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Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side

Posted by
Lorraine Jacobs on March 12, 2001 at 11:04:21:


This may be unconventional, but, it's a method my grandmother used on her boys when they had cyst or boils.
She called it 'cupping". I found a website about it. Below is an excerpt.
In the first century A.D., Celsus described the use of such vessels. A burning lint was placed inside the cup which was then inverted over an incision on the patient's skin. A vacuum was thereby created and as a result of it, blood flowed into the cup.

Lorraine writes"

well I did not want blood, but the contents of the cyst.
My Doc, made a "nick" he called it to drain out the contents
of a cyst ( I thought a cyst on top of a lipoma?)
I was told to place warm compresses over the cyst, which I did. I could see there was more sebum/material to extract, but the opening was small, I even asked him if he could make it a 'wee' bit larger. But No. Anyway, I used the method described below. Before I did it, I actually pictured what probably would occur.

I would like your opinion.
and any thoughts you may have.
I am to return to Doc, soon, and he will want to do
a surgical removal of what is remaining.
OH, The cyst, has been there for "40"years. I never had it removed, I was told acouple of times if it didn't bother
me don't worry. So, that's why it's still there.
Recently, however, I awoke, and felt fluid, it had apparently begun draining on its own from built up pressure.
So, I did make the DR apt. and that's that, so far.

I knew about the "ancient" method. The creating a vacuum to cause a flow is what interested me. If sebum in a cyst could not flow out because the opening is too small, the use of a type of 'cup' to literally, 'suck' out the sebum might work.

It did. I used a baby syringe. Took off the plastic top, placed the bottom part into
boiling water, let it cool at little. Then placed the opening of the syringe over the opening in the cyst made by Dr Lerner.
and allowed it to "pull" out the(some of the) sebum. I know there is more,
but have not yet done it a second time. The sebum actually "squirted" (jumped) out when the
'cup" was gently pulled off. Lots came out.

Lorraine
This may not be written in accepted medical jargon, but the method worked well.

I have an apt on March 19th the last was March 9th. (2001)I feel as though I am doing most of the work.



Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side

Posted by
Sara Jane on March 12, 2001 at 22:39:06:

In Reply to: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side posted by Lorraine Jacobs on March 12, 2001 at 11:04:21:

Lorraine,

I am new to this BB, but I found your post very interesting. That must feel good to have been able to extract a good quantity of the foreign material from your cyst.

I am not a doctor, but did go to medical school and took several classes in human physiology, pathophysiology, etc. and from what I learned about cysts, I understand that they continue to fill up until the outer membrane is physically removed from the body. This is why they continue to exist even after they have been drained.

I thought you might be interested in this little tidbit, as the doctor may want to excise the cyst, or you might ask him about what I just told you. YOU may want him to excise it as I think it will continue to be there unless he does.

Thought you might like to know this.

All the best, and let us know what happens next!

Sara Jane



Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side

Posted by Paul on March 14, 2001 at 00:37:32:

In Reply to: Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side posted by Sara Jane on March 12, 2001 at 22:39:06:

i have a small lump on my upper arm (left) it is under the skin and feels hard. I can move it in my fingers. Sometimes if i lay on that arm, the arm gets pins and needles.
I'm 26 and i'm not sure how long i have had it for.
Any ideas?



Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side

Posted by Lorraine on March 14, 2001 at 07:23:09:

In Reply to: Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side posted by Paul on March 14, 2001 at 00:37:32:

Paul,

I suggest you have the lump evaluated by a physician.
There are many kinds of lumps. It's not a good idea to guess.
Find out from an expert.

Lorraine

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Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2001 at 15:35:56:

In Reply to: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side posted by Lorraine Jacobs on March 12, 2001 at 11:04:21:

Thanks, Lorraine.

Perfectly reasonable mechanism. It would be nice if it would suck out the secretory lining of the cyst at the same time. Then you would not need any surgery.

Walt

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Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side (Archive in sebaceous cyst.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2001 at 15:36:31:

In Reply to: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side posted by Lorraine Jacobs on March 12, 2001 at 11:04:21:

Thanks, Lorraine.

Perfectly reasonable mechanism. It would be nice if it would suck out the secretory lining of the cyst at the same time. Then you would not need any surgery.

Walt



Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side (Archive in sebaceous cyst.)

Posted by
Loorraine Jacobs on March 19, 2001 at 11:31:11:

In Reply to: Re: Cyst five inches from underarm toward back, left side (Archive in sebaceous cyst.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2001 at 15:36:31:

Today is March 19th. I go to Dr Phillip Lerner
General/vascular surgeon. I've seen him twice. He's waiting for the infection from the cyst to subside. I believe it has. He should schedule a time to remove remainder of cyst and hopefully secretory lining.

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