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Difference Between Cyst and Abscess

Cyst vs Abscess

Cyst and abscess are almost similar. These two are benign mass that is filled with some fluid or puss. It can be hard to distinguish between a cyst and abscess at one go whereas only a professional can differentiate them. It is hard to diagnose a cyst from an abscess just by observation. A biopsy can differentiate cyst from abscess.

Cyst is a benign mass filled with fluid or semi-fluid. The cysts are normally not harmful and that depends on the location where it develops. But cysts developed n some vital areas can be harmful. In vital areas, cysts can be an irritation and can become sores.

Cyst is a bladder like pouch that is formed in tissues. Cysts can be formed because of many things. It can be caused by trauma, bacterial infection, scar tissue formation and even cancer. When some of the cysts are not that dangerous and need no treatment, there are other cysts that are very harmful and dangerous and even life threatening.

Similar to cysts, an abscess is more tender and filled with pus. Abscess can be big or small and they come with much pain, especially if seen in vital organs. 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. An abscesses pimple is an example.

A Cyst may lie dormant for a very long period without creating any problems. Once the cyst becomes infected, it could lead to abscess.

Summary

1. Cyst is a benign mass filled with fluid or semi-fluid

2. Similar to cysts, an abscess is more tender and filled with pus

3. Cysts can be formed because of many things. It can be caused by trauma, bacterial infection, scar tissue formation and even cancer.

4. 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.

5. A Cyst may lie dormant for a very long period without creating any problems. Once the cyst becomes infected, it could lead to abscess.

6. The cysts are normally not harmful and that depends on the location where it develops. In vital areas, cysts can be an irritation and can become sores.

7. Abscess can be big or small and they come with much pain, especially if seen in vital organs.


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