What is Cyst?

A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division compared to the nearby tissue. Hence, it is a cluster of cells that have grouped together to form a sac (not unlike the manner in which water molecules group together, forming a bubble); however, the distinguishing aspect of a cyst is that the cells forming the "shell" of such a sac are distinctly abnormal (in both appearance and behaviour) when compared to all surrounding cells for that given location. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst. Once formed, a cyst may sometimes resolve on its own. When a cyst fails to resolve it may need to be removed by surgery but this will depend on what type of cyst it is and where in the body it has formed.

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Hi!Im, judith im a hypothyrodism patient,last sept 2011 ived noticed that i have a cyst on my right neck , ived ask the doctor about it and he...

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You can just check TSH levels. If level is normal, you need not take medicines, you can get cyst removed. If TSH is high, you need to continue...

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Hi dr i have previous history of polycystic ovary but before 3 month i check to GP she said u donot have any cyst now before 5 month we r trying to...

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Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

First of all, PCOS is a syndrome meaning that it is a group of findings (including but...

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