Common "Cysts" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


A membranous, sac-like pocket of fluid or air is called a cyst. Cysts can develop anywhere in the human body or beneath the skin. Cysts can take many different forms. The majority of cysts do not cause cancer.

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I have had menorrhagia for years. Can vitamins A and C help?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from menorrhagia for nearly 16 years now. I have consulted many obstetrician-gynecologists, but none have been able to help me. They have not found any cysts, fibroids, or tumors. I have to use pads every day because the bleeding and clots are so severe. I cannot g...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Having experienced menorrhagia for so many years is truly distressing. Strangely, there is nothing on the ultrasound (attachments removed to protect patients identity). I see that you have been visiting many doctors. Please understand that, bas...  Read Full »

I have a recurring knot outside my vagina, which bursts and bleeds. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 34 year old female weighing 300 pounds. My height is 5'2". I have a vaginal issue that I need advice about. I have a knot that keeps coming up just on the outside of my vagina, and it eventually bursts and bleeds for a while. This has happened twice now, and it has really started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the description you have given, it appears to be either Bartholin's abscess or a boil. Both cases can be recurrent if immunity is low, most common cause being diabetes mellitus. Following is my advice for managing the symptoms: Get your blood sugar levels checked; i...  Read Full »

I have a swelling on the right side of the neck. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My lymph node on the right side of my neck is swollen. I also have some swelling on the both sides of the back of my neck. It is hurting badly. I have been on antibiotics for months, and it has been the same. It is very hard to see in a picture, but you can see and feel it in person. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, you have to get an appointment with a dentist and find out if any tooth is involved, which may be causing an abscess, inflammation of the nodes and swelling in the neck. The teeth have to be extracted or get root canal treatment for it. If the dentist says tha...  Read Full »

What causes a painless immovable small lump under the armpit?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a small lump under my armpit. It is painless, and its color is the same as my skin. It is hard and does not move when touched. I have no fever. I am aware that some family members also have lumps (my uncle and brother on their back, my father on the bottom part of his neck)...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A lump can be caused due to several reasons like folliculitis, sebaceous cyst, skin tag, lipoma, neurofibroma, etc. Can you tell for how long you have this lump? And send me a picture for further diagnosis.  Read Full »

I have a growth in my throat that is causing me difficulty swallowing. What could that be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a growth in my throat that is making it harder to swallow. My general physician thinks its a tonsil stone but I would like a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like there is a small tonsilar cyst on your left tonsil. It is nothing to be worried about, it is not a tumor or cancer but your complaint is on the right side, is it? Does it pain while swallowing? Since how many days are the complaints present? Thank you.  Read Full »

My father is suffering from a cyst in the food pipe. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My father, aged over 77, has a lump or maybe a tumor or inorganic cysts in the food pipe esophagus right over the stomach. He is struggling to eat or drink. If he does, then he most likely vomits it. He has weakened a lot. The doctor suggested two ways to solve the problem: surgery to remo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to When faced with a lump or tumor in the esophagus that is causing difficulty in eating and drinking, the two options your doctor mentioned are commonly considered: 1. Surgery to remove the stomach: This procedure, known as an esophagectomy, involves removing part or all o...  Read Full »

I have a small, painful cyst on my penis. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a small cyst on my penis. Can you tell me what these little bumps are? They have been present for the last two weeks. I also have little pain. I try to crush it like a pimple, but it is impossible. It is inside the skin, like a ball.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Please share a picture of the affected area. If there was unprotected sex, then we need to think of sexually transmitted infections (STI). The following investigations can help, 1) Treponema Pallidum Hemagglutination (TPHA). 2) Herpes ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about unprotected sex and pregnancy. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a pregnancy-related issue. I had unprotected sex five days ago. He did not 'finish' me, but there were a few 'push'. But the problem is that I have concerns about getting pregnant and know that pregnancies can happen. Ironically, my right ovary has been hurting and feeling ill, l...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Regarding your sexual experience with your spouse and other pregnancy symptoms, I propose you do a pregnancy test for confirmation. If it is positive, then visit a nearby obstetric clinic for attention. If your sympto...  Read Full »

What is the cause of a painless bump on the soft palate?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel some tissue or bump on the soft palate. It is soft without pain. I have been having it for many months. The doctors said that it is due to brush injury and will heal, but it did not. What is it?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are having soft swelling on your palate for quite a long time, which is not tender. So, it may be 1) Ectopic salivary gland. 2) Palatal cyst. To confirm it, you should do FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) from this lump to find out the...  Read Full »

I have pain in my lower portion and back every time, along with a cyst in the right ovary. Is the pain due to a cyst?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to discuss conception. It has been four months of trying with an online medical consultation platform and following their advice but not being able to conceive. I feel like there is nothing normal with my body. I have pain in my lower portion and on my back every time. I also feel ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you first have some changes in daily life habits, follow some healthy tips and apply a few precautions, do some investigations and then try with full belief to get conceived. Have one vaginal swab ...  Read Full »

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