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What Types of Doctors Treat Cysts?
Cysts may be treated by primary-care doctors, including general and family medicine physicians. Surgeons may treat cysts when drainage or surgical removal is necessary. Other types of cysts may be treated by different specialists depending on the location and cause of the cyst. These specialists can include obstetrician-gynecologists, hand surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, or others.
What Exams and Tests Do Health Care Professionals Use to Evaluate Cysts?
Sometimes imaging studies are used to assist in the diagnosis of cysts. In particular, cysts of internal organs such as the kidneys or liver may not be detected by the affected individual. These cysts often are first discovered by imaging studies (X-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography or CT scan, and magnetic resonance imaging or MRI) sometimes performed for other reasons.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/3/2017
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