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How long after surgically removal of a penile sebaceous cyst do I have to wait to masturbate?

How long after surgically removal of a penile sebaceous cyst do I have to wait to masturbate?

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

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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What are the differences between penile plaque, sebaceous cyst, & epidermal cyst on penile shaft? Or, are they same? Thanks.

What are the differences between penile plaque, sebaceous cyst, & epidermal cyst on penile shaft? Or, are they same? Thanks.

Different: Although the sebaceous and epidermal cyst are nearly the same, the plaque is deeper in the layers of the layers of tissue of the penile shaft. ...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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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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How long for infected sebaceous cyst on penis to go away?

How long for infected sebaceous cyst on penis to go away?

Sebaceous cyst: Infected cysts are best treated with drainage and good wound care (soap and h2o). Takes about 2 weeks to heal. Would suggest aggressive scrubbing and, generally, keep it clean. In this case the treatment might be better than the disease. Hope it's just a cyst. ;). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of (possible) sebaceous cyst's on my penis?

Can you tell me how to get rid of (possible) sebaceous cyst's on my penis?

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

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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.

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

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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?

NO show to Doctor: You may need antibiotics, or even drainage of abscess (if it forms) to prevent spread of infection. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Excision: If you do have sebaceous cyst (s), these need to be excised, i.e. removed surgically. Topical treatment will not remove those. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How are sebaceous cysts treated? How are the average sebaceous cysts commonly treated? .

How are sebaceous cysts treated? How are the average sebaceous cysts commonly treated? .

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

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Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Unusual: Can bleed if the infection ruptures thru skin but you may want to have it seen to make sure it is just a cyst. If so, a surgeon can excise it for you ...Read more

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What causes recurring sebaceous cysts on my head?

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

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What are the symptoms of sebaceous cysts and tumour?

What are the symptoms of sebaceous cysts and tumour?

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

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Is there a cure for sebaceous cyst?

Is there a cure for sebaceous cyst?

Excision: Sebaceous cysts can be easily removed with a minor surgical excision. ...Read more

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Does a sebaceous cyst drain itself?

Does a sebaceous cyst drain itself?

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 more

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What causes rid of a sebaceous cyst?

Sebaceous Cyst: Sebaceous cysts almost always require surgical excision to cure them. Many form and do not cause problems and therefore require no treatment. ...Read more

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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more