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  • Acne vulgaris on the back

    Acne

    A common skin condition, which can affect the face, arms, back and chest with red spots and blackheads. Read more →

  • Milia Eyes

    Milia Eyes

    Milia are small white spots that usually appear around the eyes and eyelids. Read more →

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    Problem Piercings

    People have been piercing their bodies for thousands of years, but whilst modern day teenagers are more likely to be doing it to make a fashion statement than to intimidate their enemies, the potential health problems are much the same. Read more →

  • Epididymal Cyst

    An epididymal cyst is a smooth, fluid-filled lump found on the testicles. Read more →

    I am 24 years old, and over the last year I have developed about 2 very noticeable cysts on my cheek. They have been infected before, but for the last 6 months or so I have had no problems with them - aside from them destroying my self confidence. I've recently seen a dermatologist after an 11 month waiting period, who took one look at me, said I had cystic acne and need to go on roaccutane. I have seen 2 doctors before the derm, who both said they were sebacous cysts. I'm willing to try anything to get these cysts away but having done some research apparently the roaccutane may clear up my acne (I only suffer from hormonal breakouts - this does not worry me) but will do NOTHING for these cysts. If anyone has went through something similar any advice you can offer would be amazing.





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    HiAll I have been treating along with my Doctor for the last month.It started as lump on my cheek but after time grew very large and angry. My doctor diagnosed a sebaceous cyst and prescribed a course of ant biotics and told me to return in 10 days which i did, he still was not happy and put me on a further course of anti biotics. However when the cyst began to weep i started to use magnesium sulphate paste on hydrocolloid dressings which is a clear plaster to draw the poison out. So far so good and the plastersare still drawing out the poison which is rather smelly. Back to the doctors on friday at his recommendation but bear with it until the poison is out. DONT GIVE UP

    I'm going through exactly the same problem. I'm fed up of the NHS and am going privately to get it removed it's ruined my confidence for nearly a year as, like you, it's on my cheek. I've had 5 different types of tablets and the dermatologist gave me some creams.. They say to be patient but there is no sign of even a tiny improvement. Nothing has changed since. Let me know how you get on, or if you have had any luck with reducing it!

    I have gone through the exact same thing for 3 years. My first sebaceous cyst was between my cheek and my chin. My derm also told me it was an acne cyst. He gave me 3 steroid injections into the cyst. Each time it went away but came back even bigger. It was the worst mistake I'd made. I then went to see a plastic surgeon and he lanced it, tried to shrink the cyst (wall and all) and wound up removing it. I had to heal from a scar, but the scar isn't even noticeable any more. Unfortunately, 3 years later I got another one on my cheek and had it removed last week. Best advice I can give you is that if you want them gone, find a good plastic surgeon.

    I am 26 was diagnosed with pcos about 2 years ago, after visiting three different GP practices since I was 18. The only symptoms I have are lack of periods, hirsuitism, and that I can not lose weight. Having had scans they could not find any cysts on my ovaries. I do not know how I can be diagnosed with pcos without having any cysts? Has anyone else been diagnosed with pcos without actually having any cysts?





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    i have epididymal cysts making my scrotum as big as a grapefruit if not bigger. i suffer from copd and not a good candidate for a general anasthetic, can cysts be removed under local?





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    Hi all...I think you should all look into a drug called Diethylstilbestrol (DES). It was a drug given to pregnant women for 4 decades between 1938 - 1972. Epididymal cysts are an adverse effect of the in utero exposure to this Non-Steroidal synthetic Estrogen. Look it up! Sons born and grandsons born are susceptible to them. they are supposed to be benign but yes, painful and annoying. I am a DES daughter.

    hiya i have been suffering with cysts and lumps in my breast for 11 years now and they are getting more painful and their growing in size and numbers, i have been told by the hospital that they can not remove them as their benign cysts among lumpy tissue, is this true? as i find it really harsh as i am in pain every day and unable to work because of this....





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    I have multiple cysts in my body I find them to be unpleasant please suggest me diagnosis for multiple cysts....im 19





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    I'm 40 and had my tubes tied while giving birth to my fourth child by c-section in December. my periods since have been extremely heavy, changing super plus tampons plus night time towels at least every hour for 3-4 days.I also had a couple of ovarian cysts removed at the same time. Is this normal after sterilisation and/or removal of cysts? Thank You, M.O.





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    I was told today that I have a backwards uterus because lastnight I had some a lot of pain, I also found out I have two cysts on my left ovaries so everytime my womb expands it braces the cysts which causes the pain.I have suffered with lower back pain for years jus never knew the cause.My real question is I'm am 8 weeks pregnant n I just wanna know if I will have a normal delivery or 9-section due to this problem..





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    I am 20 and have all the signs of pcos but have not been diagnosed properly as i only had 1 cyst on the right overy which was removed last october (2011), I am now trying to conceive naturally as i have been told from a recent scan that no new cysts have grown, i have brought an ovulation kit and as yet ive had no luck in conceiving or ovulation. Do you have to have cysts to be diagnosed? How can i get help to conceive the baby that i long to have as it is really getting me down





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    Hi i am 27 i have got pcos this is on my right overy,i get pain in my stomach and lower abdominal pain. I have been to the hospital where they performed several tests (blood test + scan)and they said i had small cysts. The doctor said i would have to lose weight in order to shrink the cyst and my period is irregular. I want to know how my period can become regular and what are the chances of me becoming pregnant and will the cysts effect me becoming pregnant?





