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Grab a knife & keep squeezin' the cheese - it has to come out eventually! 0 0%
Leave it alone and hope it goes away (or lessens dramaticly as it has in the past, even if it reoccurs later) 3 20.00%
See a doctor - (please recommend smaller clinics that may specialize in this, rather than a huge scary hospistal) 11 73.33%
Click here to yell at me for not having health insurance. 3 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-05-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Wow i have been dealing with these nasty little cysts for at least 8 years now, and in my pubic area no less, at first i thought it was just an ingrown hair as i was an inexperienced shaver of that area, so painful or not....I would squeeze the crap out of it off and on until it literally exploded which i would then follow up with an antibacterial soap scrub, a rubbing alcohol bath, finished up with some neosporin equivalent cream....the lil boogers would emerge quite frequently in the beginning few years, no big deal you know id follow my usual routine for making it disappear and move on...let me add here that the reoccurences of these pus filled bumps were 90% of the pubic area, but on occassion they would show up in one or both of my nostrils..Each appearance i followed the same removal routine...I was concerned that they kept coming back but too embarassed to ask my physician to have a look..i convinced myself that they were pimples caused by excessive sweating, and that it really wasnt a big deal, i mean its not like i had them pop up daily or on any kind of regular cycle, just here and there off and on..One time i noticed one had appeared on my upper neck area on my jaw line close to my ear, ok for some reason i had no urge to poke that one or squeeze it at all....that lil odd shaped pimple thing remained a permanent fixture for at least 3 years, sometimes it was hard as a rock when id touch it but not always, then one day my mom asked me about it and i immediately went home and started squeezing and stabbing it with a hot sewing needle....NOTHING..no drainage no exploding just a little speck of blood and it would like deflate, no idea how but it would just flatten for about 2 hours and then magically redevelop just a little bigger or fuller looking than before....this little disappearing act went off and on for i dont know about a couple of weeks, with me trying to 'pop' it daily...nothing.... hmmm then i got to reading various 'bump' descriptions, causes, appearances all of that kind of stuff...( there are ALOT of so called bumps that can occur, anyways i left it alone again for awhile, sort of forgot about it...about 2 years ago one developed 'down there' but this one was kind of oblong shaped and instead of being sort of up top region pubic bone area like always.....this thing was on my um whats the word...labia i think and was a bit wider than the usual visitor, so kind of on the fold if that helps with the visual and man was it sore ( btw this one just sort of grew or whatever u want to call it, overnight)... Well i did the usual routine with the squeezing and OMG what came out was this nasty smelling and really thick white cottage cheese looking stuff and alot of it...4 days went by and twice a day it would just refill with that stuff and id squeeze it out, well after it was all said and done i now have a scar/deep hole (literally) in that spot...it never reappeared as a matter of fact i havent had the pleasure of performing my little pubic pimple popping routine for quite some time now, weird, strange and relieving all at the same time, dont know what they were, dont really care, i do however regret that i did all that self sort of surgery because that hole/ scar is a little disturbing looking so i would like to voice my opinion to others out there and say DONT BE STUBBORN OR EMBARRASSED LIKE ME AND DO IT YOURSELF ITS NOT WORTH IT. Oh yea that little friend on my jaw line that kept deflating....about a year ago i was at work (at a nursing home as i was a CNA), i asked one of my coworkers who was an LVN, what she would suggest i do about it....ya know she gave me a syringe, with a pretty sizeable hollow needle on it and mentioned that i could avoid squeezing it and irritating it causing it to do the deflation thing by first applying a warm compress for like 5 mins and then slowly inserting the needle into its core and slowly sucking out its contents...ok im up to try anything why not, whats it going to hurt right? This bump was id say about the size of a dime and kind of fat, bulky anyways, i did exactly what she said, the contents were kind of a yellow ***** looking color and substance and it smelled awful but i sucked it all out and no new occurances of any kind since....anywhere... And thats my story...not real sure why i felt like i NEEDED to post it, but i have and i thank you for reading it...good luck!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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I've removed two from my scalp myself, using a razor. Kept everything as sterile as a layman can. Worked fine. The ones on my scalp never "pop," they just get bigger and bigger until I open them up. In the past, I had four removed by a doctor. The last one I had surgically removed cost over $1,000.00 which is why, when possible, I do it myself. One that I've had on my back has come to a head and popped, twice. It keeps coming back. Oh, well, I can't reach it.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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I had a huge sebaceous cyst on my back close to my right shoulder. I had it for over 3 years. It got to the point that it was making my shoulder hurt. It was noticeable even when with my clothes on. After going through a lot of online forums I decided to try to pop it. I knew that there was a good chance for the wound to get infected based on what I have read, but I was in a lot of pain so I was going to go for it. As I was looking for a big needle I ran across my sister and mother. They talked me out of it and gave me a couple of suggestions. So, I put my plans to pop the cyst on hold. My sister said to apply ice directly on the cyst for 20 minutes and clean the cyst with acne facial wash cream. My mother suggested to apply antibiotic cream (neospirin) on the cyst and to cover it with a bandaid and leave the bandaid on the entire day; she said to do this every day until the cyst goes away. I decided to do both at the same time. I'm very impatient, so after the third day I stopped using the ice because I didn't like waiting 20minutes and I kind of stopped using the facial cream. However, I kept applying the antibiotic cream and covering with the bandaid for two more weeks. After those two weeks I noticed that the cyst looked somewhat smaller and the pain had gone down quite a bit. Just out of pure laziness and because I was feeling so much better I stopped using the antibiotic cream and the band-aid. It has been two months since I stopped using the antibiotic cream. Now the cyst is completely gone. Those suggestions really worked wonders. I don't think it was a coincidence that the cyst disappeared since I had for 3 years until I did something about.
Disclaimer, my comment doesn't substitute your doctors advice. If you want to do this, you should do it at you own risk.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I have one of these cysts, a wen, on the top of my head. It's been there for a long time, over a decade, slowly getting bigger but not really bothering me. I really should have had something done about it a few years back when I was a poor student and got good care at the local clinic that uninsured folks can go to. I have a job with insurance now. This year it started to get bigger and a couple of months ago it started draining. It's gone through a few cycles of getting smaller, then getting bigger and being sore.

