October 21, 2009
Removing Cysts – Simple And Easy Procedures
Removing cysts is nothing to worry about. A cyst is nothing more than a sac of fluid; a pimple of sorts. They can occur internally or externally and can be benign or malignant. Some doctors like to remove all cysts no matter where they are located. Other doctors will prescribe various medications to help with pain, such as in the case of ovarian cysts, or even recommend a course of birth control pills which contain a specific blend of hormones.
The removal of a cyst is more often than not, very simple. It’s more often than not an outpatient procedure, performed under a local anesthetic, and post op recovery is fast.
There are very few complications to worry about other than the usual: post op infection or bleeding. Most doctors will run a routine biopsy of the tissue.
If an internal organ is involved, surgical removal can be more complicated whether it’s planned or it’s on an emergency basis. Cysts commonly form on organs such as the Fallopian tubes or even the colon or intestines. Doctors usually prefer to drain the cyst prior to surgery in order to avoid its bursting and causing peritonitis.
The scalp is another area that suffers from cysts. With all the hair products we tend to use, combined with natural scalp oils, it’s no wonder that cysts in these areas are so common. Some can become quite painful, others can exist an entire lifetime without being a problem. The ones that typically end up needing treatment are those that become irritated with constant brushing or zealous washing.
If these become bothersome it’s usually best to have your doctor excise them. He simply numbs the area and will probably do a needle extraction of the fluid. If the contents are too thick he may need to remove the entire cyst.
Learn more about Ovarian cysts and how you can prevent and treat them in a holistic and natural way…read Ovarian Cysts No More Review for more details or check out the Ovarian Cysts No More fact sheet for a quick overview.
Filed under Ovarian Cysts by Amanda Clark