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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 a cyst just under my Virginia had one before and I burst it this one is a lot bigger will I try burst this r just let it be help





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I have these type of lumps/cysts on my cheeks they have been there nearly a year, I can't even go out the house anymore. I'm getting seriously depressed. Been to doctors, they gave me tablets that don't even work. Lost myself.





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I have had a slowly swelling sebaceous cyst on my arm since I was sixteen. Today I had it removed at the age of 46 because I was starting to bump it on surfaces and was sick of seeing it. All done in 30mins in the local doctors surgery with a local anaesthetic. Very happy :D





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I have a cyst on my cheak about pea sized. It appeared about 7 weeks ago. Ive tried 2 courses of antibiotics and its no budging. Im really conscious of it now and im not sure ig I should go for surgery as it will scar. Im leaving to go travelling in a couple of weeks and need this sorting. But I dont want a healing scar on my face when im going away and im meeting new people. But im running out of time. What should I do? ??





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I have a sebaceous cyst on my lower back it is now 9 x 7cm and is becoming uncomfortable when i sit or lay down. Should I have it removed? And if I should can it be drawn out? As I am reluctant to have surgery as I'm taking Tamoxifen for breast cancer.





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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 :)

What you may have are lipoma. Look it up - they're hard fat lumps under the skin. I know because I have a few myself! They can be removed, although it's considered cosmetic surgery so may not be available on the NHS. Good luck to you!

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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