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Why do cysts come and go?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: They leak!

Cysts are invagination of skin --a pocket of skin folded inside out.
What normally sloughs off is now collecting in this "sock". It will periodically leak. If it's a *slow* leak, nothing happens and the cyst collapses, and 'goes away'. Then over time, this pocket recollects the content again, and it comes back.

In brief: They leak!

Cysts are invagination of skin --a pocket of skin folded inside out.
What normally sloughs off is now collecting in this "sock". It will periodically leak. If it's a *slow* leak, nothing happens and the cyst collapses, and 'goes away'. Then over time, this pocket recollects the content again, and it comes back.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology

In brief: Cysts can refill

Unless the cyst's sac is removed, the cyst can refill when sebum is over productive.

In brief: Cysts can refill

Unless the cyst's sac is removed, the cyst can refill when sebum is over productive.
Dr. Shelly Friedman
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