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What Follow-up May Be Needed for Cysts?
After surgical treatment of a cyst, follow the healthcare practitioner's instructions regarding care of the surgical site and any follow-up visits.
Is It Possible to Prevent Cysts?
The development of most types of cysts generally cannot be prevented.
What Is the Prognosis for Cysts?
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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017
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