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What Kind Of Doctor Treats Sebaceous Cysts
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
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
I had a sebaceous cyst burst on my forearm. Liquid was excreted and now a open hole is left. How should I treat this? Should I see a doctor?
Seek Treatment: This is something a professional should see in person to evaluate and determine how to treat. ...Read more
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
Watch or excise: Depends on location, size and how troubling. ...Read more
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
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
Large cyst under armpit. Asked doc in person other day. Said it was sebaceous cyst. That one went away and a new, large one formed. Is it the same?
Probably.: Contact to your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Had sebaceous cyst removed from my neck a week ago by doctor, now have a lump there twice the size of the original cyst, how is this possible?
Hematoma? Fluid?: The space that used to hold the cyst probably filled with fluid or blood. Should go down with time. If not, see your surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
I was given a shot of cortisone in a bump on my face (doctor think it's a sebaceous cyst) it seemed to go away but now it's coming back what do I do?
Recurrent face/cyst: Excision completely needs to be offered..Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a sebaceous cyst on my waistline. Its not infected but how would I be able to get rid of it? My doctor recommended squeezing. Not good I think.
No: Do not attempt self treatment. Go see a surgeon. ...Read more
Sebaceous cyst on breast long time ago, Doctor said no harm. Lately got smaller and the area around it is red+painful. Possible?
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
Doctor said I have a sebaceous cyst on the top right of my head. But I'm having headaches in my right temple and my right eye feels sore at times.
Cyst: Have it removed surgically.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Urologist: Disorders of the genitalia are usually addressed by urologists. ...Read more
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
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?
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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