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What does a red lump on the scrotum indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 9 Oct 2018
Question: I have a red lump on my scrotum that is extremely tender and painful. Need to know what it is and what to do.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Possible infection of sebaceous cyst or other.

Detailed answer:

Hello,

* Most commonly infection of sebaceous cyst or other lesions over the scrotum.

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely.

1. Lump - size , shape , duration , discharge of any material from that .
2. Associated fever if there .
3. If possible and no objection, a photo picture of the lump as an attachment in a follow-up session would be helpful.

* Primary pain relief will be there with tab. Ibuprofen after meals if no history of drug sensitivity, until you provide the details.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (27 minutes later)
about the size of a quarter, no discharge,no fever. I noticed a small white bump ,that looked like a mole,when I shaved a few weeks ago but was not causing a problem. it started to get sore and swelling about 5 days ago and is now a severe burning pain.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Scrotal abscess, requires immediate medical attention .

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

* It seems like scrotal abscess from infected boil .

* Need immediate attention to your family doctor for further management with

- Proper antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs to cover the infection.
- Surgery in terms of incision and drainage may be required in some of the cases according to the follow-up progress of the lesion.

* In a nutshell, it is not to be neglected or taken as granted at all.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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What does a red lump on the scrotum indicate?

Brief Answer: Possible infection of sebaceous cyst or other. Detailed answer: Hello, * Most commonly infection of sebaceous cyst or other lesions over the scrotum. Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely. 1. Lump - size , shape , duration , discharge of any material from that . 2. Associated fever if there . 3. If possible and no objection, a photo picture of the lump as an attachment in a follow-up session would be helpful. * Primary pain relief will be there with tab. Ibuprofen after meals if no history of drug sensitivity, until you provide the details. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.