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I have a large cyst in my groin how can it be removed ?

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I have a large cyst in my groin how can it be removed ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

How long you have observed this cyst?

JACUSTOMER-xzu4ib1c- :

3 days

Mysticdoc :

does it feel firm or soft?

JACUSTOMER-xzu4ib1c- :

firm

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

it is bacterial infection that caused an abscess formation.

Mysticdoc :

the best treatment option will be to drain the cyst.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, it is better for you to go to the ER or urgent care.

Mysticdoc :

Also an antibiotic course will be required.

JACUSTOMER-xzu4ib1c- :

how can this be done

Mysticdoc :

The cyst is drained under local numbing agent ( anesthesia).

Mysticdoc :

The pain and discomfort will be gone

JACUSTOMER-xzu4ib1c- :

can I do it at home

Mysticdoc :

no--not recommended

Mysticdoc :

you can infect yourself more--also can cause lot of bleeding.

Mysticdoc :

infection can spread to the blood stream causing serious complications.

Mysticdoc :

Better to go to the local hospital or see your GP.

JACUSTOMER-xzu4ib1c- :

how can a cyst get so big

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi--I'd like to offer a different opinion here. This could be an inguinal hernia and not a cyst at all. Infected cysts can get large quickly but you haven't said that this is at all painful or red on the outside. If if were infected you do need antibiotics and perhaps drainage, but you really need to have a doctor check to see if this is a hernia and a hernia can occur and be large from the start