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    hey darling iam 25 and i have both types of infertility! pcos and enomitrosis! didnt have a period of 5 years in and out of hospital with pain they also found i not just only got pcos i had the otehr condition to follow i had an operation to laser it off and still couldnt get pregnant ask him to give you some tablets to help you to get pregnant wich can also help the pain! i have got a 3 year old girl and on the plus side hun when uve had a baby the pain goes away my advice is to stop trying as maybe ur trying to hard stop trying and let nature to take its course im sure it will happen xx

    l'm 43yrs old, breast feed my son for 1yr2months.after he turned 2,l thourght l was pregnant again.breasts swell up,very hot and tender to the touch,feverish and had milk,doctor tested me no l wasn't ever since each month just before cycle same thing happens.my son is now 9yrs old.now l have 2 cysts grape size in lt breast 5 small cysts in rt breast thats what my doctor said today but just sent me on my way and said they'll go away and l'll be fine no anit-biot nothing.what would you do?





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    I'd change my doctor! Its clear you need to know whats going on and why this is happening, and it sounds like your doctor isn't helping you out with this! Its a scary thing with all the facts and figures about cancer and things, so if I were you, I'd change my doctor and get a second opinion :) hope this helps

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    A friend of mine suffers from seb cysts on his face especially and was booked in to have them surgically removed. About 2 weeks before his surgical appointment he was told of an old cure for cysts which was a poltus made up form Horsetail hair which is a plant which is found commonly in Ireland. He bathed the cysts twice daily with this poltus and it was a huge success.All three large cysts came to the surface which he then removed. They have not come back. I would advise more research into this method should anyone consider trying it





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    can u please tell me how he made the poltus up

    where did he get this poultice from please

    About 4 years ago i have had all symptoms for having PCOS but no cysts I was scanned again and this time i had loads of cysts and a larger right cyst. But just waiting for a period to have bloods taken as had bloods taken but it was all fine. I sometimes have sharp pains on my right side of my stomach. Do I need to be worried? Do I have to have the cysts removed?





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    I'm now 53 and had a lifetime of problems. Labeled a "cystformer" by one of my early gynecologists who removed one of the most painful cysts at 35, my ovaries continued to make cysts well into my 40s until my fibromyalgia was diagnosed. luckily I sought hormonal treatment for both my reproductive hormones and endocrine hormones. My cysts never returned.





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    I am 45 years old, and every couple of months i have to have painfull cysts syringed from my breasts. These cysts are very painfull and sometimes i cant even bare the quilt touching them, as soon as they are drained i do get relief but im back again in the next couple of weeks. is there any other treatment available? These cysts are always quite big.





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    I have two cysts on the back and top of my head. One of the cysts burst and emptied but unfortunately it has grown back and it has grown much bigger.They are quite uncomfortable at times. I did visit the doctor when I first found the cysts and was told that they could cut them out but they would have to shave my head. Hence I still have them !





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    I'm an 18 year old girl and am not sexually active, I do masturbate however (and I think this might be the cause to my issue). I've started to get cysts at the bottom and the right side of my labia. I've looked it up and I think these are Bartholin's Cysts, as they're pea-sized (they're two cysts joined up) and in the Bartholin's gland area. I was relieved as the first time I got them they disappeared within a few days. I thought that they wouldn't come back, but they've become quite frequent. Are they harmless? Is there any treatment I can have to stop them from appearing? Does anyone else have this problem?





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    You could always return to your g.p and ask him to refer.you for a scan once more at the hospital.this will confirm whether you've still got cysts because they can disappear.all on their own with no medical treatment.in fact I had cysts on both ovaries and I've been told that they do not.intervene.my pain was worse and so I took codeine phosphate.I was right the cysts were larger but the hospital still did nothing.approx two years later my pain eased.off so I requested another scan and everything's fine now.plz try not to worry.

    Are acne related cysts? You might benefit from isotretinoin. However existing cysts do need excision.

    Are acne related cysts? You might benefit from isotretinoin. However existing cysts do need excision.

    i have been gone thru ultrsound 1 weeek ago my first ultrasound showed dat i got a vericocele but then my urologist said to have a color doppler test afetr dat i found cysts on my left testicle it pain afetr peeing not everytime but 3 to 5 days consistent..dr said its a normal thing if it dsnt grow..he told me to masturbate 3to4 times a week....bcoz dat cysts shud not get larger or painfull...cysts patients try masturbating it works..:)





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    That's BS...you can masturbate to have fun BUT it will not relieve the pressure a Cyst puts on the Testicle itself...IF anything what you are doing is just making the cyst more comfortable by jiggling the scrotum...thereby getting a sense that it is relieving the pressure...only way to relieve the pressure is to pierce the cyst...with a sterile 10gauge syringe needle...or have it opened and stiched back on itself by a surgeon...The Jury is out on this issue...its so common...but really after you "Self Drain a Few times its easy and done in the shower for hygene"

    i am 17 years old i often gets cysts on the inside of my legs along my underwear line and also on the edge of my hip. my mum gets the same cysts in the same places and was told that she had pcos... does this mean i might have it aswell??





