I had a cyst pop up beneath the lobe of my left ear in 2013. It was swollen and inflamed. I went to the ER, where it was lanced, and the physician attempted to drain it.
Nothing much came out. Ultimately, it receded, but remained as something of a pit, or a seed.
Fast forward to 2014, the cyst swelled again, only this time filling with serosanguineous fluid. Eventually, it would come to a sort of head on its own, and start leaking said fluid.
This process would occur, like clockwork, about
every two weeks. Swelling, inflammation, a weird itchiness inside of the skin, followed by fluid, drainage (I eventually started draining it myself, so as to try and speed up the process).
Finally, once I started leaving the house more, I decided it was time to see a doctor about
it... again. I know, waited so long. I'd kind of lost faith in doctors, given up on life, etc. You know the story.
The cyst was removed. Simple as that. I experienced some inflammation in the area thereafter, but never the unsightly swelling or fluid.
Sadly, one of similar nature sprouted up lower on my neck, the same side. I had that one removed as well. Similar symptoms post-op - mild pain, inflammation, but never swelling or fluid.
Now, I've got another one behind the left side of my jaw bone, near the ear.
The ENT doctor's said they're sebaceous cysts. What he found strange was that they all have little tracts, leading from elsewhere. It's like the fluid is pooling there, for whatever reason. He claimed to have never seen anything like that before.
I'm convinced they're related to my infections, somehow. They have to be. I didn't have cystic acne or anything for years. Their nature is just so strange.
I've mentioned this here before, just kind of seeing if there's any new information out there, anecdotal or otherwise.
Anyone dealt with something like this? Any idea what it could be?
I've tried Googling cysts with these sorts of symptoms in relation to Lyme/co before, but it always seemed to be a rarity.
Another quick note, I'd say my brain fog worsens significantly during these flare ups. It's definitely an infectious process.
edit: Forgot a title. Big thanks, whether anyone cares to comment or not.
Post Edited (NotQuiteAntonio) : 12/7/2017 1:38:06 PM (GMT-7)