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Cyst removal

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by lilachardy, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Where is it?

    What sort is it?

    I had one removed from my scalp...
  2. anon8315

    anon8315 Established commenter

    It's on my back, it did have quite a lot of pus in it but this has now been drained (ick! Really smelled!)
    I bet the scalp one was uncomfortable x
  3. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    ...and mine was a breast lump. I wouldn't say it hurt particularly - "discomfort" would be more accurate.
  4. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No, it didn't hurt at all. Didn't feel a thing... removing the stitches was painful though!
  5. What sort of cyst is it?

    I had what I thought was a sebaceous cyst on my chest since I was born (but the plastic surgeon said that he thought it was probably a dermoid cyst) and it got bigger every year until it was half the size of my 'bosom'. The NHS wouldn't do it, so I got it done privately in September. Because of its size, the surgeon advised me to go under general anaesthetic for the surgery. I was nervous about this because I've heard all sorts of horror stories about the effects of it but it was all fine. It was like having a normal but slightly restless night's sleep and when I woke up the thing was gone. Even now, I keep staring at my collar bone in disbelief and the best way to describe the pain as it was healing was like having a paper cut on the knuckle and accidently getting salt on it (e.g. when eating crisps) if I moved the wrong way (it didn't hurt at all when I first came round because the surgeon had kindly injected the area with local anaesthetic. Later on, all I needed was a normal paracetamol tablet and that was it! I've had a lot worst pain than that, especially at 'certain times' LOL!). That was all! Now, I'm amazed that I didn't get rid of it before! So far, the scar seems to be healing well too (I was warned about the area being the worst place to get a keloid scar, especially as I'm a redhead).

    If it had been smaller, he would have just injected it with some local anaesthetic and removed it in the same way that you'd get a mole removed (not that I've ever had such a procedure but I'm told by those who have that it didn't hurt much at all-a bit itchy afterwards but that's it).

    HTH and good luck with your procedure and healing!

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