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What causes a cyst on the side of the neck?

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Apr 2013
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I have what appears yo be a fleshy cyst at left side base of my neck. What might it be?.
6 days ago in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. 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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