I finally called a local dermotologist that looks to be on my insurance network and told them what my issue was but the earliest appt they could give me was 4 months away. That doesn't help me a lot. They did put me on the list to call when they have a cancellation. I now don't want to be prodding at this thing for 4 months until they can get to it. I just want to get it removed. They can stitch me up, whatever. I've had two sessions of gum surgery in the past year or so, a minor procedure is no issue to me.

Lately it got bigger and sore, draining a but. I've been holding a hot cloth on it for a bit and then putting some tea tree oil on it. It seems better today after that.

Maybe I need to call the dermo back and ask if they can possibly see me sooner. I may call another dermo in town, could they all be that booked up? I could pay cash if it's cheaper than insurance. We have an urgent care clinic but I assume they'd just tell me to go to a dermo. I'd rather have someone who is used to dealing with these, rather than a GP.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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I had one in my scalp that I had removed. Little shot of lidocaine, scalpel and voila...I did get lectured by the PA who removed it about messing with it because she could see the scarring from previous "squeezing". Basically you have to slice the sucker up, tease out the sebum if you can and then remove the capsule. If you don't get that capsule out, it will keep recurring.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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Thanks meekocat. I'm going to make some calls today and try to get a appt sooner than 4 months from now. I'd like to get it taken care of within the next few weeks. Is a dermotologist the best place to go? Or is a regular doctor ok for this? I have an urgent care clinic nearby. Just want someone who knows how to remove this properly. Any idea what the cost is for such a procedure? I have insurance but I'd pay cash if that was a better deal.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I haven't seen anyone mention Anbesol for numbing the area.
Its for teething babies (or any external teething numbing agent, not
promoting one product here lest
it get deleted)..wait one minute before doing anything.
It is a MUST for the medicine cabinet taking out slivers!!
You can dig all the way to China on a sliver and feel nothing or reapply it as
you're working.

Black salve , must have bloodroot in it, can be special ordered from
Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage ( I was told bec so many ask for it).
It is about $22 an ounce...go online and find all the photos of black salve
"Miracles" with skin cancer growths...amazing stuff...daily photos showing the progress.
Sorry don't have the link.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Thanks meekocat. I'm going to make some calls today and try to get a appt sooner than 4 months from now. I'd like to get it taken care of within the next few weeks. Is a dermotologist the best place to go? Or is a regular doctor ok for this? I have an urgent care clinic nearby. Just want someone who knows how to remove this properly. Any idea what the cost is for such a procedure? I have insurance but I'd pay cash if that was a better deal.
I have learned my lesson in life...go to a specialist, which means, yes,
go to a dermatologist.
Car problem with electrical stuff...go to an electrical specialist...just in
everything..what a difference it makes, oh brother.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I just called around to a couple other dermo's in town. I was able to get an appt for next week with one of them. And she's in my insurance network. So I'm making some progress! And it's only a few blocks from where I live.

Edit: I was just looking for some general reviews on the doctor I have an appt with and she has below average reviews. Nothing specific just low review scores. Might have to look into it more.

I called back to the first place I had tried, which has many doctors and great reviews. I think I'd rather see someone there. They did find an appt for me in early Feb and will try to call me if they get an earlier opening.

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