Patient Comments: Cysts - Diagnosis


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Comment from: ketso ken, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

I felt some pain in my left abdomen and later I went for a scan which showed I have a cyst measuring 6.1 cm x 4.3 cm.

Comment from: jody orlando, 45-54 Female Published: February 05

I went to the woods for a walk and came home with chiggers. I didn't know for sure till I used an old home remedy of nail polish on them and in minutes the itch subsided. I then used a cold pack to help the heat and itch, calamine lotion does not help, I used a 2.5 cortisone and that didn’t help, but the nail polish did!

Comment from: louise, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I had surgery for my sciatica. I had pain traveling down right leg. Recovery was going well, then 5 weeks in I got the flu, then I got pneumonia. After recovering I lost the ability to stand or walk unassisted. I now must use a walker. I also experience pain in the same leg, and weakness in both legs. My surgeon ordered an MRI and found I had two cysts, one on each side of my spine between 4th and 5th vertebrae. The doctor says surgery, illness and chronic arthritis inflamed them. Now I"m going in for a series of steroid injections to see if that will help. The doctor said he"s not looking at surgery... But I still can"t walk or stand unassisted; not good when that"s required of your job.

Comment from: Immaculate, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

Since my past years I have never had nosebleed. I have been having problems of flu, strong cough but I can't sneeze. Now at the age of 53, I was bending and my nose started bleeding. I bled a lot so I bent my head to release all the blood out. I want to know if there is a cause for this because it has happened twice now.

Comment from: Leda, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

I have recently had two seizures within 24 hours, which the neurologist considers one seizure. They were not grand-mal seizures. Through having a cat scan it was found that I have a 4-5 mm cyst on the top of my brain. I was on Dilantin in the hospital, but it was discontinued. My symptoms now include constant dull headaches usually about a 3\10 on the pain scale. I just went for an EEG today, but no results as of yet. My question is, does the cyst just stay there, or do I need it removed. My biggest fear is that it is going to grow.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

I’m 32 years old and my left ovary is covered with cysts. I also want children.

Comment from: Er, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 16

I had a cyst on my liver that was found on an ultrasound a couple of years ago. Now a recent ultrasound has revealed multiple cysts all over my liver. I am experiencing bad upper back pain between my shoulder blades and severe neck pain all to the right side. I’m also experiencing pain and heaviness in my right side of my chest and lung.

Comment from: Nai, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

My first cyst was back in middle school on the lower portion of my calf. It seemed to develop overnight and one day while I was in gym class, it erupted and my gym teacher packed it for me. My next experience was a few years ago. After working out daily on my exercise back, I developed one in the crease between my groin area and thigh. Talk about painful. Once again, it seemed to develop overnight. The dr. had to cut and drain it which resulted in me wearing a catheter for several days-couldn't sit straight up at all. I left the bike alone and switched to machines that didn't put so much pressure on that area. Recently, I went back to using the bike to see if I could and started feeling that same pain after working out. No cyst has developed yet and hopefully won't, but no more bikes ever for me.

Comment from: sufin, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

My doctor sent me to have my heart checked at a heart center and they put this checker under my right breast and they discovered a cyst (benign) which measured 4inx2in and weighed 2lbs after surgery because the cyst was on my liver and made my upper abdomen stick out like I was pregnant or something!

Comment from: osroeman2, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

I have a cyst in the right buttock below the waistline. It started at just the size of a pea, and now it's the size of a silver dollar. This cyst grew over 30 years or so to this size. The next step is to drain and remove it, or just drain it. It bugs me.


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Comment from: punk, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 16

I have recurring cysts on my breasts. I typically get one to three a month. Sometimes they go away without draining/popping. They are very painful until they start to rise to the surface. The only thing that helps is a warm washcloth. The doctor has checked them out and unless I want to be on low dose antibiotics daily and forever, there is nothing that can be done.

Comment from: willlarry, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 23

I had a scope done on my right shoulder and when in physio felt like something stretched or ripped when lighting weights. A small lump developed about the size of ping pong ball, but now has grown to the size of a softball in the top of my back, just under the incision. This has happened in about 4 weeks, and the people in physio have taken a picture of it and sent it to the doctor.

Comment from: KelLyn, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

I was about 6 years old when a cyst developed on the right side of my face. It was surgically removed. It was perhaps a little bigger than a pea; I have a hard time remembering the size since it was over 5 years ago. Since then no other cyst has developed.

Comment from: Dale, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

I was diagnosed today with a cyst on my Thyroid. I had a CT Scan with contrast as I have a knot above my collar bone. The cyst on my Thyroid measures about 5 mms. Which my Doctor says is very small. I was advised to schedule an Ultrasound in 6 months. They did not see any abnormalities above my collar bone but I have Arthritis in my neck and left shoulder. I'm not really worried other than I noticed Monday morning that my voice is hoarse and I wake up with it every morning.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I have had ganglion cysts before. One came up on my hand and it went away then came back. Same thing happened again. My doctor told me it was another cyst. Not sure what this is.

Comment from: Mary, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

Otolaryngology doctor said I had a mu cosal inclusion cyst on my tonsil. He said not to worry about it. He saw them all the time.

Comment from: to2learn, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I found a non painful and non visible lump the size of about a large pea just above my knee cap in my thigh. Later I realized I developed a streak of numbness from the top of my knee cap climbing about a quarter distance up my thigh. I have a history of ganglion cysts on my wrists.

Comment from: michelle, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

Hi my name is Michelle and I had this thing on my back thought it was a deep black head now finding out it might be a cyst or a boil it has white cottage cheese from it. Very painful and burning and itching. I am taking meds for infection but it is on my back. I had some symptoms like bad eye site dizziness, headaches, maybe mild strokes, had slurred speech.

Comment from: songbird44, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 24

My Cysts were diagnosed as not a problem, but I was much younger. That was when I was a child, I haven't had it looked at since then. I do know that it is much larger than it was when I was a child and it is also at the point of tenderness to the touch.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

I have a cyst above the left eye that just came up from a scar. I received from a rock in the head at 10 years old and now have to talk to a Plastic Surgeon.

Comment from: Mlee, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I had lots of back pain, and we thought something was wrong with my back, but when I had a CAT scan, they found a mass in my lung. It turned out to be a bronchogenic cyst, the size of an egg. I had surgery at Hospita. Without this surgery I wouldn't have lived.

Comment from: 46 years old, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 28

I had a mammogram done, and they found a cyst. A few months later I had back pain. An MRI was done, and they located a perineural cyst. Prior to finding this out I had never had cysts.


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Comment from: Lovely, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 27

Well I was having a lot of pain in my abdominal area and I went to several Doctors and they ran tests and ultrasounds they couldn’t find anything I was having cycles about 3 months straight and I would be so sick around that time, but when I moved to Houston Texas I went to the hospital one night after I got off of work. I was hurting so bad they did a ultrasound on me and they found a cyst on my ovaries and I was hurting very badly.

Comment from: poly, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 20

My cyst were in my big toe, I had an ingrown toenail.

Comment from: lonebrave, 55-64 (Patient) Published: January 11

Had an MRI done for disc injury, doctors mentioned in a report that I had a 2.7 cm cyst involving the mid polar region of the right kidney posteriorly.


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