Why should cysts be removed?

Cysts are often not troublesome and, as long as they do not cause any cosmetic or functional problems, they do not require treatment. However, in cases when they are painful, growing, inflamed, ruptured, or become infected, removal is recommended.


Some people ignore their cysts. But they may require treatment if they are infected or if they cause pain or discomfort. People may also choose to get it removed if they affect their external appearance.

Cysts do not cause any special symptoms. When the cysts are external, a person can feel them beneath his skin. Internal cysts do not cause any symptoms. Only an ultrasound, MRI or CT scan can detect them. Brain cysts may cause headaches. Breast cysts can also be painful. The association of malignant tissue with a cyst can be determined by needle biopsy. Needle biopsy is occasionally used to reduce the size of the it.

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What are methods used for the treatment or removal of cysts?

Cysts should not be squeezed or popped at home as it may cause them to enlarge or get infected. Small cysts do not require treatment. Some of it can be infected or contain malignant cells. Some others become so large that they interfere with body functions or give an ugly external appearance. In these cases, it need to be treated.

Injections – Inflamed cysts may be injected with anti-inflammatory cortisone to minimize the inflammation.

Aspiration – In this case, a needle is used to drain the contents of the cyst. After aspiration, a steroid drug may be injected into the cyst to calm inflammation.

Incision and drainage – To facilitate drainage, a small incision is made on the top of the cyst and its contents are expressed. This process is relatively easy, but it often recur when treated this way.

Excision – This technique is used to remove the entire cyst wall to prevent its recurrence. This method is the most effective one that can be used, but only when the lesion is not inflamed. If there is inflammation, the cyst is first treated with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory steroids, or incision, and drainage.

Most cyst removal procedures are outpatient surgeries. The recovery time depends on the procedure and the health of the patient. You may be asked to avoid physically demanding work for a week. Also, you have to keep your wound covered with a dry bandage. You may also be given oral antibiotics, medicines, or creams for wound healing. Some patients may require pain medications after cyst removal.


How much does cyst removal cost?

The cost of your cyst removal in Bend, OR will depend on the type of treatment performed and other potential factors. Our team can answer any questions you may have regarding price and payment options during your consultation.


Ready for the next step?

Contact Deschutes Dermatology today to schedule a consultation for your cyst removal in Bend, OR. Our expert team of medical providers can take the time to examine the issues you want to address and create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.



Please schedule a full consultation with our office to decide which service is the best option for you. During the appointment, you and your provider will discuss medical history, benefits and expectations.