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Penile Sebaceous Cysts
Go right ahead: Just figure out a technique that won't require disturbing the skin at this site. You may discover what you can do with light touch on just a limited area. ...Read more
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
What are the differences between penile plaque, sebaceous cyst, & epidermal cyst on penile shaft? Or, are they same? Thanks.
I have 2 small bumps on the underside of my penis that I think are sebaceous cysts. What is the best type of practice to visit to have them removed?
Plastic surgeon or: Urologist would be my suggestion.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 easy to remove surgically if they get big and are annoying. Do not try to do your own surgery here as if you rupture the capsule, it will be a mess and make cure much harder. ...Read more
My sebaceous cyst on underside of penis has a hole now (maybe it's popped) What to do now? It is like a hole and I can see red skin from that hole.
See your doctor: I would recommend getting in to see a doctor. The cyst may be infected and could cause problems for you if you don't get it treated properly ...Read more
My sebaceous cyst on underside of penis popped and I can see a red hole dug 3mm deep. What to do? Should I shave the pubic hair?
Sebaceous cyst or syphilis? Woke up with large closed lump on penis. It was painful to pop and blood came out. Looks like a chancre after being popped
Abscess: Chancres don't pop and sebaceous cysts don't swell rapidly or hurt suddenly. Let's shower twice a day for a while and consider a god antibacterial soap. If this gets worse or starts to spread, get seen. ...Read more
I believe I may have sebaceous cysts. Look like whitehead pimples, top of my penis shaft. Popped one, white stuff came out. What can I apply to this?
Small lump at base of penis shaft, only noticeable when erect. Had for 7 years. Told sebaceous cyst or varicocele. Its right where my pinky is if I grip it. Does cancer present like this?
Typically: Typically they are surgically removed and submitted for microscopic diagnosis by a specialist. Depending upon their location and size it may be done under local or general anesthesia. ...Read more
Sebaceous Cysts: Sebaceous cysts are collections of sebum that occur within a gland. They can be walled (completely within the gland) or ruptured (when the gland pops). Sometimes they will drain spontaneously, are lanced or are surgically removed. Surgical removal is the best way to prevent recurrence. Some people are prone to these and will form multiple sebaceous cysts. The scalp is a common area for this. ...Read more
Skin lump, infection: A sebaceous cyst is a firm round nodule deep in the skin which results from accumulated oil (or sebum). This is usually due to a minor injury to the skin. The cyst gradually gets larger and then, radomly, can become infected when germs find their way in and multiply in the old oil. This causes pain, redness and rapid enlargement and, eventually, rupture. Removal is best if definitely enlarging. ...Read more
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 infected they may swell to be large enough or drain from time to time. The bumps may become a cause for embarrassment in such cases and require medical attention. You should ideally visit a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in treating skin problems. ...Read more
Cyst: Sebacious cysts usually don't bleed. They are filled with cheese like material that occasionally can get infected and turns into pus. If it is bleeding, it needs to be examined as there may be something else going on. Pressure to the cyst for the time being may help stop it, but seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more
If it ruptures internally, it causes an inflammatory reaction. If it ruptures to the outside through a small opening the contents may dry up and grow like a horn, albeit very slowly, The rupture may allow the lesion to heal also.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Minor Surgery: A non-infected sebaceous cyst is removed under local anesthesia through a small incision placed over the cyst. The cyst needs to be removed whole to prevent recurrence, so the incision is about the length of the cyst. The sooner it is removed, the smaller the incision. Infected cysts are lanced and can be excised after the infection has healed. ...Read more
Is it infected?: Sebacious cysts unless infected, are not treated with antibiotics. If not infected trt. Is excision of the cyst. If infected we treat with antibiotics and when the infection is controlled well, the cyst wall can be separated from the overlying skin surg. Is ok. Antibiotic choice is based on allergies. Penicillin gp, is good. Others like clindamycin, doxy are okay, but they needto be given by ur dr. ...Read more
Some: Some of them should if their presence increases the chances of infection, ability to ambulate and other reasons. It should be examined by a physician in order to make the best determination. ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts can: Easily be removed by your doc. It's quick and easy. If he/she takes out the sack it won't refill and come back. If it is simply lanced it can refill and thus return. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Many places.: Sebaceous cysts can form anyplace there are sebaceous glands - i.e. The skin. They can form deep to the skin after an injury, especially crush injuries. ...Read more
Surgical wound: Your surgeon should be giving you very clear instructions on the care of this wound. ...Read more
Have it excised: If a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence. If simple abscess (or "boil"), should not recur once drained. ...Read more