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Noncancerous, Fluid-Filled
Growths On The Body

Cysts are noncancerous growths that can form in different tissues throughout the body. They are typically filled with fluid, semi-solid material, or air. Cysts can vary in size, from tiny to large masses. While some cysts are painless and go unnoticed, others may cause discomfort, swelling, or tenderness. Common types include ovarian cysts, sebaceous cysts, and ganglion cysts. Proper evaluation and diagnosis by medical professionals are crucial for effective treatment and management.

Common Symptoms of Cysts:

  • Unexplained lumps or bumps
  • Swelling or enlargement of a particular area
  • Pain or tenderness in the affected area
  • Redness or inflammation
  • Changes in skin texture or color over the cyst
  • Discomfort or pressure sensation
  • Limited range of motion in nearby joints
  • Fluid-filled sacs that can be felt under the skin
  • Increased sensitivity or pain with pressure or movement
  • Visible protrusions or bulges on the surface of the skin
  • Discharge or leakage from the cyst

Potential Causes of Cysts:

  • Blockage of ducts or glands: Obstruction in the ducts or glands can lead to the accumulation of fluids and the formation of cysts.
  • Hormonal imbalances: Fluctuations in hormone levels can contribute to cysts.
  • Infection: Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections can trigger the formation of cysts.
  • Genetic factors: Certain genetic conditions or predispositions can increase the risk of cysts.
  • Chronic inflammation: Long-term inflammation in tissues can prompt cyst formation.
  • Trauma or injury: Physical trauma can cause cysts to develop as part of the healing process.
  • Congenital abnormalities: Structural abnormalities present from birth can result in cyst formation in different organs or tissues.

Treatment Options for Cysts

Treatment options for cysts vary depending on the type, size, location, and individual factors. They can range from watchful waiting and conservative management to more active interventions. Options may include surgical procedures such as robotic or laparoscopic surgery, medication, drainage, or other medical modalities. It is essential to consult with a specialist like Dr. Moore to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific situation.

Schedule Your Consultation

Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Moore, invites you to schedule a consultation. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Moore specializes in treating cysts and offers personalized treatment plans. Conveniently located in Stone Ridge, our team is committed to providing exceptional care. Take the first step toward a comprehensive evaluation and tailored treatment by scheduling your consultation.

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