A simple acne cyst can become a much larger problem when it gets bigger.
A cyst is simply a liquid-filled bump under the surface of the skin which looks like a solid mass. It is usually harmless and only very small, and will usually disappear on its own without treatment. However, if it becomes more than a couple of millimetres in size it could be a sign of cysts causing infection.
Cysts can develop inside the body and cause infection if left untreated. If left unattended they could break through the skin and cause severe pain and inflammation. They could also affect your circulation and blood flow and lead to further complications such as heart disease and even stroke. A doctor will usually diagnose cysts based on their location, the pain they cause and your general health and well being. If you feel you may be suffering from cysts then seek medical advice immediately.
It is never a good idea to try to self diagnose. A GP would not only be able to advise you about what treatment you should have but also help you deal with the discomfort caused by a cyst.
Normally a cyst is nothing more than a fluid filled sac filled with a solid mass, so there will be some white blood cells floating around in it, but the presence of the liquid will mean they will be able to reach the fluid and the solid mass more easily and therefore kill the bacteria that are in it. This is why a large amount of fluid in a cyst, usually around 5 liters should be enough to stop bacterial growth.
Different types of cysts can present differently depending on where they are located. They can break off into a larger lump if left untreated or a solid mass if they are treated quickly. It is important to know the difference between these types so that you can treat them accordingly.
The most common type of cyst is the type that breaks off from an existing lesion.
These are usually very painful and inflamed and will often cause bleeding. If left untreated, they can spread all over the body and can start causing major problems.
Ovarian cysts are slightly different. They will grow quite quickly and have many symptoms such as pain and inflammation, so you should always seek professional medical advice. If the cysts are large then they can become quite uncomfortable so the doctor will have to do a laparoscopy to remove them. This can cause further complications if they are not removed fast enough.
Another major concern with cysts is cyst removal surgery. Some cysts cannot be treated at home, so they have to be removed surgically. Most cysts have to be operated on by a plastic surgeon and most of them can only be removed with freezing or an Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy.
However, most cysts can be treated without surgery. A doctor will perform an ultrasound, which will show whether or not you need surgery.
Cyst surgery can be performed on women of any age and not just pregnant women. Sometimes a cyst can be left alone and shrink back to its normal size, while other times a doctor may wish to remove the cyst completely.
If a cyst has not been treated well it may rupture and cause major problems. This is the most common type of cyst and can cause problems with breathing and can even cause death.
If you feel you might have a cyst then you should see your GP as soon as possible. It is best to treat the cyst naturally to avoid complications such as complications after surgery.