Cyst on California woman’s chest oozes an avalanche of pus

Dr Michael Lewis, who runs his own practice in Woodland Hills, California, recorded the footage – but it’s not recommended viewing for the faint of heart.

Pus lovers will be more than satisfied by the latest grotesque video of a huge cyst being popped by a doctor. As soon as he takes a scalpel to the infected lump that had grown on a woman’s chest, a gush of thick, yellowish gunk oozes out.

Perhaps anticipating that the cyst will require a substantial incision which could hurt, the unnamed patient asks ‘Would you shoot me up pretty good?’

When the doctor asks her if she can feel pain she says that she can’t – so the anesthetic has worked. As soon as the pus is released, the woman lets out a sigh of relief.

Dr Michael Lewis takes a scalpel to the infected lump on the unnamed woman’s chest

Pus lovers will be pleased with the video – but it’s not recommended for the faint of heart. Almost instantly,a gush of thick, yellowish gunk oozes out and the woman lets out a sigh.

Dr Lewis explains that it’s ‘probably an epidermoid cyst’ as it has grown in a hairless area instead of a pilonidal cyst which are thought to be caused by ingrown hairs.

He then cleans out the infected tissue and neatly sews up the gaping hole.

Dr Lewis said: ‘This nice young lady had a cyst which inflamed over two days and needed drainage.

The doctor then cleans out infected tissue and neatly sews up the gaping hole

Dr Michael Lewis runs his own practice in Woodland Hills, California

‘After I dissected out the sac and infected tissue, the surrounding tissue was healthy and strong, most likely because the infection was fresh. I then sutured it closed.

‘I have always enjoyed performing these sorts of procedures – it’s one of my favourite things to do.

‘I perform multiple procedures weekly from simple things like cleaning out ear wax and joint injections to removal of masses on the skin.

‘Nothing bothers me too much as far as procedures go, however if the smell is bad it can be really tough.’


Epidermoid cysts are one of the main types of fluid-filled lumps found just underneath the skin.

They are commonly found on the face, neck, chest, shoulders or skin around the genitals. They affect young and middle-aged adults, and are particularly common in people with acne. They don’t usually run in families.

Cysts are usually harmless. Small cysts that aren’t causing any problems can be left alone. But if a cyst is causing problems, such as catching on your clothes, or if it looks unsightly, it can be removed.

Don’t be tempted to burst the cyst. If it’s infected, you risk spreading the infection, and if the sac is left underneath the skin, it can grow back.

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