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narooma99

epidermoid cyst

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Has anyone here had an Epidermoid cyst on their stump. If anyone has could you tell me what you did to get rid of it or how it was diagnosed. any other information would be greatly appreciated.

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Aren't they also called sebaceous cysts?

I have one that was diagnosed almost 20 years ago by my rehab consultant. He arranged for the prosthetist to adjust the socket so as to take weight away from the area. And he advised me to leave well alone - no surgery. He said that surgery would just cause scar tissue and that that could be worse than the actual cyst in the long term.

If it flares up (which has happened twice since it was diagnosed) and looks angry I treat it with antibiotic cream or I take systemic antibiotics if it's really bad.

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