Retention cysts are benign lesions present at the base of the maxillary floor sinus. These cysts are usually asymptomatic and rounded or dome-shaped. Retention cysts approximately affect 29 % to 31 % of the adult population. Since the condition does not cause any pain or symptoms, they are often incidentally discovered in imaging tests done for other diseases. In rare cases, symptoms like headache, nasal obstruction, and peri-orbital pain may be present.
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Are white bumps under the tongue normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female, and I have white bumps on the back of my tongue. I also have painful white sores on the sides of the tongue. I have been getting painful sores on the tip of my tongue quite frequently for the past two months. But this time, the pain was severe. I did get some re... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your complaint and also the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you provided of the lesion. As far as your history of painful sores on tongue tip is concerned, there can be various reasons. Most common are vitamin B12 deficiency,... Read Full »
Please explain whether MRI brain report has any signs of cancer.
Query: Hello doctor, I got MRI of my body done eight years back. The results were good. The radiologist did not find anything clinical relevant. The past three months I suffered from several weird conditions. Ringing in the ears, while the tones shift in frequency (I guess this is not an usual aspect of t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After having gone through the images, my first message to you is: Nothing to worry (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Absolutely nothing to worry or simply think about. Just wash them out of your mind. All you need to do is lead a healthy life with heal... Read Full »
I have a tiny clear bubble in my eye. Is this of concern?
Query: Hello doctor, There is a tiny clear bubble in my left eye, on the corner nearest my nose on the sclera. I have had this for years, and it does not bother me. The conjunctiva also appears a little puffy, but I have noticed on the lacrimal caruncle that there seems to be a little red spot. My eyes ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The clear bubble is a kind of retention cyst that is completely harmless. It only troubles you if it causes red eye or heaviness while eyeing movements, which you are not having. Secondly, I ha... Read Full »
Is laparoscopy needed for retention cyst in the ovary?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old woman weighing 56 kg and 5 feet tall. We are trying for a baby for more than a year. Recently I underwent treatment and have completed two cycles of Clomid with no positive outcome. I had another unsuccessful try at IUI along with Clomid. From the last couple of m... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) carefully, I feel it is better to undergo a laparoscopy because of the cyst size. Any ovarian cyst of more than 3 cm needs a surgical intervention. Laparoscopy will also increase th... Read Full »
I have two lumps on the inner side of my left cheek. Can you please tell me what is causing it?
Query: Hi doctor, I appear to have two bumps on the left side of the inner side of the mouth. Two weeks ago, my lips cracked, which led to a sore mouth. Then one day, I noticed my uvula was inflamed. It started to go down after a day. All these symptoms are starting to ease. However, I notice two lumps i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.According to the surface, color, and size of these lumps, they look like a simple growth. These can be retention cysts or residual inflammation, but these do not look like anything serious. Did you have any unprotected or unsafe sex relations before the beginning of the sym... Read Full »
I have an orange swelling in my throat. Is it a throat papilloma or just the mucosa?
Query: Hi doctor,Is this thing in my throat a throat papilloma or just the mucosa? They cut out one papilloma from the other side last year. Two months after these, things started to appear. I went to another ENT they found I had staphylococcus and streptococcus in my throat, but these orange things did no... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are these things painful while swallowing food or fluids? Read Full »
I have had a painless bump on my penis for a month. What could be the reason?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and I have a bump on my penis that I have had for about a month. It has not gotten bigger or smaller and is painless. I am not taking any medication. Please help, doctor. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Can you please provide me with more details? 1) Do you have any history of recent unprotected, high-risk sexual intercourse? 2) Is there any discharge from the penis? 3) Is the lesion painful to touch? It appears that this is nothing serious. This seems to be a ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old married female. I have retention cyst and seedling fibroid. I have this for the past eight months. Can you please let me know if there will be a problem in having a baby? Is this a pcod cyst? Is any treatment required? Or will it go off without treatment? Please clear... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroids can cause fertility problems if they are too large in size or in the wrong location. If you have seedling fibroids, then they are unlikely to cause problems in conception. They may grow a bit during pregnancy, but will decrease in size after delivery. If ... Read Full »
When is sinus surgery indicated?
Query: Hi doctor, I snore and wake up tired daily. Sometimes, my nose is runny all day. I have attached my CT report for your reference. I just wanted to know if surgery necessary. Will it benefit me? Please explain. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. Your CT scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) concludes that you have retention cyst inside both maxillary sinuses and the right frontal sinus. Retention cysts form when fluid collections in the sinuses get covered with a mucu... Read Full »