What causes cysts?
Cysts can develop in response to blockages of the flow of body fluids, such as clogged sebaceous glands, as seen in acne, or in response to infection or to a long-standing abscess or ingrown hair, as is the case with pilonidal cysts, which are cysts that occur along the crease between the buttocks. Cysts often form around a foreign object, such as a splinter in the skin.
Cysts in other organs may form as a response to inflammation and normal wear and tear. Cysts are also present in some benign tumors and cancers. Benign cysts are common in the ovary and breast; less commonly, cysts can be found in cancers of these organs. Cysts in the muscles, liver, brain, lungs and eyes may be caused by parasitic diseases.
What are the risk factors for cysts?
The risk factors are dependent upon the type of cyst and the underlying condition that causes the cyst. It is not possible to predict the development of all types of cysts or to prevent their occurrence.
What are cysts?
Cysts are benign sacs that contain fluid, air, or other materials and may form anywhere in the body. As a rule, cysts in the lungs are air-filled, whereas those that form in the skin, lymph system, genitourinary system, or other internal organs are usually fluid-filled. Fluid in cysts may be watery or may contain blood. Cysts can develop in response to vessel blockages, infection, parasiti... Read more about cysts introduction
What are the symptoms of cysts?
Many cysts exhibit no symptoms. A detectable symptom of cysts occurring either on the skin or in tissue near the surface of the body (for example, a breast cyst) is a lump on or beneath the skin that is red, tender, or produces swelling.... Read more about cysts symptoms
How are cysts treated?
Many cysts go away on their own. Other cysts must be surgically removed, or the underlying disorder may require medical treatment. Depending on the cause of your cysts, it is important to follow your treatment plan to ensure that you are completely rid of both the cysts and any primary disorder that may have caused them.... Read more about cysts treatments