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If you have a sebaceous cyst, should it drain by itself once it got too big?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Not necessarily

Sebaceous cyst don't necessarily drain spontaneously when they get to a certain size.
Usually the only time they drain on their own is if they become infected. When this happens they may recur. It is harder to remove a cyst that has scar tissue and been previously infected. In general the larger the cyst the longer the scar will be to remove it.

In brief: Not necessarily

Sebaceous cyst don't necessarily drain spontaneously when they get to a certain size.
Usually the only time they drain on their own is if they become infected. When this happens they may recur. It is harder to remove a cyst that has scar tissue and been previously infected. In general the larger the cyst the longer the scar will be to remove it.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possible but remove

It is always easier to remove this under controlled situation rather than while infected.
Seek evaluation by a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, general surgeon, or physician skilled with removal.

In brief: Possible but remove

It is always easier to remove this under controlled situation rather than while infected.
Seek evaluation by a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, general surgeon, or physician skilled with removal.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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