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What is cystic swelling?


A cyst is a sac-like pocket of membranous tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances.

Most cysts are benign or noncancerous. [1]

- Requires imaging such as X-ray, CT scan, and MRI scan
- Requires biopsy
- Requires medical diagnosis

Cysts usually occur within almost any type of the body's tissue. They vary in size from microscopic to large structures that can displace internal organs. Cystic swelling can be caused by infections, inherited diseases, chronic inflammation, and blockage in ducts. There are hundreds of different types of cysts. They can grow almost anywhere in the body. Some common type of cyst are epidermoid cyst, sebaceous cyst, ganglion cyst, ovarian cyst, breast cyst, chalazia, pilonidal cyst, baker’s cyst, cystic acne, pilar cyst, mucous cyst, and branchial cleft cyst.


- An abnormal lump appears in the body.
- A pilonidal cyst can include pain, swelling, and redness.
- Pilonidal abscesses usually cause pain and redness that is more noticeable, and the
person may also have a fever.
- Women with ovarian cysts may experience weight gain, breast tenderness, nausea, or vomiting.


Self-Care: In some cases, a cyst goes away on its own. A warm compress on a cyst can speed up the healing process.

- A doctor can drain fluid from the cyst using a needle.
- A doctor may also give an injection to reduce inflammation in the cryst.

Specialist: Never try to pop the cystic swelling, as it can lead to infection. Get it checked by a specialist to learn more about the treatment. At Mfine, we always provide you with the best treatment to give you a healthy body.

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