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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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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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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 won't 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 won't 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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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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What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

What cause pain and pressure in back of the knee? There is no Bakers cyst. I have been having painful popping and locking? What could this be. Help

Seek help: Popping and locking can be worrisome symptoms. Structures in the back of the knee include your hamstring tendons and PCL, but they’re certainly not limited to this. I’d strongly suggest you get examined by a doctor as leaving a potentially serious injury may cause structural damage in the long run (no pun intended). ...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

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ERI was told I have an ovarian cyst. Cannot get appt to Gyno yet. Feeling back pain and worried about internal bleeding from cyst popping. Any advice?

ERI was told I have an ovarian cyst. Cannot get appt to Gyno yet. Feeling back pain and worried about internal bleeding from cyst popping. Any advice?

Family Doctor: One should always turn to their family doctor for these PRIMARY kinds of problems. You need to be seen urgently but not at the ER but at the primary care or family medical clinic. ...Read more

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My foot/ankle keeps popping after injury 6 months ago with every movement. Dr said could be a post traumatic cyst? Could this cause those symptoms

My foot/ankle keeps popping after injury 6 months ago with every movement. Dr said could be a post traumatic cyst? Could this cause those symptoms

Cyst of what?: Did you have an MRI? If not, I would recommend one. What was the injury? You need to specify to us where is the exact location the pop stems from..... ...Read more

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I think I might have a ganglion cyst on the joint that connects my pinky to my hand. It feels like it is "popping" when moving it. Should I be worried?

I think I might have a ganglion cyst on the joint that connects my pinky to my hand. It feels like it is "popping" when moving it. Should I be worried?

If it pops when-: -U flex it and locks, & U feel the lump move with the tendon, it is most likely a trigger finger. Injections can help some people, but if it doesn't last surgery is the way to go. ...Read more

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How do I get ride of a bartholin gland cyst? I tried popping it and this yellow thin liquid came out and it started hurting so I stopped, I don't want to go to the doctor because I don't feel comfortable having someone looking at my privates

How do I get ride of a bartholin gland cyst? I tried popping it and this yellow thin liquid came out and it started hurting so I stopped, I don't want to go to the doctor because I don't feel comfortable having someone looking at my privates

Bartholin Cyst: Needs to be seen, opened, drained and a catheter placed to complete the drainage and help with proper healing so it doesn't reoccur. Find someone who you can be comfortable with. These are professionals who look at your problem, not you. All the best. Keep the area clean in the shower 1-2 times a day. Your doctor may also choose to put you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the usual procedure for getting rid of a dibilitating and painful synovial cyst in the knee joint? I can barely walk and the knee is popping.

What is the usual procedure for getting rid of a dibilitating and painful synovial cyst in the knee joint? I can barely walk and the knee is popping.

Ortho eval: Due to your severe pain and impaired mobility, it is important to see the orthopedic surgeon for further eval. If a synovial cyst is confirmed as the cause, the ortho can provide you with appropriate treatment whether it is aspirating the cyst or excision of the cyst. There are several other causes of knee pain so it's important to make the correct diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Constant sinus pressure, ears always popping. Sinus CT shows "probably mucus cyst on floor of right max sinus and slight deviation to right. Surgery?

Constant sinus pressure, ears always popping. Sinus CT shows "probably mucus cyst on floor of right max sinus and slight deviation to right. Surgery?

Yes: Your ENT will want to remove it. It is possible they may elect to biopsy before completely removing. There are many different thing that this can be. A thorough diagnosis before treatment is important! ...Read more

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I failed popping my cystic pimple. Now it's still got puss, and it's inflamed and purple. Is there a way of treating this at home?

I failed popping my cystic pimple. Now it's still got puss, and it's inflamed and purple. Is there a way of treating this at home?

Cystic acne: Popping pimples/cysts not a good idea: can drive infection deeper. Warm-hot compresses can draw cyst to head so it opens on its own & drains. But best treatment is to see dermatologist for definitive care of acne: topical meds + oral antibiotics; possibly accutane-like product if condition is severe. Should also be checked for polycystic ovarian ds by doc. ...Read more

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I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. Tried popping it and failed. Now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. What do I do?

I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. Tried popping it and failed. Now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. What do I do?

See a dermatologist: The acne cyst can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) which should help shrink it. Usually trying to pop a pimple creates more inflammation and pain. Your dermatologist may also want to determine if there is any infection there. ...Read more

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Ganglion cysts and acute tendinitis in middle of both wrists. Pain w/ basic tasks & too much pressure. Popping/cracking w/ little to no pain. Treatment?

Ganglion cysts and acute tendinitis in middle of both wrists. Pain w/ basic tasks & too much pressure. Popping/cracking w/ little to no pain. Treatment?

Surgery?: May need a surgical procedure and/or physical therapy. Best to see a hand surgeon for a more complete evaluation. You can then make a more informed decision about what to do. Base your decision on the severity of the problem, chances of success if treatment, and pick which feels right. There's no "right" answer, and no treatment without risk. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What happens if you don't pop a cyst on your wrist?

What happens if you don't pop a cyst on your wrist?

Usually not much: Cysts can get big enuf to be painfull, but that's rare. They can push on a nearby nerve to cause pain, they they shoud be sucked out or operated on. ...Read more

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Should you pop your own cysts?

Should you pop your own cysts?

No: This could lead to infection or other injuries. Please work with your medical provider. ...Read more

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When a cyst pops does it come out?

When a cyst pops does it come out?

Material for inside: The cyst may be expressed but the walls of the cyst remain. ...Read more