It’s become almost commonplace now to see people posting horrific home videos of them popping cysts, blackheads, or pimples of varying sizes.
Most of the time, it’s done by hand or proper medical equipment, so even though the gunk that ends up coming out of these bodily growths looks disgusting, at least we could rest easy knowing the removal was done somewhat properly.
This man from Vancouver, however, has apparently tried many different times to pop and remove a cyst from his wrist with limited success.
Each time he’s managed to drain it, it’s always grown back. He has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to his many attempts.
The man, Jason, first introduces to viewers that he has a recurring ganglion cyst, a fluid-filled sac that tends to form around the joints.
He explains that in the past, he tried to pop and drain it with a fish hook – and also demonstrates for the camera – with very little success, “It left a little, kind of a bruise-ish mark around the area.”
After several attempts of removing this lump, Jason has realized that a simple thumbtack, or push pin, is most effective, and proceeds to pop and drain the cyst for the camera.
There’s a distinct popping noise as the pin breaks his skin, and then he continues by squeezing out a clear liquid goo, as well as some blood and pus. “There she blows,” he comments quite happily.
Doctors do not advise patients to grain any cysts or growths at home. The number of arteries and veins present in the body – especially near the hand, where Jason is working – makes this process too dangerous and risky. The probability of injuring yourself is too much to risk.
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