According to MedicineNet.com, a cyst is a closed capsule or sac-like structure, usually filled with liquid, semisolid, or gaseous material. Cysts usually occur within almost any type of the body’s tissue; they vary in size from microscopic to large structures that can displace internal organs. Although cysts can also refer to any normal bag or sac formation in the body, in this article, we will use the definition stated above and consider it to be an abnormal formation. They have distinct membranes or cyst walls and if the sac is filled with pus, it is usually considered an abscess, not a cyst.
Cysts could develop in different areas in the body and arise from different tissues in the body. The prognosis of a cyst depends upon its underlying cause and sometimes on its size. The majority of cysts are small and benign, and they require no treatment and have a good prognosis. Moreover, Some benign but large cysts may have a fair to good prognosis but may require surgery or aspiration to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Seeking medical advice is highly recommended.
Treat uninfected epidermoid and sebaceous cysts at home. Signs of infection include the area becoming swollen, red, tender, or red and warm. which indicate an infection, you should seek medical care from your physician.
If the cyst causes pain or discomfort with walking or intercourse, medical care is needed to treat the cyst carefully or surgery with a good doctor.
Use a wet, warm compress over an epidermoid cyst to encourage it to drain and heal. Cystic acne responds better to ice than it does to heat. This involves sitting in several inches of warm water to encourage the cyst to drain.
The risk factors for a cyst depend on the underlying cause. Genetic conditions, defects in developing organs, infections, tumors, and any obstructions to the flow of fluid or oils or other substances are risk factors for cyst development.
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