Pull some of the fluid out with a needle

It is often possible to draw some of the fluid out with a needle.


The fluid usually returns. In more than 50 of 100 patients the fluid returned within 1 year.1 The fluid can return after several years.

Population: 50%


  • The lump goes down for a while.
  • The diagnosis of a harmless condition is confirmed.


  • The pain of the procedure.
  • The fluid usually returns.