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How do I get rid of sebaceous cysts on my scrotum

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Excision: Surgical removal.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
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
Pathology 46 years experience
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
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
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
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
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
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
General Surgery 33 years experience
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
Dermatology 46 years experience
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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A female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 34 years experience
No: Surgical removal is standard of care
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Trichilemmal Cyst: Definitive treatment is complete excision of the cyst. Several methods can be used to surgically remove these cysts. A small linear incision, an ellip... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Leave them alone: Show them to your physician on your next routine visit. All men have sebaceous glands there; inclusion ("sebaceous") cysts are common enough. They are... Read More
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