Follicular Cyst (often erroneously called Sebaceous Cyst)

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figrgrl

Post   » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:10 pm


It's my understanding after talking to the previous owner that the cyst was actually ON the eye. I appreciate all of your feedback on this.

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momof911kids
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:19 pm


Did the previous owner get a biopsy on the removed eye? Even if it looked like a cyst, chances are it was something else.

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figrgrl

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:58 am


In talking to her I don't recall whether it was biopsied or not. I know with all of my pets (dogs, cats, etc.) it was standard to have it sent out and tested. I can find out though-I do know that the cyst removed from her back was benign. I know, it's a shame to think it could have been removed for no reason. I'll let you know.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:20 pm


My boys each had a couple of what the vet called "sebaceous cysts" this weekend. The vet said they would most likely fill back up eventually or new ones would form. I asked if I should be popping them and she said "Not unless you want to do it with a sterile hypodermic needle!"

At the moment I was like "Gah, that's silly, I would never do THAT!" But now it occurs to me that I probably COULD. And it would save the expense of a vet visit. She had these neat little needles in individual cap-things and it looks like they're available for purchase on vet websites.

Does anybody routinely lance their pigs' cysts? and if I were to want to do so, what size needle would I want?

also, has there been any thought about the correlation between these cysts and bathing? Both my boys are rather oilier and flakier than my girls (one's a teddy/mix and one's a texel) and I wonder if I haven't been bathing them enough.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:56 pm


Will be interesting to see if anyone does.

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Delaine
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Post   » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:46 pm


Abbey has had a sebaceous cyst for well over a year. It is on her hip. It is about the size of a marble and hasn't changed. The odd time it will leak a little but her vet said she thinks it is a little smaller than when she first diagnosed it so for now we are going to leave it.

Abbey's cyst is very round and smooth with no skin flap on top. My poodle had many, many sebaceous cysts removed and they were also very smooth and round. I have never seen one with a flap of skin.

I was told not to squeeze it by her vet.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:57 am


I think the cyst Snowflake had was not infected.

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