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What does a red lump on the scrotum indicate?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Tue, 9 Oct 2018 in Lump
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.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Possible infection of sebaceous cyst or other.

Detailed answer:


* 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.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Scrotal abscess, requires immediate medical attention .

Detailed Answer:


* 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

Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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