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Is sebaceous cyst related to PCOD and endometriosis ?

Hello, Today I went for a CT scan for a lump on the back of my head. It has been growing for the past few months and has become painful in the past 4 days. I am a 30 y/o african american female. I exercise regularly but I am still overweight. In 2004 I was diagnosed with endometriosis and polycystic ovarian disease. About 4 years afterwards, I noticed something growing on my right cheek. When I went to the dermatologist, she told me that it was a cystic lesion . I have had several surgeries to remove cysts , tumors (benign), and adhesions but none moved past my reproductive system (that I know of) until the one on my face developed. After that, I had a mass grow under my breast last year and that was removed a week later. I have also been developing rashes all over my body, something as simple as a scratch will turn into a rash or they develop from nothing at all. Sometimes they have been extremely itchy, sometimes not and this began developing in 2009. Nothing has been cancerous but I cannot help being concerned about the possibility that it may not be just a cyst or benign tumor one day. I am looking for connections in my medical history and causes for these cycts. The recent one from todays tests say that its a sebaceous cyst . Is there any connection to all of this or a disease unknown to me that links everything else together? I am also experiencing high bp, which I never have had even when I was close to 300 lbs and after losing 75 lbs, I don t understand the sudden increase in my bp. Any suggestions for specialists, diet, exercise, possible causes, or anything at all would greatly be appreciated. I am truly terrified that if something does not change now, the simple things I have will become possible life threatening complications. Thank you, Erika Winslow
Thu, 12 Jan 2012
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hi
you need not to worry much as u have no life threatening problem
u r high bp is due to overweight and stress
reduce salt intake in ur diet
do regular walking and running,
avoid oily and spicy food.
sebaceous cyst and other cyst dont have any relation with ur medical history
so u dont need to co relate them
only over weight can cause problem
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