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Surgical removal of a cyst on the leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi I have a sore that doesn't go away located at the bottom of my right leg, just above the ankle. When I press on it, a clear fluid shoots out about 2 feet.
After a few days, the sore builds up more fluid. I have had this for over 10 years. Any ideas on what it is                    
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   50
Doctor :   Are these present every day or they a recurring lesion?
Doctor :   Do you have redness, pain over the affected area?
User :   every day
Doctor :   Do you have redness, pain over the affected area?
User :   no real pain
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you notice any swelling?
User :   no swelling just a builup until i squeze it
Doctor :   Can you describe the secretion that come out of it?
User :   it is a clear fluid that shoots out with alot of force
Doctor :   Do you have any similar sores any where else in the body?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Since I cannot perform a physical examination of the lesion/sore,
Doctor :   I cannot pinpoint the exact cause for the cyst.
Doctor :   However, based on the description, it can be a cystic lesion.
Doctor :   Probably similar to acne.
Doctor :   You will however need an examination to determine the actual cause for it.
Doctor :   The treatment may need surgical removal.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to see a surgeon who will be able to assist you in treating it.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes thank you
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