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Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Local Anesthesia: For patients undergoing sebeceous cyst removal we start with a local anesthetic cream, followed by a local anesthetic injection. This is very well tolerated. After surgery the majority of patients do not require any pain killers afterward, if they do tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Generally yes: In most instances you should have these removed because removal after infection may be very difficult. However a few patients may have a large number of these which makes removal impractical. ...Read more

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Bartholin abscess removal or marsup...?

Bartholin abscess removal or marsup...?

Depends: Bartholin abscess is usually incised and drained at first diagnosis. Recurrence in less than 6 months usually leads to marsupialization procedure. New or recurrent symptoms in the bartholin gland after age 40 usually will lead to consideration of removal of the gland, due to increased risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Could facial mole removal leave a bad scar?

Could facial mole removal leave a bad scar?

No: Most moles can be removed without leaving a noticeable scar. It is important to understand tension lines in the face and plan the removal properly. A facial plastic surgeon is an expert in this area. The american academy of facial plastic surgery www.Aafprs.Org is a good resource to find a surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Mole on upper lip removal, will it scar?

Mole on upper lip removal, will it scar?

Probably: When biopsies are performed, there is usually scarring unless the biopsy can be done in the form of a superficial shave, which is not always practical for a lip biopsy. However, a biopsy of the lip can be done in such as a way that the scar is significantly camoflauged and once healed (6-12 months) will be difficult to discern from a natural contour of the skin. ...Read more

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Does chalazion removal hurt?

No: Local anesthesia is used and there typically is no discomfort. ...Read more

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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Posible: Any procedure will leave a scar , some times visible , or non visible microscopic scar. ...Read more

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Does cyst removal require open surgery?

Does cyst removal require open surgery?

Depends: The technique used to remove a cyst depends on where the cyst is located and how large the cyst is. ...Read more

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How painful is laser wart removal?

Painful: Laser treatment of warts is through it's high energy and burning mechanism. It also targets the blood vessels that feed the wart, thought to contribute to its efficacy. Your doctor may sometimes inject anesthetic into the area before the treatment to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Can getting a sebaceous cyst removed hurt?

Minor procedure: Really, the only part that smarts a little is the injection of the Lidocaine to numb the area. Once that's done, the cyst can be removed painlessly. Recovery is not painful either. ...Read more

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Chronic pain following pilonidal cyst removal (4th removal)?

Chronic pain following pilonidal cyst removal (4th removal)?

Back Again?: Pilonidal cysts can be difficult to treat and heal. I have seen many patients with several recurrences. It can be treated successfully. You may have yet another recurrence. You need need to see a surgeon associated with a wound care center for the proper care of your situation. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

Varies by size: Small mole will heal within a few weeks . Larger areas may require some restriction of activity to minimize scarring. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is surgery required to remove large sebacious cyst from buttock?

Is surgery required to remove large sebacious cyst from buttock?

Yes: So in general sebaceous cysts will not every completely go away unless they are removed. This requires a minor surgery. How minor depends on the size of the cyst. These can be often be done in the office under local anesthesia if done early when they are small, however, if large enough may require more than just local anesthesia. Best is to consult with a surgeon - general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is self removal of a sebaceous cyst on penis possible?

Is self removal of a sebaceous cyst on penis possible?

No: Just like any real surgery, you should see a professional to minimize complications. As the saying goes, "don't try this at home, folks!". ...Read more

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Does surgery for removing a boil hurt?

Does surgery for removing a boil hurt?

Yes: During draining the boil and if it's anesthetized before draining. It hurts either way. ...Read more

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Does getting a small cyst removed hurt?

Does getting a small cyst removed hurt?

Cyst Removal: I assume you are talking about a cyst under the skin somewhere. Yes, it hurts. But not badly. We use lidocaine to numb the area so you get a couple of shots with a small sharp needle. That is the only pain you feel. We then remove the cyst and sew up the skin. It will be sore for a few days. ...Read more

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Could laser cavity removal hurt?

Could laser cavity removal hurt?

Depends on severity: The bigger the cavity, the closer the infected tooth tissue is to the nerve of the tooth, the greater the risk for discomfort. Your dentist is skilled in anesthesia and in selecting the best decay removal mechanism. Talk it over with your dentist. ...Read more

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Does pumice stone hair removal leave stubbles?

Does pumice stone hair removal leave stubbles?

Can: Abrasive use (pumice stone) is effective at removal of surface irregularities and dead skin layers. Usually not efficient for hair removal alone. If done too firmly, can irritate hair follicle openings and leave the stubble appearance you may be referring to in your question. ...Read more