheek that one day started to hurt and has now grown and turned reddish purple with a white centre.?

I have a cyst under the skin on my butt cheek that one day started to hurt and has now grown and turned reddish purple with a white centre.?

Sounds like: Peri anal abscess that is ready to drain spontaneously. If it continues to cause pain, it is best to show it to a doctor. You might need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a large cyst on my inner thigh and I also have two other boils on my thighs too I don't know why they're there but I tried to pop it and felt it pop twice under the skin?

I have a large cyst on my inner thigh and I also have two other boils on my thighs too I don't know why they're there but I tried to pop it and felt it pop twice under the skin?

Depends: I think this is a situation where you really need an MD to take a look. If it's getting worse quickly and warm/tender, you need to be seen sooner since an abscess might be forming and will require antibiotics and possible incision & drainage. ...Read more

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Found a fluid filled cyst just under the skin an inch below my nipple. About less than a CM what can this be? I'm a male, 18 years old.

Found a fluid filled cyst just under the skin an inch below my nipple. About less than a CM what can this be? I'm a male, 18 years old.

Could be cyst or fat: There may be fat tissue collection, which is normal and not to worry about. But watch it if it is getting big in size or any discharge coming out or you have any pain, It may be causing anxiety so better see your doctor who will explain to you what it is- fat or cyst. ...Read more

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I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line. I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line. I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

Pimples or cysts: This may be a recurrent acne issue or a viral phenomenon. You should see a dermatologist and they can sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a cyst in the groin near the bottom of my butt cheek that popped under the skin? There is no opening, no reddness, no pain.

What do I do if I have a cyst in the groin near the bottom of my butt cheek that popped under the skin? There is no opening, no reddness, no pain.

At this point,: Just watch carefully. If there is no redness or pain/tenderness, as you suggest, it is unlikely there is a worrisome infection. As this area of the body is exposed to many bacteria, keeping it as clean as possible, including exposed to air (no undies, loose skirt) may well be helpful. It may well slowly resolve and disappear on its own. If it enlarges, drains, becomes tender or red, see your Doc. ...Read more