What does a small lump on scrotum indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi i recently discovered a small lump of size of pea in scortum ...it is painless will taking antibiotics help it shrink ...i used ointments on it but no use ..
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pictures required

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
I can understand your concern regarding the skin lesion.
From your description it seems you have sebaceous cyst over scrotum but its difficult to point specific diagnosis in absence of clinical examination.
Therefore, I insist you to post good clinical pictures to me so that I can help you in a better way.
You can mail pictures to YYYY@YYYY
with subject titled ' ATTN Dr Hardik Pitroda'.

Thanks
Dr Hardik Pitroda
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Hardik Pitroda 2 hours later
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Surgical removal

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for posting the picture.
As I told you before, it looks like Sebaceous cyst.It is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Skin trauma can also cause a cyst to form.
These cysts are pretty common over scrotum and usually do not warrant any treatment unless and until it is bothersome because of size or secondary infection.
The best treatment option is surgical removal of cyst by a certified dermatologist or general surgeon.
Maintain hygiene and avoid tight undergarments.
Hope this will take care of your issue.
Let me know if you require any more assistance from my side.
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Hardik Pitroda 18 minutes later
having antiobiotics can help reduce the size ? will it go away with time ? i dont wany any surgery done .. so doctor u suggest that i shouldnt worri and take if off my mind ...will aurvedic medicine s help ?
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
I am afraid antibiotics or ayurvedic medications may not be much helpful.
Antibiotics are if there is any secondary infection but as such cannot treat the cyst.
Its less likely to resolve on its own.
If it is not painful or tender then you can avoid any active treatment but evetually the only treatment is surgery.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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