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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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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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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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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 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

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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?

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