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Which type of doctor do I need to see to get a sebaceous cyst removed?

Which type of doctor do I need to see to get a sebaceous cyst removed?

Sebaceous cyst: Most doctors can remove the cyst. If it's in a cosmetically sensitive area (face, eyes) the go to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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 doctors remove a sebaceous cyst?

How can doctors remove a sebaceous cyst?

Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cyst will return ...Read more

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What do doctors do to remove a sebaceous cyst?

What do doctors do to remove a sebaceous cyst?

Minor Surgery: A non-infected sebaceous cyst is removed under local anesthesia through a small incision placed over the cyst. The cyst needs to be removed whole to prevent recurrence, so the incision is about the length of the cyst. The sooner it is removed, the smaller the incision. Infected cysts are lanced and can be excised after the infection has healed. ...Read more

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If you have a sebaceous cyst what would your doctor do for it?

If you have a sebaceous cyst what would your doctor do for it?

Watch or excise: Depends on location, size and how troubling. ...Read more

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When the doctor drains a sebaceous cyst does it always have to be removed later.

When the doctor drains a sebaceous cyst does it always have to be removed later.

Probably better: Your cyst was simply drained this time because it became infected and probably abscessed. This leaves a good portion of the capsule behind and the cyst will reform. It may become infected again so usually better to have removed completely once this infection resolves. ...Read more

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How do doctors remove sebaceous cyst on the scrotum?

How do doctors remove sebaceous cyst on the scrotum?

See below: Usually under local anesthesia. The cyst gets excised with a small section of surrounding skin. It's a quick and painless procedure as long as the cyst is not infected. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst that was infected months agos and the doctor cut it. Now it's bothering me again and it's red! What can I do??

I have a sebaceous cyst that was infected months agos and the doctor cut it. Now it's bothering me again and it's red! What can I do??

Recheck w/ doctor: Contact the doctor who drained it last time. Maybe it needs somewhat more extensive (but still minor) surgery to remove the cyst instead of just draining it. ...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?

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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Hundreds of small, firm sebaceous cysts inside labia minora, normal? Read here from a doctor that labia minora is "supposed to have sebaceous cysts"

Hundreds of small, firm sebaceous cysts inside labia minora, normal? Read here from a doctor that labia minora is "supposed to have sebaceous cysts"

Yes that can be: A normal variant. Look up sebaceous hyperplasia. See if that doesn't describe your body's appearance. For some women that's normal. Sometimes biopsy is done if the diagnosis isn't certain. ...Read more

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A friend of me has got a cyst under his left armpit since he was 4years. He asked a doctor&told him that its a Sebaceous cyst. Could this cause danger?

A friend of me has got a cyst under his left armpit since he was 4years. He asked a doctor&told him that its a Sebaceous cyst. Could this cause danger?

Low risk: Sebaceous cysts are low risk for problems. They can become infected. Typically they are removed with a small surgical procedure, sometimes in the office. Be well. ...Read more

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How can a doctor remove sebaceous cyst on scrotum?

How can a doctor remove sebaceous cyst on scrotum?

Small incision: A sebaceous cyst has to be removed entirely. No matter where the cyst is located the entire cyst wall and contents needs to be removed. This is generally done with local anesthesia and a small incision. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the doctor to drain an unsightly, painful sebaceous cyst on my neck? It won't pop and I see white pus inside.

Do I need to go to the doctor to drain an unsightly, painful sebaceous cyst on my neck? It won't pop and I see white pus inside.

Cyst: Always a good plan to seek medical evaluation and possible I&D of infected cyst of neck. Also PO antibiotics are a must. If truly infected than only drainage is possible. Than after healing re excision of the scar and lining of the cyst is needed to prevent recurrence... ...Read more

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I had a sebaceous cyst removed 6 weeks ago and still have a red mark from the incision/sutures. Is this normal or should I follow up with doctor?

Probably nornmal: Many scars remain reddish and firm for 3-4 months. If it is not very painful to touch, and the redness is limited to the area around the incision and isn't spreading, it is probably normal. If you have any concern, though, contact your physician. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst on breast long time ago, Doctor said no harm. Lately got smaller and the area around it is red+painful. Possible?

Sebaceous cyst on breast long time ago, Doctor said no harm. Lately got smaller and the area around it is red+painful. Possible?

Cyst: It may be infected, Warm compresses may help but you need to have it checked as soon as possible. It may beed to be drained and sounds like you need antibiotics ...Read more

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Doc told me the lump im my armpit is a sebaceous cyst I have had it for years I took a niddle and popped it well now im having breast pain.?

Go to doctor: It is never a good idea to needle or cut yourself. The biggest concern in doing so is infection. The doctor would clean the skin first and use sterile instruments. You also likely do not know the anatomy and could cause bleeding or damage to structures. You need to have the area reevaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst in my pubic area I think and it hurts really bad, is it a way to remove it at home or treat it?

I have a sebaceous cyst in my pubic area I think and it hurts really bad, is it a way to remove it at home or treat it?

Probably not: You could try some warm compresses but true sebaceous cysts require surgical excision. They are usually not painful unless they are becoming infected. You may need to see a physician. ...Read more

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What kind of dr can remove sebaceous cyst from scrotum?

What kind of dr can remove sebaceous cyst from scrotum?

Urologist: Disorders of the genitalia are usually addressed by urologists. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst, skene cyst or other kind of cyst? Itchy hard lump near clitoris. A little painful but not bad at all. Not different color.

Sebaceous cyst, skene cyst or other kind of cyst? Itchy hard lump near clitoris. A little painful but not bad at all. Not different color.

Possibly: This could be a cyst which may go away on it's own or may require treatment. Sitting in a warm bath can help it go down. If it doesn't resolve you should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment and to make sure it's nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I think I have a sebaceous cyst between my eyes. It's been there for about 2 years, it kind of went away then recently came back. Is it sebaceous?

Could be.: What you are describing could be a sebaceous cyst. It also could be something else. I would recommend having your physician take a look at it. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a wound left after a sebaceous cyst has been drained? I'd like to prevent scarring as much as possible.

What's the best way to treat a wound left after a sebaceous cyst has been drained? I'd like to prevent scarring as much as possible.

Cyst wound care: There are lots of salves and potions available for skin and wound care, but nothing is better, more readily available, or more economical than soap and water. U recommend washing well twice a day and cover with a band aid as needed. Scar will always occur but can be improved if/when the cyst is excised once the inflammation is gone. ...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