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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.

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