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I have three on my scalp, but I went to the doctor because one was really painful. She said it was infected and gave me antibiotics to heal the infection, then she is going to send me to a specialist(?) to have it removed.

 

I have some questions that I can't find the answers to anywhere.....

After it gets removed, how long does it take to heal?

Am I going to have to take time off work?

Is it painful?

Do they knock you out or are you awake during the procedure?

 

I am sooooo scared about having this done. I don't deal well with doctors or hospitals so I am really anxious about it.

 

Anything anyone can tell me would be GREATLY appreciated.

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I have three on my scalp, but I went to the doctor because one was really painful. She said it was infected and gave me antibiotics to heal the infection, then she is going to send me to a specialist(?) to have it removed.

 

I have some questions that I can't find the answers to anywhere.....

After it gets removed, how long does it take to heal?

Am I going to have to take time off work?

Is it painful?

Do they knock you out or are you awake during the procedure?

 

I am sooooo scared about having this done. I don't deal well with doctors or hospitals so I am really anxious about it.

 

Anything anyone can tell me would be GREATLY appreciated.

 

After it gets removed, how long does it take to heal?

Once the sebaceous cyst is removed, the incision is stitched up. The stitches are removed in a week.

 

Am I going to have to take time off work?

No, only if your appointment is during work hours.

 

Is it painful?

No, the surrounding skin is numbed with an anesthetic.

 

Do they knock you out or are you awake during the procedure?

I was awake. I don't think you'll have to be knocked out for this one.

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After it gets removed, how long does it take to heal?

Once the sebaceous cyst is removed, the incision is stitched up. The stitches are removed in a week.

 

Am I going to have to take time off work?

No, only if your appointment is during work hours.

 

Is it painful?

No, the surrounding skin is numbed with an anesthetic.

 

Do they knock you out or are you awake during the procedure?

I was awake. I don't think you'll have to be knocked out for this one.

 

Thank you so much. I feel a little better knowing this now.

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Thank you so much. I feel a little better knowing this now.

 

You're welcome.

 

Since sebaceous cysts are subcutaneous (in other words, not too deep underneath the skin), the removal of one (or 3 in your case) is not too complicated. It took like 3-5 minutes to remove one and stitch the skin up.

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Its not going to be too bad, I have one that has never gotten infected, but I've talked to my doc about it. The healing time should be your normal healing time, the scalp is a pretty resilient area so it should heal fairly quick. They might have to shave a small area around the cyst before its removed and you won't be able to wash or get the area wet.

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Its not going to be too bad, I have one that has never gotten infected, but I've talked to my doc about it. The healing time should be your normal healing time, the scalp is a pretty resilient area so it should heal fairly quick. They might have to shave a small area around the cyst before its removed and you won't be able to wash or get the area wet.

 

Yeah, the hair thing doesn't bother me much because mine is only about 1/2 inch long anyways, so that's ok.

I am just not into pain on my head. I think it will be all good, though.

Anything has to be better than headaches 24/7.

 

Thanks

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