* The most remarkable thing from my point of view was the complete lack of pain or even discomfort during and after the operation
This cyst was on the patient's shoulder and care was taken to leave the scar so that it was hidden by the bra strap
This troublesome cyst beside the eye is shown here at 6 weeks after cyst removal
What problems can cysts cause?
What is the best way to treat an infected cyst?
Why can’t I have my cyst removed when it is infected?
Do I need to have my cyst removed – could it be a cancer?
Unusual features include:
- a rapid increase in size – although they may increase in size rapidly when infected pain associated with the cyst – benign cysts are painless, although they may be uncomfortable – again, there will be pain if the cyst is infected
- hardness – a benign cyst is smooth and has a firm consistency, if your cyst is hard, has irregular edges or feels craggy, then you should get it checked out.
If you are worried, then you should get your cyst checked by your doctor. Once it is confirmed that your cyst is nothing more sinister, then you can leave it, as long as it does not cause any problems. However, cysts can frequently case problems.
What will it look like after my cyst is removed?
If the cyst is very large or has been there for a long time, it may have caused pressure on the surrounding structures, and so when it is removed, it can leave a dent from where it came. This usually settles in time and should not present too much of a problem in the long term.