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Squeezing sebaceous cyst on chest?

(7 Posts)
Kittykat7 Sat 14-Jun-14 14:15:33

My DH has one on his chest. Every now & then it feels hard under the skin. If he squeezes it cheesy stuff comes out. Should he keep squeezing it or should the sac be removed by surgery?

DefiantRage Sat 14-Jun-14 14:16:47

I wish I could squeeze that bugger for him. blush

If you go to a hospital they'd only have to squeeze it all out first anyway, but if you want it done properly I suppose that's the best way

Kittykat7 Sat 14-Jun-14 15:40:10

Thanks Defiantrage. I enjoy watching him squeeze it. I'm a beauty therapist so I'm used to doing extractions. I should have been a theatre nurse I would love to see operations done.
I've read that the sac needs to come out or it keeps reappearing. It's a hard lump flat to the skin not sticking out so it doesn't notice unless you feel it. Next time I see our Dr I will ask him. DH had an abscess last year. The Dr let me watch whilst he lanced it. I kept saying omg as he squeezed the pus out it was amazing.

Kundry Sat 14-Jun-14 15:48:11

The sac needs excising or it will keep coming back - which is exactly what it is doing now.

Matildathecat Sat 14-Jun-14 16:02:17

I've got one I'd love to be rid of. Right bang in the middle of my chest. Question is, does it leave much of a scar? Have to be honest and say I hate it because it's ugly rather than painful or anything.

Kundry Sat 14-Jun-14 16:13:05

They'll be scar about as long as the cyst plus possibly some marks from the stitches. In some areas they won't remove them unless they are causing problems as it's deemed cosmetic rather than NHS work.

sanfairyanne Sat 14-Jun-14 21:18:41

youtube has some great videos about how to cut them out grin

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