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What is the surgical procedure for removing a sebaceous cyst and skin tag?

What is the surgical procedure for removing a sebaceous cyst and skin tag?

Incision/hypercation: Sebaceous cysts are nasty. They need to be cut out and the 'coating' around them needs to be carefully removed or it will return. Skin tags are easy. They can be scrapped off, cyrofreezed off with liquid nitrogen or burned off with an electrical current. ...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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How to take care of the wound after a sebaceous cyst surgery?

How to take care of the wound after a sebaceous cyst surgery?

Surgical wound: Your surgeon should be giving you very clear instructions on the care of this wound. ...Read more

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Should I get a second surgery for a sebaceous cyst inner thigh?

Should I get a second surgery for a sebaceous cyst inner thigh?

Yes: If it bothers you then have it excised. Recurrence happens, but is unusual if the entire cyst is removed. ...Read more

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What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the experience like of getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Should be routine: Thanks for your question. If the cyst is a less than an inch wide, you are in good health, and you are with a good doctor--it should be routine surgery with minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

What is the percentage that I could die from getting surgery to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. Problems can occur more frequently with general but these are rare as well. Have your cyst out and relax. ...Read more

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Recurring sebaceous cyst in earlobe. Why is my brother's doctor saying surgery to remove earlobe and not just the cyst and the sac of the cyst?

Recurring sebaceous cyst in earlobe. Why is my brother's doctor saying surgery to remove earlobe and not just the cyst and the sac of the cyst?

Ear Lobe Cyst: I don't know the specifics of this problem, the size of the cyst, nor what the ear lobe looks like. But if the size and shape of the ear lobe appears relatively normal, then it would seem appropriate to remove the cyst with preservation of as much of the ear lobe as possible. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst on neck. Was given cephalexin at ER because it caused a skin abscess(?).Will this get rid of it, or will i still need surgery?

I have a sebaceous cyst on neck. Was given cephalexin at ER because it caused a skin abscess(?).Will this get rid of it, or will i still need surgery?

Sebaceous cyst: The cephalexin was prescribed to treat the infection. This will likely improve the swelling/size of the cyst, but will not get rid of it. The only way to get rid of it is through complete excision, which can often be performed in the office setting under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

Information: Sebaceous cysts occur relative to sebaceous glands which exist more in some areas than others such as the face, scalp, groin, and armpits. Removal of one cyst does not preclude getting another. Some people have many of them close together. ...Read more

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Im having surgery for perianal skin tags..Can i avoid general anesthesia?

Im having surgery for perianal skin tags..Can i avoid general anesthesia?

Sedation: In most cases sedation is sufficient. Discussion with surgeon usually addresses most concerns and fears. Spinal anesthesia also can be an option if procedure is more extensive then skin tug. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im just worried will the anal skin tag cause me any sickness in health? Can i just leave it without doing any surgery?

Im just worried will the anal skin tag cause me any sickness in health? Can i just leave it without doing any surgery?

Leave it alone: If you have constipation, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. The skin tag is of no consequence. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I realize i have a hemorrhoid skin tags near my anal, it itches sometime and it makes me scared. Will it go away on its own without surgery?

Anal skin tags: The anal skin tags will not go away without surgery but the symptoms of itching can be controlled. Most anal itching is the result of soilage collecting around the anal tags which makes patient's feel like they aren't clean and results in excess wiping. I typically recommend my patients to keep flushable wipes in their purse as they clean around the tags more thoroughly with less irritation. ...Read more

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I have had surgery for Undifferentiated VIN3 2x in the past year. Could a new, hard, flesh colored skin tag be VIN? Does it have to be biopsied to R/O

I have had surgery for Undifferentiated VIN3 2x in the past year. Could a new, hard, flesh colored skin tag be VIN? Does it have to be biopsied to R/O

Evaluation Is Needed: I needs to be evaluated, in person, preferably by the same physician who saw the previous lesions. In the meantime, take a picture of it with a ruler so you can readily show your surgeon how it is progressing. Hope you feel well, soon. ...Read more

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My baby is 8 week old born with a skin tag and extra cartilage under skin next to ear she has good hearing will plastic surgery to remove them harm?

My baby is 8 week old born with a skin tag and extra cartilage under skin next to ear she has good hearing will plastic surgery to remove them harm?

Preauricular surgery: In the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon, removal of these structures should pose no health threats. Be prepared to wait until your baby is much older to have procedures performed. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia by caused by not keeping the skin clean?

Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia by caused by not keeping the skin clean?

Infection: Infection results from not keeping the skin clean and can lead to problems with sebaceous cyst requiring surgical intervention. ...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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How can you treat a sebaceous cyst or skin trauma in the vaginal area?

How can you treat a sebaceous cyst or skin trauma in the vaginal area?

= Bartholin's cyst: This may be a lesion called a bartholin's cyst which should be treated by your gynecologist. It could also be another lesion such as a mucous cyst or other entity. ...Read more

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10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

Post op pain: most likely a normal part of the healing process. If not improved with over the countret advilor aleve- call the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more