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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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How can you prevent a cyst from popping up on your ovaries?

How can you prevent a cyst from popping up on your ovaries?

prevent ovulation: Hormonal contraception helps quiet your ovaries and can help prevent cysts/ inhibit ovulation. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my lips where the upper & bottom lip meet, it don't seem like a cyst cuz its dry & tried popping but wont pop! any suggesti?

I have a bump on the side of my lips where the upper & bottom lip meet, it don't seem like a cyst cuz its dry & tried popping but wont pop! any suggesti?

Cheilits: Irritation of the angles of the mouth can be caused by overzelous teet flossing, vitamins deficiency and by saliva accumulating in the area. If persist you should go to a dr. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Abscess?: If this "pimple" has turned into an abscess it will need to be drained to heal. An abscess walls itself off from the body, making it much less likely to be cleared up by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can popping a sebaceous armpit cyst myself cause nerve damage, to my armpit?

Can popping a sebaceous armpit cyst myself cause nerve damage, to my armpit?

Armpit cyst: You are more apt to be causing an infection rather than nerve damage when you pop a cyst. ...Read more

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Can you have mucoceles on back inside lower gum (near back molar and tongue)? Tiny painless cyst keeps popping (no pus) and reoccuring (7 days now)

Can you have mucoceles on back inside lower gum (near back molar and tongue)? Tiny painless cyst keeps popping (no pus) and reoccuring (7 days now)

Unusual: Not being able to examine the lesion I can only tell you that it should be examined to be able to properly diagnose the lesion. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Behind the knee pain, ultrasound for Baker's cyst, negative. Now popping with almost every step. Any ideas?

Behind the knee pain, ultrasound for Baker's cyst, negative.  Now popping with almost every step. Any ideas?

Popping =loose : something is loose. You may feel it in the back of the knee but it could be Cartilage or the kneecap. You were needed an evaluation from your physician , x-rays perhaps other imaging to clarify this ...Read more

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Huge painful cyst on ear lobe. Tried popping with a sterilized pin and it bleeds but doesn't seem to drain. It's uncomfortable what should I do?

Huge painful cyst on ear lobe. Tried popping with a sterilized pin and it bleeds but doesn't seem to drain. It's uncomfortable what should I do?

Cyst: This may not contain liquid matter or pus, and may be a simple inclusion cyst, and you shouldn't try draining it. Have a physician or general surgeon evaluate it for diagnosis and treatment(if needed). ...Read more