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26 Jan 2006

Hello doc;

I have got an dermatoid cyst on my left arm just beneath mt elbow. Please explain to me what it is and if I can just leave it, will it go away by itself. My whole arm is pins and needles and goes numb ever so often as I do a lot of typing. Please tell me if it is nothing to worry about or if I must go to a doctor.

Thanking you
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Priscilla,
It is a cyst containing skin, or structures connected with skin, such as hair. It will normally not go away by itself but is not normally dangerous. It can cause pain if it presses on a nerve. It needs to be cut out.
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