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Cyst (cont.)

Cyst Symptoms

  • Small cysts or cysts in internal structures of the body may not produce symptoms.

  • Cysts in the skin or in tissues just beneath the skin may be recognized as painless lumps or bumps.

  • Cysts which can be felt may be hard or soft.

  • Sometimes it is possible to notice an increase in size of a cyst while in other cases, the size will remain constant.

  • It is often not possible to distinguish a cyst from some other cause of tissue swelling simply by physical examination.

  • If cysts arise due to a serious infection, tumor, or chronic disease, the symptoms depend on the location, type, and extent of the disease.

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