So this is a little icky, but I had a gallbladder removal about 10 years ago, and about 5 years ago, a small lump developed over the scar. I looked that up online, and it appears to be a regular thing, no big deal, so I got used to it. It would occasionally hurt, but mostly, it was just there, a fatty, roly-poly thing. But two nights ago... [more inside]
My 20 month old (uncircumcised) son has a cyst on his penis. We going to see an expert but we have to wait a few weeks to get in and are feeling quite nervous. I am wondering if anyone has experience with this and what we should expect. [more inside]
Hi! So first of all let me preface this by saying I do NOT think I have cancer. [more inside]
Had pelvic pain, went to the ER. They told me that it was a result of "possibly a ruptured ovarian cyst." I felt strange the next day - my primacy care physician told me that this was normal and that the liquid needs to reabsorb into my body. I have some questions about your experiences with this. [more inside]
Help me cover up this big dark bump on my shoulder with makeup or other tricks! [more inside]
On its own, so no berating me! [more inside]
Doctor says not to worry about findings on my CT scan. I'm worried. Whom should I go to for reassurance/confirmation?
CT scan shows choledochocele and liver cysts, should I really not worry? [more inside]
I've got a giant painful cystic pimple on my vulva (where the mons pubis meets the labia majora, as in this illustration ). Even if it weren't a bad idea, I couldn't pop it--it's too deep. What can I do to make it less painful?
YANMD, but help me decide if this is a benign cyst or a bigger problem [more inside]
I've got a 14-year-old male indoor cat with a large lump inside his mouth, on his cheek. He doesn't seem to notice or care much—he's been eating/drinking and behaving normally (alpha male). He accidentally bites down on it sometimes and causes it to bleed. It's not a substantial amount of blood, but that doesn't seem healthy. [more inside]
TMIfilter: I might have a pilonidal cyst. [more inside]
A cyst that was drained on my back 3 weeks ago is still a raised, long-ish bruise (after a doctor followup and cortisone shot last week). How alarming is this? [more inside]
I just had surgery yesterday on my wrist. I've never had surgery before, much less something that basically left me helpless, and I'm having some trouble adjusting. If you've had surgery on your arm/wrist, I would appreciate any advice as to how you got around/functioned/dealt with needing other people's help. [more inside]
II have a painful swelling at my tailbone that I think is a pilonidal cyst. I'm traveling and can't see my doctor until next week. What should I do?
I have a painful swelling at my tailbone that I think is a pilonidal cyst. I'm traveling and can't see my doctor until next week. What should I do? [more inside]
Small bowel malabsorption question. CT Scan shows something nobody expects, but can't really explain. Doctor says not to worry, but... [more inside]
How serious is an arachnoid cyst in my brain? [more inside]
I've developed a slightly painful bump on the top of my left foot. I don't have any insurance. What to do? [more inside]
I had an ultrasound today because I've been experiencing a lot of ovarian pain, and I've long suspected PCOS and never had it comfirmed. They called with the results to say that I do indeed have PCOS, with many small follicular cysts on my left ovary, but in addition they found either a) 2 complex septated cysts both 4 cm in diameter or b) 1 giant complex septated cyst (giant is my word, not theirs). They can't tell if its joined or not. My question is: is my doctor taking this seriously enough? [more inside]
My 8 week old baby is starting to develop a swollen lower right eye-lid. It is starting to look like a black eye. The opthamologist thinks it is a developmental cyst, and told us just to keep an eye on it. Today, it is starting to cause her eye to close slightly. My wife is in tears. Anyone have an opinion on what is going on here, what the options are for a 2 month old, and also, what will make us not freak out.
Thursday I went to the ER with sudden sharp pains, which turned out to be a large ovarian cyst. The Dr said I might need emergency surgery to remove it. After getting some tests back he wants to "wait and see" about a month before approving their removal. I'm still in a lot of pain and want to try convince him to please just take them out... but not sure how I can talk him into it. [more inside]
How ought I deal with a ganglion cyst until I can get to the doctor? Problem: it's not on my wrist. [more inside]
I'm having a sebaceous cyst removed from my back and I'd like to know how much discomfort I'm going to be in afterwards, and if I'll be able to (or want to) go back to work for the rest of the day. [more inside]
The wonderful world of pilonidal cysts... [more inside]
In the last two weeks, a weird nodule has formed on the bottom of my tongue. I think it's a ranula, but I'm not a doctor and can't say that for certain. I don't have health insurance, but I gotta get rid of this thing before it gets massive and more painful. What kind of doctor do I see to get this removed? How much will something like this (getting a "thing" on your tongue removed) typically cost? [more inside]
I have a large cyst on one of my ovaries but I have to wait until the beginning of the week to find out if I have to have surgery and the waiting is killing me! I am wondering if some of you could throw some educated guesses my way on what I may be in for? [more inside]
Anyone know anything about sebaceous cysts? [more inside]