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Suggest treatment for an infected cyst on penis

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Please can someone tell me what is going on here!! I found a tiny white hair folicle size lump on ly foreskin and i thought it was a whitehead spot under the skin so i squeezed it and white stuff came out!! Now i have a much larger harder bump instead and its causing me worry!! No pain!! No itchyness!! Little bit stingy when i squeeze it but apart from that i can feel it!! Its hard and doesnt move about!! PleSe help
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Infected cyst

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and the clear picture.
It shows clearly that this is an infected cyst and your act of popping has instigated more inflammation.

I would advise you the following:
Stop fondling or squeezing it.
In a few cases it may heal on its own, many smaller ones get healed up.
Consult a General Surgeon or Urologist for clinical evaluation so that a proper antibiotic and anti-inflammatory will be given.
If not amenable to medical treatment or causing any problem, it can be excised in-toto.

I hope this answers your query,
Please feel free to ask further relevant queries if you need to or if you feel that there is a gap-of-communication.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (7 minutes later)
Can u tell me how i might of got it?? The shape of it not round?? Does that make a difference?? Depending on what way i squeeze it it feels flat or sometimes like a hard line that can bend!! If u under stand?? Im sorry for asking but i just want to be thougho! I hope u dont mind if i continue to ask others on this!! Thank u kindly for ur help
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
as detailed.

Detailed Answer:
There are glands all over the skin. The duct of the gland gets blocked to cause a cyst, this is the way you must have got it.
It is my please if you ask so many questions, you can ask a Doctor only, please go ahead you may definitely take the second opinion.

Irrespective of the shape and size it acquires on pressure, the more important thing is whether it moves with the skin movement over shaft or not?

If it moves with the skin, this is the cyst from the gland of the skin and the treatment is a standard procedure.
Treat with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines > if the body does not absorb it, get it removed.
Please understand this organ (penis) and its functions have to be restored to the normal and at the earliest.

I hope you would agree with me.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for an infected cyst on penis

Brief Answer: Infected cyst Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query and the clear picture. It shows clearly that this is an infected cyst and your act of popping has instigated more inflammation. I would advise you the following: Stop fondling or squeezing it. In a few cases it may heal on its own, many smaller ones get healed up. Consult a General Surgeon or Urologist for clinical evaluation so that a proper antibiotic and anti-inflammatory will be given. If not amenable to medical treatment or causing any problem, it can be excised in-toto. I hope this answers your query, Please feel free to ask further relevant queries if you need to or if you feel that there is a gap-of-communication.