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Simple cyst inside, near ear, above jaw. 6.4 mm hurts when pressed, how should it be treated? It has grown a little over the past months.

Simple cyst inside, near ear, above jaw. 6.4 mm hurts when pressed, how should it be treated? It has grown a little over the past months.

Hurts when pressed: would imply you probably do not want to keep it. Cysts can be surgically removed by general or plastic surgeon. They need to be completely removed or they grow back. It is an office procedure with local anesthetic. ...Read more

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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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What causes smelly cysts behind ears and what can I do to make them go away?

What causes smelly cysts behind ears and what can I do to make them go away?

Oil secreted glands: Oil secreted by sebaceous glands is the cause of cysts behind the ear lobes.And if these get infected they start smelling.When cysts are small you can try home trestment.Placd a heating pad on the directly on the cyst or you can melt the wax and drop it directly on the cyst and it will melt the cyst .If the cyst is big it will need surgical excision.Never try to pop the cysts and do not apply oil. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my ear. Can i pop it on my own?

I have a cyst in my ear. Can i pop it on my own?

Don't pop a cyst: If you have a liquid "bump" over your outer ear, the danger is that you might cause an infection of the cartilage which is serious and hard to treat. Best to leave these alone. Once you open this, infection enters, infects the cartilage and deforms the outer ear. ...Read more

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Can a sebacous cyst behind ur ear cause a off balance feeling?

Can a sebacous cyst behind ur ear cause a off balance feeling?

No: What you assume to be sebaceous cyst may not be so. To answer your question, a sebaceous cyst would not affect the balance. If you have balance issues, please see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have a cyst inside my left ear which has grown bigger what can I do for it it hurts bad?

I have a cyst inside my left ear which has grown bigger what can I do for it it hurts bad?

Go to doctor: That should not be taken lightly. If that is an abscess, it can spread. If it's other type of infection it should be treated appropriately. I could not say it is nothing since it is something and it is causing symptoms. So go see a doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Had surgery cyst removed on tonsil?Can ear be affected?

Had surgery cyst removed on tonsil?Can ear be affected?

YES: The eustachian tube connects the inner ear to the oropharynx (back of the throat). Its putpose is to equalize pressure on the ear drum. It is above the tonsil but can be affected by swelling with tonsil surgery. It should settle down within a few days if this is your problem. Your surgeon should be able to confirm your problem during a follow up visit. ...Read more