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I have a lump under my skin between my nose and left eye!

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I have a lump under my skin between my nose and left eye! It gets bigger adn decreases in size and sometimes goes away but the other day it got bigger adn my whole left eye swelled up! I saw a GP he said maybe sinus and gave me nasal spray and allergy meds. Went to an ENT he said to do CT scan to check if its a cyst but want to know if its a cyst is there any other way to remove it other than surgery and a scar?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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Sometimes a cyst can be drained externally with a needle. This would not leave a scar but it is possible that the cyst could "fill back up"

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
I am glad that you have consulted with an ENT physician as they are one of the best trained and equipped doctors to deal with your issue.

Depending upon what the CT or MRI shows they cyst may be able to be excised/drained using micro surgery, possibly even through your nose. This technique would leave little to no visible scars.

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