Treatment of Cysts
Cysts are treated based on its size and the place where it is situated. Very large cysts that show symptoms based on its size will have to be surgically removed. A cyst can be collapsed by inserting a needle into it. Once the outer sac collapses, the fluid or pus which was inside it can be drained out. The draining process is also known as aspirating. If the cyst is not easy to access, it can be drained with the help of radiologic imaging.
Sometimes cysts need to be surgically removed. If a cyst is suspected to be cancerous, a biopsy is done to make sure it is not malignant. If found to be malignant, surgical removal of the cyst is undertaken. The fluid that is drained can also be used to check for the presence of cancer cells by examining it with a microscope.
If medical conditions like polycystic ovary or fibrocystic breast disease causes cysts to occur, then treatment is aimed at the specific medical condition causing it.