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Do you think I could get this removed?

(6 Posts)
Titsalinabumsquash Thu 03-Nov-16 14:22:19

I've had a cyst in my armpit for years, it started as a tiny grain of rice when I went to the GP who said it could stay there forever and she wouldn't be concerned about it turning cancerous.

It swells up and gets infected when I'm run down and over the years it's grown to now a large grape size.

It's big enough now to rub on seems of clothes and catch on clothes etc, I'm also quite self conscious about wearing tops with no sleeves because it's visible.
I want to get it removed but it's not dangerous in anyway so will a GP remove do you think?

I have attached a picture.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 03-Nov-16 14:25:55

You need to bang on about infection and it rubbing rather than aesthetic reasons or ime they won't do it.

Irishhooley Fri 04-Nov-16 08:45:40

Hi there, I don't think it's noticeable from the picture. It's clearly something you are self conscious about though.
I had a cyst on my upper arm which was sore to touch and starting to protrude he skin area so was v noticeable. I asked for it to be removed, and it promptly grew back within a matter of weeks. I'm now left with a scar and the lump of the cyst underneath. Doctors and hospital won't touch it, saying they only remove once.
Just wanted to let you know my experience so you can bear in mind.

LifeBeginsNow Fri 04-Nov-16 09:00:40

From my new addiction with sporner corner, I've learnt that cysts have a sack that needs to be removed too or they do just grow back.

Perhaps find a dermatologist instead as they seem to know more about the process.

If your stomach can handle it, head over to Dr Pimple Popper on YouTube. She has loads of cyst removal vids. It's heaven!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Nov-16 09:05:09

They DO remove twice but they like to put people off until they make a fuss.

Irishhooley Fri 04-Nov-16 09:18:52

That's good news, thanks. Don't think I've the stomach to face the procedure again though!

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