Clinical Perl Difference between Abscess and Cyst Cyst: 1
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Dr. Prasanna Vernekar
Clinical Perl
Difference between Abscess and Cyst

Cyst:

1.Cyst is a benign mass filled with fluid or semi-fluid
2.Cysts can be formed because of many things. It can be caused by trauma, bacterial infection, scar tissue formation and even cancer.
3.A Cyst may lie dormant for a very long period without creating any problems.
4.The cysts are normally not harmful and that depends on the location where it develops.
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Abscess
1.Abscess is formed when foreign organisms destroy the tissues. An abscess is an infection caused by some bacteria and the immune system trying to fight the bacteria.
2.Similar to cysts, an abscess is more tender and filled with pus
3.Once the cyst becomes infected, it could lead to abscess.
3.Abscess can be big or small and they come with much pain, especially if seen in vital organs.
4.In vital areas,cysts can be an irritation and can become sores.
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