Cysts are spheres or sacs in your body that contain may contain fluids, air, or other material. They can fee like hard lumps under your skin and occur in any area of your body. Depending on the location of the cyst, they can be harmless or very painful. |
There are several types of cysts. Sebaceous Cyst are cysts in the skin. Ovarian cysts develop in the ovaries. Ganglion cysts develop in the hands and feet. There are many more types which can be reviewed here.
Causes of Cysts
Cysts can develop from a variety of factors such as infections, tissue trauma, tumors, genetic conditions, inflammation, defects in cells, and other conditions. In most cases, cysts are not harmful and benign. However, certain cysts can cause pain or be malignant such as cysts that develop in tumors. When the cysts do affect your living, you should see a doctor about getting them removed. Usually surgery is needed to remove the cysts.