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Sebaceous Cyst

You’re nothing special – most people will get an epidermoid cyst at some point in their life but these smooth round lumps, commonly found on the scalp, neck, face, chest and upper back can often, quite understandably, cause alarm. Epidermoid cysts most commonly affect people in their 20s and 30s and are twice as likely on men – in fact the scrotum is a further common place for them to occur. The size of these lumps can vary from that of a small pea to a few centimetres wide and some may slowly grow over a few months. If punctured a toothpaste or cheese type fluid will sometimes seep from the cyst. Epidermoid cysts are not cancerous. Most of the time, if the cyst isn’t bothering you they can be left untouched however a number of reasons stipulate that some people may get them removed: if the cyst is particularly large or in an obvious place and therefore causing cosmetic dissatisfaction; if the cyst becomes infected or if the cyst is in a place where it is likely to become ‘traumatized’ such as the scalp which through frequent contact with a comb could become irritated. Removal is by way of a simple surgical procedure with a local anesthetic.

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I have two very hard lumps on my forehead, looks like I'm growing horns. Are cyst's rock hard like this ? It feels almost like bone ! They're not painful just unsightly.





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I had three removed from my scalp and they were rock hard. U saw and felt them after they were removed and they felt like a hard candle wax. Once they get removed you realize how hard they were pulling on your skin. Your regular doctor can refer you to a good place and it is quick...like lunch break quick. Good luck :)

i have a cyst on my neck the size of a kidney bean but im to scared to go to doctors what else can i do about it will any pills help?





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I had a cyst on my waist that ruptured and left a cavity. I read on the internet it would take at least 5 weeks to heal but after using Salvon cream twice a day the hole had close up in just under 4 days!! hope this helps someone





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I have many of those lumps on my scrotum since 5-6 years. They are painless but very hard. Some of them ooze but many of them do not burst even when pressed very hard. Please help.





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I thinks this is what I have but I'm not sure. I have got lots of small sebaceous cyst's on my scrotum and I really want to get rid of them now as they are embarrassing, it's just not normal for the sex life.





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I have been suffering from cysts all over my neck and theres loads of them for 10 years and no one nos what to do been everywere and nothing works please Can you help im in urgent need now and need to sort them out





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Are acne related cysts? You might benefit from isotretinoin. However existing cysts do need excision.

Are acne related cysts? You might benefit from isotretinoin. However existing cysts do need excision.

I have a marble sized ball that I can move around in my labia, it doesn't hurt and I can't feel it unless I touch it, but being 16 and having a family history involving cancer, especially cervical, it does worry me





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Mum of. 3- I've just given birth to baby no.3 6wks ago + recently noticed a painful lump in my vaginal entrance to the point I feel like it's bulging outside my body upon standing, painful to sit + sore no matter what underwear I've on!attended gp who sent me to gynaecology, they said its a sebaceous cyst,(approx the size of golf ball) + I hav to go c gynaecology nxt wk again when they review my notes + make decision whether to go for surgery.should I get it removed or wait and see if it settles????can you have more than one cyst???





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this is probably a bartholin cyst, but obviously get it checked out

I have had many sebaceous cysts. Have it removed because, in my experience, it will get bigger. Sometimes they come to a head and break, and you do not want that to happen because it can cause infection ... you don't need that!

I got a cyst removed from my upper chest 3 weeks ago there is a lump on it and it's red and sore I am just very worried it's infected and the doctor said it would be a white line now I've this lump on it and it looks awful.





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I got a cyst removed from my upper chest 3 weeks ago there is a lump on it and it's red and sore I am just very worried it's infected and the doctor said it would be a white line now I've this lump on it and it looks awful.





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