Why do I have a bump on the skin of my scrotum?

Q. What could be the reason for a bump on scrotal skin?

Answered by
Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 27, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 19, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had a bump on my scrotal skin (not the testicle). I have health anxiety, and I am afraid of cancer. Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. If it is white bumps on the scrotum, it could be Fordyce granules. If there is swelling and mild redness or inflammation of the lesion, it may be due to infectious causes. I would suggest apply Mupirocin ointment twice daily for seven days. Take Tablet Zifi (Cefixime) 200 mg twice daily after food for five days. Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid scratching and rubbing the lesions. Avoid popping or pricking at the lesion. Keep a check on sugar levels. Wear comfortable thin cotton inner garments. Avoid friction in that area. Take Tablet Emanzen D (Diclofenac and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily for three days in case of pain. Apply 1 percent Hydrocortisone cream at night for seven days. Clean area with povidone-iodine and cotton gauze piece daily. I hope this helps. Thank you.

Thank you for your reply, doctor.

Could this be a sebaceous cyst? Does it look like something serious? Kindly help.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

No, it is not serious (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). However, it can be an infective Fordyce cyst or a sebaceous cyst. Follow up after taking above mentioned treatment. Thank you.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Having some yellow, itchy boils on my scrotum and penis. Please help with the treatment.

.. itching in web spaces or anywhere else on the body? Does anyone else in the family suffer from similar itching? Do you feel more itchy at night? Have you tried to burst the boil? Is there any discharge?   Read full

What is the best treatment for sebaceous cyst?

Hi doctor, I have sebaceous cyst in my face near cheeks ... But in your case, it is the sebaceous cyst (going by your word) which is a   Read full

These two small bumps suddenly turned big. Is this a sebaceous cyst?

When infection and inflammation subsides you will require getting it removed surgically ... If inflammation and pain do not subside then it may require a surgical excision ... He said they might   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.