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I have pilar cysts on my penis. Why is my penis so messed up?

I have pilar cysts on my penis. Why is my penis so messed up?

Sorry to hear...: Unfortunately pilar or trichilemmal cysts can occur on the penis and cause considerable alarm and anxiety. It can be an inherited condition, and tends to present after puberty. The good news is they are almost always benign, and can be removed if they are overly large or ulcerate. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can you get a cyst on your penis? How would you treat a cyst on your penis?

Can you get a cyst on your penis? How would you treat a cyst on your penis?

Sure: You can get a cyst on your penis. The treatment would depend on the diagnosis of the type of lesion/cyst it was. Get it checked out, best wishes. ...Read more

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Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Cysts on penis: Topicort would have no usefulness in the treatment of penile cysts. These need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cysts on your penis...I'm very imbaressed that I have them.

How do you get rid of cysts on your penis...I'm very imbaressed that I have them.

Cysts on Penis: Given your age i would advise you to not wait but to get to your family doctor or pediatrician. Most likely these cysts are irritations and there is easy treatment to lessen their impact on you. This is a common problem and easily managed. You do not need to be embarrassed or suffer any longer. Let's get you to the doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

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What do you do if you find a little lump on your penis? Could it be a little cyst?

What do you do if you find a little lump on your penis?  Could it be a little cyst?

Observe: If there is no pain, no increase in size and you have no reason to suspect why it is there, leave it alone and observe it for a while. If it changes, causes pain, forms a blister, grows, bleeds, turns red or such, then get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hello, I used to have a pimple on my penis and it turned into a cyst, what is the best way to treat it or make it go down ?

Hello, I used to have a pimple on my penis and it turned into a cyst, what is the best way to treat it or make it go down ?

Warm compresses: for 15 minutes 4 times daily will help most pimples and cysts to go down, but it may need to be drained by a clinic. This is not a place that you want a spreading infection (like "flesh eating disease") so other than compresses, do NOT try to do anything else yourself. ...Read more

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Cyst on penis, urologist or dermatologist?

Cyst on penis, urologist or dermatologist?

Derm: I would first go see a dermatologist for your skin condition. ...Read more

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Is self removal of a sebaceous cyst on penis possible?

Is self removal of a sebaceous cyst on penis possible?

No: Just like any real surgery, you should see a professional to minimize complications. As the saying goes, "don't try this at home, folks!". ...Read more

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What is the best thing to treat a cyst/boil/lump on penis?

What is the best thing to treat a cyst/boil/lump on penis?

Here is ...: To remove its entirety is key to avoid recurrence. When? That is at the time of no active infection and appearing a discrete node surrounded with soft tissue. How? That is surgeon's responsibility to get all its lining removed with delicate detailed skill; it is a virtually bloodless procedure even, for most of cases, under local anesthesia. Detail? Ask Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

Hands off: A pimple on the penis is no different than anywhere else. Best to just leave it alone and let it drain spontaneously. However, if it is large (e.g. up toward half an inch or more), especially painful, or if a lot of surrounding redness, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

I believe i have a cyst/pimple on the shaft of my penis. It has pus starting to build up. Should i remove it or let a Dr try?

DR.: Always best to have a trained professional clinically examine you, diagnose you officially, and perform any necessary procedures on you, especially if going to be done to your penis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've a pea size sabaceous cyst on the edge of my penis, dr. Have suggested me excision, is there any risk in it? Can it cause any problem in future?

I've a pea size sabaceous cyst on the edge of my penis, dr. Have suggested me excision, is there any risk in it? Can it cause any problem in future?

Near zero risk: If done correctly there is virtually no risk. It could be done under local anesthesia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

Under skin of penis: In a prior answer on a similar topic, i mentioned that pain in the penis could be caused by an abnormality under the top layer of the skin = sub-epidermal. In your question, this abnormality is probably a benign cyst with fluid. See a urologist, may be able to drain it with very fine needle or remove cyst entirely (don't wince so much, local anesthesia will be used). ...Read more

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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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How long will cephalaxin take to work for a bacterial cyst on penis?

How long will  cephalaxin take to work for a bacterial cyst on penis?

Likely 1 week to 10d: Like most skin infections it should clear within the time frame the antibiotic was prescribed. ...Read more

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There is a zit like thing on my penis. Could it be a cyst or something more serious?

There is a zit like thing on my penis. Could it be a cyst or something more serious?

Could be a zit, or: Sign of an std, if you have been having unprotected sex. If you have not had sex (ever), then this is most likely a pimple. Hormones are raging at this age, which is why unprotected sex is never a good idea--too many stds to catch and spread! but if you are truly a virgin, then you need not worry. If you are having unprotected sex, then you should have this checked out if it persists or worsens. ...Read more