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how do i get rid of sebaceous cysts on my scrotum

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery: The only way to get rid of sebaceous cysts (anywhere) is surgical removal. You can have them opened and drained, but unless you remove the wall of th ... Read More
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: You can get a sebaceous cyst anywhere there is hair (and not just the hair you can see). They are typically the result of a plug in the gland associa ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Excision: Surgical removal.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: If you have lots of tiny white dots that look like small pimples, these are Fordyce spots, and are essentially normal. If one or more larg(er) cysts a ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Surgery: Some guys get dozens of cysts down there. It's probably genetic. Get them removed surgically. Don't mess with them on your own or you'll have a ruptur ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Do not attempt self treatment. Go see a surgeon.
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not really: Sorry.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me try: Painless epidermal cysts are normally harmless and need no treatment. These appear and normally go away after a few days. But if the cysts get infecte ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Only by excision: While an infected angry cyst may be calmed down by antibiotics or injection of steroid or i&d, it generally requires surgical removal for a definitive ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cys ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Multiple Options: You can go to a doctor and see the multiple options that are available. You can have it injected, an excision and drainage may also be available, a to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If the wound is open, keep it clean with soap and water, and pack the wound with moist gauze at least 2x/day. If the wound is not open, it needs to be ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
If it doesn't...: ...Bother you, you don't need to get rid of it. If it does bother you, or it's getting bigger, see a doctor and have it removed surgically.
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