If you have any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to a cyst. These symptoms may be caused by other conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of these:
- Small, dome-shaped lump beneath the skin
- Foul-smelling, cheesy-like material draining from the cyst
- Redness or tenderness on or around the cyst if it becomes inflamed
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. In most cases, the diagnosis can be made by looking at it. You may be referred to a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in skin disorders.