Epidermoid Cysts

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  • juliachins

    cyst removal

    I have a cyst on my forehead and went to see my gp about having it removed. He referred my to the NHS but said it was cosmetic so they may refuse to remove it. Since then, I have noticed an awful smell coming from it, almost like an off cheese smell (sorry for tmi) anyway, Its not weeping but is making...

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  • bill3

    Cyst removal, where? South West

    I visited my GP and he told me that i have a small Sebaceous cyst on my head, it is about the size of a pigeon pea, not very big I know, but as a bald bloke it feels like a conker! I asked him if it could be removed but he said that its cosmetic and as such would not be carried out on the NHS, I am...

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  • Guest

    Puncturing a sebaceous cyst

    Can anyone advise if there are any major side effects of puncturing and thoroughly cleaning out a cyst hygienically? I've heard that this would most likely refill in time but I could live with that. I have one on the top of my head and am very concious of it but for cosmetic reasons I'm scared...

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  • Rik1087

    sebaceous cyst

    Good morning, for years ive been suffering from these types of cyst's. Usually they are manageable, and are just hard red lumps under the skin, eventually a head appears, and i pop them, they always appear on my inner thighs. All that comes out is a small amount of blood and puss, and they eventually...

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  • cambtone

    sebaceous cysts

    These can be annoying and embarrassing and, if infected, very painful. They are caused by blockage of the sebum normally secreted to moisturise our skin. One bacterium, with the name Propionibacterium acnes, will thrive in this environment and cause inflammatory acne. This is why a solution of baby...

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  • Guest

    Skin Cysts

    I'm 42 male. I first noticed a smooth cyst on my rigt arm. and with a couple of years these appear on both arms, belly ,and thighs. I did consult doctor who said that these are no harmfull and will re-develop if removed. Some times they feel itching but very rare.

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  • Guest

    Sebaceous cyst

    28 months ago I developed a large red painful \&quot;blind boil\&quot; on my back. The doctor wrongly diagnosed shingles. Friends assured me it wasn't. For two weeks on holiday my wife treated it, a sterilized needle allowed pus to escape, dressings were applied and it gradually improved....

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  • Guest

    cysts

    I had cysts in a area lets say is a bit embarrising for a man :D . I had them for 13 years and developed a large quanty of them. They didn't bother me but looked terrible. I went to doctor and got a refural to a sergent and went a month ago for my first sitting of two to get them removed :? . I...

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  • Guest

    epidermal cyst?

    I Have a type of cyst on my genital area, its rather large, and inflamed, and its oozing out this reddish tooth paste like...... puss? anyways, im fairly young (16), so im concerned to go see my doctor ( Kind of self conscious...) anyone had this type of cyst? Does it usually go away on its own?

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  • Cystybod

    Cyst as a result of an injury?

    I have several cysts - one on my leg where I had a booster injection when I was 11. This was the size of a lentil and was there for many many years but has now disappeared. I have others on my arm and on my rump from other injections. I infer these are from injections because they are on 'injection...

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  • Guest

    sebaceous cyst

    My son had a lump form on the side of his temple when he was just 4 months old, the doctors refered him to the hospital and then the lump seemed to gradually disappear on its on so he was then discharged, only for the lump to re appear with avengance a couple of months later, this time it got to nearly...

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  • Guest

    surgical removal of large cyst

    :lol: It is now 5 hours since the removal of a large cyst on my upper back. This was removed under local anaesthetic by my Doctor with a nurse in attendance. The surgery took one hour, lying on my stomach, and my Doctor removed the cyst very slowly as it was larger and deeper than was realised and he...

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  • Guest

    Cyst on scalp

    I have had a cyst on my scalp for approx 3 years and its about 3 inches in from the front of my hair line. It's really bothering me and I want to get it removed, bit I have long hair and where it's at the front i'm worried i'll scar and the hair wont grow back properly. Can any other...

