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    Cyst wick
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    da10pilot posted:
    I know I should have asked this when I was with the doctor, but I had a cyst drained today. And the doctor inserted a wick to drain it. I remember the doctor saying it the wick will fall out on its own. What kind of maintenance am I supposed to do? It's bandaged up. Am I supposed to keep a bandage on it? Am I supposed to change it daily say after showering? I guess I was glad it wasn't something more serious and glad the procedure was over with. Thanks in advance.
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    Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi there, Please call your doctor's office to find out what your post surgical care should be to take care of the drain that you have. I've pulled up this article for you to read about looking after yourself post surgery: What to Expect Post Surgery. - Annie


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