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Which specialized doctor can treat a cyst on the leg?

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Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018
Question: Hello from last one week I had a lump/cyst in my leg. I have been diagnosed with pyogenic abscess and Achilles tendon in limbs by local doctor. I have been prescribed sumag ointment. Which department like medicine, surgery, Ortho etc. should I consult for better second opinion
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please give details, post actual photographs and reports if any.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Noted the history and understood the concerns.

Please give some additional information for me to assist you better:
Please post clear and focused photos of the affected area.
Any investigations of blood done say for CBC, sugar and others?
What is your gender and age?
Any other disease or disorder that you have?
Any oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications?

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (29 hours later)
Age 34
Gender Male
Blood Sugar after and before food normal
BP normal
Current medication - Ampicillin antibiotics orally taken 3 times a day
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Ultrasonography and aspiration helps - continue medications

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You may please request the Doctors for ultrasonography to confirm what exactly the problems is and aspiration helps resolve the problem and confirms the diagnosis to give a plan of further management as needed.

Please get this done and give feedback.
Continue the medications as prescribed.
Give rest to the part. Do not move around much.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (48 minutes later)
Hello, thank you very much for the reply. I will undergo ultrasonography. Can you please explain what is aspiration here in my context.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
As explained below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

First of all ultrasonography is done and if the findings are suggestive of pus/fluid inside, the Radiologist can tell us whether this is a clear fluid or pus-like thing and then aspiration if advised.

Aspiration is putting a regular needle into the affected area and the content is sucked out.
Of course, this is done only if thought to be required.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T Chandrakant,
General Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Which specialized doctor can treat a cyst on the leg?

Brief Answer: Please give details, post actual photographs and reports if any. Detailed Answer: Hi. Noted the history and understood the concerns. Please give some additional information for me to assist you better: Please post clear and focused photos of the affected area. Any investigations of blood done say for CBC, sugar and others? What is your gender and age? Any other disease or disorder that you have? Any oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications? Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.