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Breast sonogram reported cyst, should I push draining it?
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In brief: No need to
A cyst is completely benign and do not need to be drained.
If it is causing you pain or discomfort you can ask to have it drained. Placing a needle through the skin to drain it under ultrasound can be done simply and with little risk, but you can always introduce an infection or hit a blood vessel. Why take any risk if no benefit.

In brief: No need to
A cyst is completely benign and do not need to be drained.
If it is causing you pain or discomfort you can ask to have it drained. Placing a needle through the skin to drain it under ultrasound can be done simply and with little risk, but you can always introduce an infection or hit a blood vessel. Why take any risk if no benefit.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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In brief: No
Absolutley not. Forget about it. If you drain it it will come back.

In brief: No
Absolutley not. Forget about it. If you drain it it will come back.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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