Cyst is a sac-like structure or closed capsule fitted with semisolid, liquid or gaseous material. They are usually seen in any kind of body tissue that differs in size, starting from microscopic to large structures. Though they are also referred to sac formation or normal bag, they grow larger over time.
Mostly, small cysts do not have any signs and symptoms. However, they can be felt as a bump or in the tissues beneath your skin. Sometimes cysts are painful as they are not associated with the skin but with internal organs that might not produce any symptoms when they are small. If the cysts become large and block normal flow of fluid in the tissues such as pancreas, liver or other organs, then the symptoms related to those organs might develop.
The risk factors might depend on several causes such as:
Cysts are usually removed with the combination of laser and micro excision surgery to attain appropriate cosmetic result.Local anaesthetic is needed to make the procedure less painful. There is a technique calledshort scar/ micro excision that involves removing the contents of the cyst initially and then the sac or wall that surrounds it so that the cyst may not occur again. A cautery laser is used to stop the bleeding and the resulting wound requiresproper stitches.
You need to consult with yourdocotrwho will advise which method of removal is suitable for you.
Yes, you will have some scar marks at the time of cyst removal. Though scars fade over time, there is a special combination of laser and surgery designed to leave small scars that will heal overtime. This makes it less noticeable than original cyst for most people.
We do not need to see the patient after surgery as the wounds heal quickly. If there is any need to test any mole, we will write to you within 1-2 weeks and inform about the result. If you are having any problems, we will ensure it is dealt withpromptly.
Some cysts are cancerous and they require early treatment. If left untreated, cysts can be the reason for serious infections. The cyst fills with bacteria and pus, and becomes an abscess which can lead to blood poisoning.