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What causes a cyst on the side of the neck?

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Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Question: I have what appears yo be a fleshy cyst at left side base of my neck. What might it be?.
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (11 minutes later)
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Hi and welcome. It would be helpful if you post a photo of it but if this is fleshy cyst then this is probably benign skin growth and it should be removed under local anesthesia by a surgeon. Less common this may be infected hair follicles abscess and then it should be treated with antibiotics. Wish you good health
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What causes a cyst on the side of the neck?

Brief Answer: See next Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome. It would be helpful if you post a photo of it but if this is fleshy cyst then this is probably benign skin growth and it should be removed under local anesthesia by a surgeon. Less common this may be infected hair follicles abscess and then it should be treated with antibiotics. Wish you good health