I have a cyst on the back of my head which has been getting bigger for years. It started hurting on Friday and DH looked at it yesterday and poked it and 10 years' worth of gunk came out (I think he rather enjoyed it!) and it was all flat.
However, today, it seems to have refilled a bit. He's had another prod and has got a load more icky stuff out and it's flat again but will it just keep filling up?? It feels painful today
I had similar to what youve described It refilled maybe 4 times and each time i had a good squeeze and sone gunk came out until the 5th time it refilled i gave it a right good squeeze. After the gunk came out this flat white stuff appear, almost like a tiny deflated balloon which i assume was the sack. Since then its remained flat. I know where it was but it isnt raised any more.
Well-slight update. It has refilled and then lots of green stuff came out which smelt like cheesy feet-it was disgusting. It is now really red, big and hurts-is it worth me going to the GP? Or practice nurse?!
It's infected and I have antibiotics. If/when it's settled down, I have to go back to the GP and they will decide whether to refer me to have it removed. They were talking about shaving my hair though .
I had one on the back of my head as a child and had it removed by the GP under local when I was a teenager. I remember being v anxious about having a patch of hair shaved, but the GP was understanding and just cut the bare minimum he needed to in order to do the procedure. I think it was probably only about the size of a £2 coin which was then covered by the surrounding hair.