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    EmpowHER Guest

    i have this cyst for not more than a year now, its located at my thighs and it hurts some times, it has dark spot on the center and its firm..

    View Comments Anonymous commented 1 year ago.
    is it normal that a subcutaneous cyst hurts?
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    EmpowHER Guest

    I have had a very uncomfortable 'zit' on my back for several months now. It comes and goes but it is directly on my spine and hurts horribly when it is infected.

    View Comments Diane P commented 5 years ago.
    What is a cyst?
  • Epidermal Cyst

    Encylopedia entry for Epidermal Cyst.

    Epidermal Cyst(Epidermoid Cyst; Epidermal Inclusion Cyst; Epithelial Cyst; Ke

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Epidermal Cyst Definition

Definition

An epidermal cyst is a firm, slow-growing lump underneath the skin. This cyst contains soft, cheesy-like skin secretions. These usually appear on the scalp, face, neck, chest, upper back, genitals, or behind the ears.

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