An unidentified man had a 30-year-old cyst popped on his back and the stomach-turning ordeal was shared on YouTube.
In the video, the man is hunched over, shirtless, and clenching his fists as a woman, wearing gloves with a tissue in her right hand, places her fingers around the large cyst on his back.
She then squeezes the red cyst, it opens and a yellow matter pours out in a thick stream.
“I don’t even want to know what it looks like,” the man with the cyst says. “What is it doing?”
“Holy f*ck!” another man in the room says as the matter expels from the cyst.
“Oh my God, that’s f*cking disgusting!” a woman in the background says, as others laugh and respond in various ways.
A woman then exclaims that what is coming out of the cyst looks like cheese.
The woman continues to squeeze the cyst and more yellow matter comes out, breaking into pieces on the man’s back.
She then shows the man what came out of his body, which causes him to jump and startle the cameraman.
The video (as seen below) has been viewed more than 3,000,000 times.
Other than the cyst being 30 years old, there is no other information given with the video on what type it may be or whether the man had seen a doctor before having it expressed.
What is a cyst?
A cyst is a closed capsule or sac-like structure, usually filled with liquid, semisolid, or gaseous material. Cysts usually occur within almost any type of the body’s tissue; they vary in size from microscopic to large structures that can displace internal organs. Although cysts can also refer to any normal bag or sac formation in the body, in this article, we will use the definition stated above and consider it to be an abnormal formation. Consequently, some cysts are not normal parts of the body. They have distinct membranes or cyst walls. If the sac is filled with pus, it is usually considered an abscess, not a cyst.
The prognosis for most cysts is good; a few cysts that contain malignant cells have a more guarded prognosis. Most cysts are not preventable; those that are preventable are usually related to infectious causes.
Many share videos of cysts or pimples being popped online, with one doctor making a name for herself by sharing videos. You should check with a doctor before trying home remedies to remove cysts.
Dr. Sandra Lee, a board-certified dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, refers to herself as “Dr Pimple Popper” and shares videos of her popping patients’ pimples and cysts, among other things.
A video of her extracting a blackhead from an 85-year-old has been viewed more than 24 million times. A recent video of her popping a cyst has had more than 1 million views.
WARNING: This video shows graphic images and has graphic language. If you have a weak stomach you should reconsider watching this video.