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Skin Cysts: Are They Dangerous?

Sebaceous cyst

Cysts are abnormal sac-like pockets of tissue that contain air, fluid, and other substances. These cysts can form in different areas of the body. The good news is that cyst removal in Portland is very accessible at Norris Dermatology and Laser Northwest. Cysts are generally benign, but it can progress to a more complicated and severe stage if not detected early.

There are different types of cysts and among them is the sebaceous cyst. Sebaceous cyst is one of the most common non-cancerous cyst of the skin. This type of cyst is not life threatening, but can cause discomfort. It is common for patients go to their doctors because of pain, discomfort, and the unappealing appearance of these cysts. It can also pose a danger for infection and irritation of the skin if left untreated. Dermatologists usually recommended not to squeeze the cyst to avoid scarring and infection.

A cancerous cyst can be identified through the proper examination of a dermatologist. Dr. Patricia Norris of Norris Dermatology can ease your worries with these bothersome cysts. As a Portland dermatologist, patients usually seek her aid in all skin and dermatology concerns including the removal of cysts in different areas of the body. Cysts may not be dangerous, but the most important thing to remember is that if left untreated it can lead to a number of complications, including blood poisoning.

Set up an appointment with Dr. Norris today by calling 503-227-7117 to learn more about cysts and to get to know your treatment options.

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