Dermoid Cyst Removal (cont.)
When to Seek Medical Care
A doctor should be contacted in the following situations:
- A cyst becomes painful or inflamed.
- A cyst grows or changes color.
- Removal is desired for cosmetic reasons.
- Typically, removing a dermoid cyst is not an emergency procedure. If a dermoid cyst ruptures, becomes inflamed, or causes pain or fever, a person should seek immediate medical advice. Depending on the severity of pain or discomfort, a person might also consider visiting a hospital's emergency department.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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