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Question: hi, can you tell me what this is on my scrotum? i doubt it is sexually related as I have had very few partners. its the only one so not widespread or anything. believe I have had it for quite a long time but can sometimes seem bigger if i have scratched etc.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is a Sebaceous Cyst .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Based on the photograph and facts that you have posted you seem to have what is called as Sebaceous Cyst over a scrotum .It is not transmitted through sexual acts.

The scrotal skin is rich in sebaceous glands and hence prone to get more sebaceous cyst due to accumulation of sebum beneath the skin when the opening of the duct carrying sebum over the surface of the skin gets blocked .Normally they fade away without treatment however they need to be treated if increase in size or get infected.

Consult qualified General surgeon for clinical examination to confirm the diagnosis.He would be the best judge to decide whether it needs to be excised or not .

This is a simple surgery done under local anesthesia as a out patient procedure and offers permanent cure .

Ensure to observe proper personal hygiene and wash your genital area with warm water twice daily .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.



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hi, can you tell me what this is on my

Brief Answer: It is a Sebaceous Cyst . Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for query . Based on the photograph and facts that you have posted you seem to have what is called as Sebaceous Cyst over a scrotum .It is not transmitted through sexual acts. The scrotal skin is rich in sebaceous glands and hence prone to get more sebaceous cyst due to accumulation of sebum beneath the skin when the opening of the duct carrying sebum over the surface of the skin gets blocked .Normally they fade away without treatment however they need to be treated if increase in size or get infected. Consult qualified General surgeon for clinical examination to confirm the diagnosis.He would be the best judge to decide whether it needs to be excised or not . This is a simple surgery done under local anesthesia as a out patient procedure and offers permanent cure . Ensure to observe proper personal hygiene and wash your genital area with warm water twice daily . Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.