Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Skin Forum

itchy, strange sensations from area cyst was removed?

Must Read
Acne is a common skin condition - but what types of acne can a person have? Start learning about acne here....
Does chocolate or greasy food cause acne? Learn the difference between fact and myth...plus who is at risk for getting acne?...
Severity of acne and symptoms vary by individual. Learn the difference between mild and sever acne here...and when you should seek medical help for acne....
User Profile
Inside my back a cyst was removed several years ago--the size of an orange. Where the indentation still exists from the surgery, it is itchy and strange sensations come from that area. Could the cyst have come back? Should I be concerned or not?


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied October 30th, 2011
(online)
Skin Answer A28059
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

What you are having is a sebaceous cyst on the back. Treatment includes small surgical opening into the skin and removing the sac (excision biopsy). But recurrence is quite common which may be happening in your case. I suggest you to get the diagnosis confirmed from a dermatologist after examination.

Since you had surgical excision earlier, Carbon dioxide laser can be used to make small hole and cystic contents are gently squeezed out. Care is taken to keep the wall intact and then the cyst wall is taken out.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Skin , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.