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Cysts are closed sacs of tissue filled with fluid, air or other material. They can appear anywhere on the body, but aren’t usually painful unless they are infected or inflamed.


Your general surgery team will diagnose your cyst and may make a small incision to drain or remove it. As an alternative treatment option, they may use carbon dioxide laser surgery to minimize bleeding while cutting through and vaporizing the cyst, which results in less scarring. If you have a colored, fluid-filled cyst, they may send a sample to the lab to be certain it is not cancer.