Medical Q&As

Facial cysts

I have a cyst on my face, which appeared suddenly three months ago. My doctor says I should have it removed. Is it normal for a cyst to appear suddenly and are there any implications in not having it removed?

Cysts can develop relatively quickly and are easily removed. If a cyst is left alone there is the possibility that it could become infected leading to the possibility of a persistent blemish on the skin. Cysts are absolutely benign and do not run the risk of becoming malignant. The main reason for removing them would be cosmetic. If you have doubts about your doctor’s advice go back and talk to him.