Is a congenital (present at birth) abnormality that occurs in the urachus, a structure that forms during fetal development. The urachus is a canal that connects the bladder to the umbilicus (belly button) during early stages of pregnancy. It typically obliterates and becomes a fibrous cord called the median umbilical ligament after birth.
- Embryological Factors.
- Genetic Predisposition
- Infection and Inflammation
- Congenital Abnormalities
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF URACHAL CYST:
- Pain: If the cyst becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause abdominal discomfort or pain.
- Palpable Mass: A cyst may be felt as a lump or mass in the lower abdomen, near the umbilicus.
- Difficulty Urinating: In some cases, the cyst can press on the bladder or urethra, causing urinary symptoms such as urgency or difficulty urinating.
- Infection: An infected urachal cyst can lead to symptoms like fever, chills, and abdominal pain.
DIAGNOSIS: is usually done through imaging techniques such as ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI.
FEW HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR URACHAL CYST:
- Conium maculatum: This remedy is often indicated for cystic growths that are hard, knotty, and slow-growing. It may be used when there is a sensation of pressure and a feeling of stiffness around the cyst.
- Thuja occidentalis: Thuja is commonly used for various types of cysts, including skin cysts. It may be suitable when the cysts are small, soft, and painless or if they have an appearance of warts. There may be a history of vaccination or suppressed skin conditions.
- Silicea (Silica): Silicea is known for its ability to promote the expulsion of foreign bodies and assist in the healing of abscesses and cysts. It may be used when there is a tendency for the cyst to suppurate (form pus) or when there is a history of recurrent cysts.
- Calcarea fluorica: This remedy is often considered for hard, stony cysts or growths that may be associated with calcium deposits. It may be indicated for cysts that are slow-growing and painless.
- Graphites: Graphites is used when cysts are associated with skin issues or eruptions, and when the cysts may discharge a thick, honey-like fluid.
- Phytolacca decandra: This remedy is often used for cysts that are painful and may be associated with inflammation. It's also used for cystic breast conditions.