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.
Common symptoms of cysts
The symptoms of a cyst depend upon the location and size of the cyst. Many cysts will not produce any symptoms at all. Cysts associated with infection or cancers may cause a number of different symptoms. In some cases, such as benign cysts of the skin, a localized lump or swelling is the only symptom. Symptoms of a cyst can include:
- Abdominal distension, pain or cramping
- Lumps or nodules beneath the skin
- Muscle pain, especially with breathing or with muscle use
- Muscle weakness
- Nausea; loss of appetite
- Redness or tenderness around a raised area on or below the surface of the skin
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, cysts can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
- Inability to urinate or have a bowel movement
- Severe, sudden abdominal pain
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 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.... Read more about cysts causes
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