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  • Guest

    sebaceous cysts on scalp

    At 19 i noticed several cysts on my head, i had the larger two removed from the top of my hair, pain free. I am now 25 and have noticed they have returned on the top of my head, i have several others, but one is quite large a few inches up from my neck, and few inches in from my ear (if that makes sense)....

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  • Guest

    Cyst removal on head

    I have had a cyst removed from my head today been bothering me for 3 years. The cyst was removed with no pain, only a small section of hair shaved. Glad to have it gone!

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  • Guest

    Cysts

    I had four cysts on the top of my head which I had removed. I was given a local anasthetic and the doctor just cut them away - it took about an hour but I felt no pain and was lucky in that not much hair had to be shaved off. That was approximately 24 years ago. Unfortunately two of the cysts have...

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  • Guest

    CYSTS ON EYE LIDS

    I have had 3 cysts removed from one eyelid and 1 from the other eyelid. The consultants who carried out removal of the cysts (all at different times over a 4yr period) told me that they are not completey sure why some people are more prone to these than others or even why they re occur. Anyway after...

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  • Guest

    pilar cysts

    I have had a cyst on my scalp for a few years. As stated it did not pain, or bother me however it grew from apimple size to a few cm. I went to a skin specialist who injected it to see what came out since then it was now red swollen and painful. My head face and forehead pained for a week. I went...

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  • Guest

    Cyst on the back of my Head

    I have had a lump on the back of my head that keeps flaring up, to the point where I cant place my head on the pillow, anyway I went to the doctors and was given anti biotics this settled it down but when the course finished it flared up, Ive been back 3 times, given 3 different antibiotics and still...

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  • Guest

    Is it dangerous to leave a cyst

    Hi I have what I think is a cyst (small lump about the size of a pea) on my head, now and again it does hurt but does anyone know if they are ok left alone or should they be looked at Thanks for any help

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  • Ananth Natarajan

    My Sebaceous Cyst

    I am male, 41. I have been having the cyst for the past 12 months. Dont remember how it started. For the first month or so, there was no pain. Then I started having pain, especially during my gym workouts and after a bath. the cyst got punctured several times, oozing a greyish fluid. Its size and colour...

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  • Guest

    Cysts

    I have a cyst on the top left side of my head and i am 14 years old i have had my cyst for about 4 years now, i have had to change my hairstlye so no one can see it. now however it is getting increasing difficult to cover it with my hair. It is quite large, about 3 or 4 cm maybe more. It bothers me alot,...

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  • Guest

    Sebaceous cyst on face

    Hey everyone Just wanted to share my 'experience' of having a cyst. I have had severe image problems most of my life (I'm currently 19, soon to be 20), and at the end of last year was diagnosed as being body dysmorphic. Literally about 4 days later, I had a black, small flat dot come up on...

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  • Zars

    I pulled out the sac..

    I actually have 9 sebaceous cysts on my head. I’m 25 now and every year I seem to get a new one join the crew. They really get on my nerves but I try to be grateful that they cause no harm and nobody but me can see them. However, last October one became infected and ended up looking like a spot, so I...

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  • Guest

    sebaceous cyst

    I had a cyst on my calf. The doctor said go away and keep an eye on it. Well, a year later it suddenly swelled and burst, so I went to another doctor who promptly drained it, packed it with some stuff and gave it an injection and said come back tomorrow (Saturday). Again it was drained and packed and...

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  • Guest

    Sebaceous cysts on Head

    I've just had minor surgery under local anasthesia to remove 2 cysts from my head, a small one at the front right between my parting and fringe and a larger one towards the top of the side of my head. A GP from my practice did the surgery in his secondary care clinic. I hadn't seen him before...

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  • Guest

    why did mmy sebaceous cyst smeel so bad

    well i have dad teh cyst on my rear side for some yeays now well on day i was trying to pop it and when it finally popped this nasty looking white stuff came out it smelt so bad i was not able to go into the bathroom for some time if someone knows why it was such a pugent smell please tell me. the other...

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