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Why Do Cysts Form?

Why Do Cysts Form?

Cysts are bag like formations within the human body that may contain solid, liquid, gas or semi-solid materials and are considered in abnormal occurrence to the part of the body it is located or attached. Cysts are not rare, but common and may occur to people in any age and at any age. Their size varies, others are evidently prominent and some are very small even microscopic.

Why do cysts form? What could be the causes? It can arise from the following conditions, a simple wear and tear or obstruction of fluid; genetic or hereditary conditions; tumors; a fault in an organ of a developing embryo; a defect in the cells; chronic inflammatory conditions; infections; blockages of ducts I the body which causes fluid to build up; a parasite or an impact from an injury which causes the vessels to break can lead to the formation of cysts.

The detection of cyst in the body may depend on where it is located. You would usually notice that you have cyst when you feel an abnormal lump in a specific area of the body. While cysts in the brain may have a manifestation of headaches, and other internal organs like the kidneys and liver may not manifest any symptom. Its existence can only be made known after confirmatory tests like Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI or Computer Tomography or CT scan.

How are these cysts treated? Treatment would depend on the size, location, type of cyst and the degree of discomfort it gives the person. For easily accessible cysts, some doctors would opt to aspirate or drain the cyst. Mostly large sizes of cysts are surgically removed, but tests are performed to determine whether it is benign or malignant. This is done to determine if further diagnostics or treatment will be done to the patient. Early management and detection for malignant cysts has bigger chance for a better prognosis.

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