Epidermoid Cyst Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is epidermoid cyst?

Sometimes known as sebaceous cysts. These are harmless bumps under the skin that are more common in men. There are a few causes including skin irritation, injury or surgery.

Symptoms of epidermoid cyst

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Affected area is warm to touch

  • Skin lumps with scabs in the center

  • Breast lump

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Affected area of skin has stinging or tingling

Questions your doctor may ask to check for epidermoid cyst

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose epidermoid cyst

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Is the affected area of your body hot to touch?

  • Do you have a skin lump with a scab or crusting in the center?

  • Do you feel a lump in your breast?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

Treatment for epidermoid cyst

These are harmless and usually do not need treatment. However, a simple surgery can be done for cases that are infected or causing discomfort.

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