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Small child, having cyst on penis shaft, hard bump. Family history of throat cysts. Surgical removal?

Hello, My grandson age 5, has just been diagnosed with a cyst on the right side shaft on this penis . The peditricians have assured my daughter not to worry. However, as a Grandmother, I am concerned. It looks like a hard blackhead bump. As a small child age 3, I had a cyst in my throat that had to be removed. Could this be the same condition? I heard by case was fairly rare, and occurred more in men. Thank you, Grandma
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Grandma,
Welcome back to Healthcare Magic Physician's Desk!
I would advise you to wait and watch about the swelling.
It can be some temporary problem like a inverted papilloma or a small boil under the skin or a cyst as you have been told, sometimes these problems regress by themselves in a few months.
They are nothing serious and can be removed surgically anytime if start increasing in size.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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