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Drained on my back yesterday. It was bigger than a golf ball. Hurt like hell. Doctor lanced and squeezed, and squeezed more. OUCH! Then packed it with gauze or some other crap. Had to go back this morning for repacking and more squeezing and antibiotics. Same tomorrow.
Old 02-13-2018, 08:45 AM
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Bet that smelled good..
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You'll be fine!
I had a small cyst about 3/8" in diameter on my back for years, then over about a month it grew big. I went through just what you're going through now, and all is well.
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I had a nasty pilondonial (sp) cyst on my tailbone, eventually it popped and smelt god awful but the pressure relief felt was instantaneous. I get sebaceous ones on my neck/back but they eventually go away on their own. Take your antibiotics! staph comes out of those things.
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If they don't do it right and cut out the core or walls of the cyst, it will keep coming back. I'm pretty sure you are just in the beginning stages of the fun now. They will have to continue to drain and pack it until any inflammation or infection goes away, then they can go back in and dig out the pocket that contained the cyst. At least that is the procedure that was performed on mine. But there are different kinds of cyst, so yours may not be the type that mine was, mine kept reoccurring and they said it would until the sack itself was removed. Never had a problem since then (at least not with the one they removed).
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Been there a coupe of times. Last time I advised the doc not to deaden, just get it over with. A decision I came to second guess.
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I get them all the time. Stopped going to the Dr, 30 years ago for them. I use a syringe and drain them myself. Heavy dose of pennacillain ( spelling ). One's I can't reach, bride does. Like they say...."For better or Worse"...

Much, much less painful this way as well.

Trust me, I know exactly what you went through.. I have had dozens that have been that size, dozens much larger.

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Educated guess is sebaceous cyst. Incision and drainage of inflamed cyst, without antibiotics, is usually sufficient to settle things down. Larger ones do well with a drain that is repacked until the dead space is eliminated. After things have settled considerably, not a bad idea to have the area excised to get the cyst wall out since it sounds as though the wall was not enucleated yesterday. Otherwise the cyst may recur months, or years, from now.
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Why I clicked on this while eating lunch I will never know.
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I recently watched a program about some woman doctor who specializes in treating growths/cysts/etc.. The short of it was removal was the proper treatment or you will be going back often. One patient had his drained several times and it was so big he had to keep shirt draped over his shoulder.


Wish I coud remember the name of the program but it was pretty informative.
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
If they don't do it right and cut out the core or walls of the cyst, it will keep coming back. I'm pretty sure you are just in the beginning stages of the fun now. They will have to continue to drain and pack it until any inflammation or infection goes away, then they can go back in and dig out the pocket that contained the cyst. At least that is the procedure that was performed on mine. But there are different kinds of cyst, so yours may not be the type that mine was, mine kept reoccurring and they said it would until the sack itself was removed. Never had a problem since then (at least not with the one they removed).
This^^^^^^^^^
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Youtube... "Two women one cyst".
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Why I clicked on this while eating lunch I will never know.


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if it was on your tailbone it will come back until you see a specialist.

Ask me how I know.
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Originally Posted by MrWesson View Post
if it was on your tailbone it will come back until you see a specialist.

Ask me how I know.
Wait until you get one in the area between your tailbone and nads.......you'd happily trade it for 10 anywhere else!!
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
Wait until you get one in the area between your tailbone and nads.......you'd happily trade it for 10 anywhere else!!
Prostate biopsy was enough, thank you!
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You guys oughta shower more than once a week down there in FL. Might help with your boils.




Kidding......I excise those all the time. Best to do it before it gets drained by some hack because it's easier to get the entire cyst when there's not all the scarring. That said, if it's infected it needs to be drained and packed, antibiotics not usually needed.
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Originally Posted by MrWesson View Post
if it was on your tailbone it will come back until you see a specialist.

Ask me how I know.
Ok... So how do you know?

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