The development of most types of cysts generally cannot be prevented.
The prognosis of a cyst is dependent upon the cause of the cyst. Most small cysts are benign and have no long-term consequences. Simple cysts that arise due to wear and tear or obstruction to the flow of body fluids may recur, or new cysts may arise at other locations.
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