Cystic Lesion

A cyst is a sac that develops with fluid or air, or any other substance. It can form on any other part of the body. Cysts are usually noncancerous, and in some cases, cancer can cause cysts. Cysts are formed due to blockage of the duct due to trauma or infection, or inheritance. It can be treated with medications and surgical removal.

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I have ganglion cyst on palm side of wrist. Is it malignant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I have had a ganglion cyst on the palm side of the wrist in my right hand for three months. The cyst is solid. This cyst does not cause any pain now. I have contacted a surgeon, and he has advised surgery on this cyst. Is there any way except surgery? Like medicine? I...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. Yes, it is a ganglion cyst. It is very common and not malignant. It will not regress with medicines. It requires surgical removal as suggested by your doctor. Go ahead and get the surgery done. Recurrence chances are one percent.  Read Full »

What does the ultrasound of my 18-week fetus show?

Query: Hi doctor, My ultrasound report showed well-defined anechoic lesion measuring 3.9 cm in length and 1.6 cm width in the lower abdomen of the 18 weeks fetus. No echoes are seen within it. It is showing peristalsis. Stomach and gall bladder visualized. No evidence of ascites. Abnormal wall intact. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through the report posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An anechoic lesion defines a lesion that is clear and simple that means, the cyst visualised is a simple cyst. There are some cysts like a mesenteric cyst, omental cyst or neuro...  Read Full »

I have red spots on my soft palate on the right side of the uvula. How can I get rid of them quickly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red spots on my soft palate on the right side of the uvula. I went to the dentist, but he could not comment on it. He referred me to an oral surgeon, but my appointment is months later. I do not want to wait for four months. Please help me identify this. I have detailed pictures...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I am a maxillofacial surgeon and need more details about this lesion. Does it bleed or ulcerate often? Do you have any history of smoking or alcoholism? In my visual opinion, it does not ...  Read Full »

Is the lump in breast cancer or cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I found a lump in my breast five months back. Initially, it was told to be a cyst. I followed up after four weeks, and the cyst was unchanged. My PCP recommended a needle biopsy to be safe. My surgeon felt more comfortable with a lumpectomy because I have a family history of thyroid tu...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports. It looks like early breast cancer, and it is predominantly a cystic lesion. It is staged as pT1c Nx hormone receptor-positive and HER2/neu negative. Histopathology is showing low-risk breast cancer as it is predominantly a cystic lesion with a pr...  Read Full »

What does a soft squishy goose egg-type bump on my knee with little pain indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a giant goose egg-type bump on my knee. It is super soft and squishy. It is not itchy, but it is warm to the touch, like fluid under the skin. The pian is minimal, but the knee does feel slightly unstable.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like it is either a cyst or patellar bursitis. Both are conditions where fluid accumulates in space below the skin, over the joint, or within the joint space. It could be infected sometimes, as I could see (attachments removed to protect the patient's identi...  Read Full »

I have a cyst under my underarms area, which hurts. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two cysts, one under either arm, and they hurt really bad and have been growing in size. I cannot move my arm without it hurting me. I have tried both hot and cold compresses, and neither has helped relieve it. This time, I have had them for a week, but it has only been hurting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history you have provided, cystic lesions on the underarm areas are termed hidradenitis suppurativa, which is usually an infection produced in areas where sweat and sebum secretions are more. It may be on and off and requires antibiotic treatments and remo...  Read Full »

How can I manage the pus discharge from a white lump on my scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pus discharge from a white lump on my scrotum. What should I do about it?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as a sebaceous cyst of the scrotum. Sebaceous cysts are common cystic lesions on various body parts, including the scrotum. They are usually harmless and appear s...  Read Full »

How can we treat benign cystic lesions of the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a cyst above my nose in between the eyebrows for about a year and it is not going away. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please tell me the following details: 1) Do you have any symptoms associated with the cyst? 2) For example, does it bleed on touching? 3) Did your dermatologist recommend you any test like dermoscopy? 4) Immediately after laser treatment, did it go away, or did it s...  Read Full »

Why do I get flesh color bumps on thighs, though it is not exposed to sun often?

Query: Hello doctor, I have flesh color bumps only on my right thigh. I noticed it several weeks ago, maybe months after being outside and getting sunburn. I thought it was heat rash but they have not gone away. It seems I have a few more now too. I am not constantly in the sun and when I am I usually wea...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, but it would be advised if you send me a photo of lesions so I can guide you better through this.  Read Full »

I have a mole-like projection in my lip. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor,A mole like projection has developed in my lip. It does not get cured. I bite my lip often. But, I feel it is very abnormal on my lip. Can you please help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a cystic lesion of the buccal mucosa probably swelling of a minor salivary gland (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If it has been present as such for a long time and especially if it is increasing in size, then you would have to visit a dentist for i...  Read Full »

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