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    my son jordan has suffered with sever aggressive acne with cysts on his neck back and face ,he's been treated with various antibiotics over the last 5 years and had one removed from his back in 2008 and still suffers really bad ,he currently has about 12 of these cysts on his neck which form in four large groups of cysts all blocked together ,he cant wear t shirts he's to embarressed if he wears a shirt its only once due to the puss and blood his face is scared as well ,il try and get him to put a photo on here ,any help will be extremley welcomed,thank you.





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    Thanks for all the comments and insights. I am 50 with several cysts that I have probably had for years. I went to the urologist last week because of a hydrocele (nearly 9cm) and they found the cysts with the ultrasound. Going to have surgery on March 31, 2015 to remove/repair all. Will let you know how it goes.





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    I have been suffering with cysts or abcesses on my breasts for years. Im notr sure whether it is abcesses or cysts though as my doctor has never actually told me what they are. They just give me antibiotics, i have been to hospital once and was again just given antibiotics. This time around the pain was so bad that i could,nt move. When i have them my breast becomes swollen, red, has large hard masses in different areas and very painful, eventually it burst and pus and blood comes out. Can you advise me whether it is abcesses or cysts. I am not breastfeeding, had my child 13 years ago and no problem breastfeeding.





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    its interesting treating a cysts with antibiotics.. if there is no actual infection present...seems thete are lots of placebo methods of treating this condition..a broad spectrum antibiotic will sort infection but wont stop that dull thudding pain.. the pain is because the cysts is Exerting pressure on your testicle much like actually squeeseing it with the fingers...only way to stop it doing that is to stop fluid build up or drain fluid..try an 8 gauge needle straight into your cysts being sure your sanitise everything throughly...let the fluid run until it stops then remove needle...use a torch to shine through the cysts...to make sure your are not hitting a blood vessel..almost painless and then no ache...your will have to repeat this every few months but once your work up th er courage to SELF Drain it youll be fine think twice before.your let them talk your into surgery....as results are....Not Guaranteed and your may ends up with a golden staff to add to your misery...on the bright side its only a cysts not cancer right ....

    To all those people who suffer with Sebaceous Cysts I truly understand the pain, frustration and the humiliation that comes with the condition. I have had absolutely terrible cysts all over my penis since I was 13 years old. Every G.P. I've spoken to has sent me home with the unhelpful advice to just leave them alone. Of course they eventually grow so large that they burst and then scar. Now I am ashamed of my penis, I have trouble getting errections evn though I am in a very loving relationship. It seems there are potions and pills for every skin condition out there but nothing for Sebaceous Cysts. I am nearly 40 now and would do just about anything to have a soluition to this self esteem destroying problem. Embarrassing Bodies please help!





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    Hi i have suffered with HS for around 8 years now and was finally diagnosed about 8 months ago and now having them cut out just waiting for a hospital date. I suffer from cysts on my ovaries and PCOS and the only time my cysts under my arms went was when i was pregnant so definitely hornmone related. Im so happy to see im not on my own.





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    Is it normal for these cysts to cause a great deal of pain? I'm in the process of trying to determine what is causing pain in my left testicle. It's been about three months now and more cysts have developed since my first ultrasound. (I can feel them) My testicle hurts so much it makes me feel nauseous and puke all the time. I'm unable to work or do anything for that matter, walking causes more pain. It's not epiditimytis, chlamydia, torsioned testicle or kidney stones. We have crossed all of those off the list. Is it possible for the cysts to cause this much pain simply because of their location? Or could it be something else? I am 23 years old.





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    Hi my names tony I'm 23 years old, I have a few lumps around each testicle and they feel dull a lot and cause pain, I been to the doctors and clinic a lot and they said I'm abit paranoid, as theses are cysts but I keep worrying about this as it hurts a lot, and also they gave me tablets before for an no specific urethitus infection they said, but now they said there is no infection present, but I'm not sure if the infection caused the cysts, so was just wondering about this and what I could do? As I'm nt sure if the infection has fully gone because I have these cysts and dnt knw hw to stop the pain and hw will they go? But like I said iv been to the gp and clinic a lot they keep saying I'm paranoid and worrying too much, help please!





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    It is important to consult your GP. He/she may refer you for an ultrasound scan which will determine what the lumps are. Hydroceles and epididymal cysts are similar: they are simply collections of benign fluid. The former rests around a testicle and the latter remains on the tubes. Usually, they are harmless but if you suffer considerable discomfort, you should seek further medical advice. Your doctor will discuss any relevant treatment necessary.

    my boyfriend has a cysts what keeps leaking pus they told him at the doctors that it is somekind of infection or cysts nothing to worry about but he has had it for 8 monthes and is now leaking pus and smelling doea anyone know what this is please help





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