Cyst Overview

A cyst is a small fluid-filled sac under the skin inside the body. A cyst differs from an abscess, which is filled with pus, and a cyst is also not a solid mass like a tumor or solid lump. Common examples of cysts include: sebaceous cyst, ovarian cysts (chocolate cysts, dermoid cysts), kidney cysts, and various other types of cysts. Some diseases involve multiple cysts such as Polycystic Kidney Disease and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Cysts often cause no problems if they are small, but they can be problematic if they burst.

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