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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: If a sebaceous cyst, also known as an epidermal inclusion cyst, becomes inflamed enough it will drain on its own. They can be painful if inflamed. Do not try to squeeze it. If you want it removed, see your dermatologist as it is a routine surgical procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers