Colt Knigge, from Meridian, Idaho, US, has been riddled with lumps and bumps for years, but this particular cyst had been growing larger and larger.
A stomach-churning clip shows a man having an enormous cyst on his head being popped at his home by a nurse.
Colt’s wife Emily, who filmed the footage, said: ‘The cyst had been there for a few years.
‘We asked my good friend Susan Sansom, who is a nurse practitioner if she could pop the cyst for us at our home, and she happily did it.
Colt Knigge, from Meridian, Idaho, has been riddled with lumps and bumps.
Colt’s wife Emily filmed the footage and captured the gruesome sight.
Wife Emily said: ‘The cyst had been there for a few years, and has been continually growing each time’.
‘Colt said the most painful part of the process was the injecting of the anesthetic – but he took the pain well.
‘It was successful for the most part, as they cyst isn’t as large.
‘However, the sac wasn’t removed because we didn’t have sutures, so they’re still present, and may or not fill back up.
‘I love watching things like this, so that’s why I recorded it – it was enjoyable and squeamish at the same time.
‘After the video finished, Susan squeezed a couple more times but nothing really came out, so we just patched him up.’
Colt Knigge bandaged up, pictured here with nurse friend Susan Sansom and her husband Jared Sansom
WHAT ARE CYSTS?
Cysts are noncancerous, closed sac-like structures that can be filled with fluid, pus or other materials.
They are common and can appear anywhere on the skin. Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of the sebaceous (oil) glands or around foreign bodies, such as earrings.
They are round, dome-shaped bumps that tend to be yellow or white in colour. Usually painless, they can become tender, sore and red if infected.
Most cysts disappear on their own, but some may need to be drained to relieve pain. Self-treatment by squeezing or popping the cyst yourself is not advised as it could exacerbate the underlying cause.
Compulsively watching stomach-churning medical videos online appears to have become a big trend in recent years. Dr Pimple Popper, or dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, has become a viral sensation with clips of her surgical procedures in removing huge pimples and cysts from patients.
The California-based doctor has amassed more than 3million subscribers to her YouTube channel. And a woman has become an unlikely social media hit by posting grizzly videos plucking her own ingrown hairs.
The anonymous 35-year-old from Seoul, South Korea – whose channel is called Tweezist – has explained she suffers from the affliction after an accident as a child left her having to wear a leg cast for several months. It comes after MailOnline reported on a squeamish video of a man who underwent a surgical procedure to force his eyeball to move about in its socket.
Doctors in Brazil carried the procedure out to test his eye movements after the man, who remained unidentified, suffered a nasty fall. In another, ophthalmologist Dr Arteaga Sánchez struggles to remove a ball of pus from an eyeball.
The unnamed patient, believed to be male and from Madrid, is thought to have been suffering from a ‘fat pad’, or pinguecula, in his eye.