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Should I get a ganglion cyst removed from my forehead?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

A ganglion cyst will form on a tendon, i'm not aware of the forehead being a location for that.
For that reason it should be evaluated and possibly removed. Could it be a sebaceous cyst?

In brief: Possibly

A ganglion cyst will form on a tendon, i'm not aware of the forehead being a location for that.
For that reason it should be evaluated and possibly removed. Could it be a sebaceous cyst?
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst only arises from a joint.
You don't have a joint on your forehead. If you have a mass there, i recommend you see a plastic surgeon to have it removed. Good luck!

In brief: Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst only arises from a joint.
You don't have a joint on your forehead. If you have a mass there, i recommend you see a plastic surgeon to have it removed. Good luck!
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Ganglion cysts do not occurr on ones forehead.
This is likely an epidermal inclusion cyst. They can get infected and therefore if it bothers you get it removed.

In brief: Depends

Ganglion cysts do not occurr on ones forehead.
This is likely an epidermal inclusion cyst. They can get infected and therefore if it bothers you get it removed.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Yes

Betting it is actually an epidermis inclusion cyst.
Having it off will let people know you take good care of yourself. Leaving it will make people say, What else are you neglecting? It is not fair, but appearance counts.

In brief: Yes

Betting it is actually an epidermis inclusion cyst.
Having it off will let people know you take good care of yourself. Leaving it will make people say, What else are you neglecting? It is not fair, but appearance counts.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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