Sebaceous Cyst

Sebaceous cyst are a noncancerous cyst that originates from the sebaceous gland (oil-secreting gland) in the skin. They are most commonly seen in the face, torso, and neck. These cysts develop when the sebaceous gland or the ducts get blocked or damaged.

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What is the reason for a pea-sized bump on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pea sized bump on my penis, which does not go away and is there for the past nine months. It does not hurt. I use an inhaler since I have asthma.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting with us. I have reviewed your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since this is a painless bump, it can be a sebaceous cyst or a dermoid cyst. The only way to treat it is surgical excision. It is a minor operation and can be ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of frequent pimples in the vulva?

Query: Hello doctor, I get a regular series of pimples every two to four days. The first and second day begins with itching and then the third day a pimple. One white pimple hurts around as it does if we get a fluid spot on face. As it is on a sensitive part, it hurts more there. The fourth day it reduces...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. You can consult a gynecologist for proper examination and investigation to rule out the cause and take treatment accordingly. There may be two most common causes for your problem. Sebaceous cyst of the Bartholin gland and folliculitis is due t...  Read Full »

Why am I having red lump under armpit?

Query: Hello doctor, Is my armpit lump something serious? Slightly red lump under left armpit. Appeared approximately two weeks ago, slowly went away and almost disappeared, now it came back again. Only a tiny amount of pain when pressing. Feels a bit like a small hard pea. No fever, no weightloss, but sl...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query carefully, I have seen pictures also (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I just want to tell you that you need not worry about that lump. The lump may be a sebaceous cyst, which is very common and sometimes disappeared automatically....  Read Full »

How is furuncle on the penis treated?

Query: Hi, I have a problem. I am a 24 year old caucasian male. Past history: 1 and a half years ago a boil - carbuncle formed on my penis, popped after 4 days. I used Framykoin for a week and it went away. A month later molluscum contagosium formed right above penis, stayed like that for 2 weeks, then doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coming to the differential diagnosis and treatment: Chances of it being furuncle is less as it is a progressive condition and would have certainly popped out by pressing. Carbuncle is the collection of furuncle, so chances of it again is very less. Since you have a...  Read Full »

Why do I have a pimple in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. My question is I can feel a very small hard pimple under the penis skin. When I get erection and press it, I feel a little pain. What is that? I cannot figure it out. Is it a pimple or something else? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most likely dealing with a sebaceous cyst. They are similar to pimple. A sebaceous gland is a microscopic gland in the skin which secretes a waxy liquid known as sebum. It opens on the skin via an opening known as a punctum. When the opening gets blocked, th...  Read Full »

What is the white seed-like boil on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have something like a small seed inside the skin below the penis. If pressed hard, a white material comes out, only when the foreskin is open. The fluid has a bad smell to it. It has been there for two years. Only during a hard erection, it produces a discomfort due to its sharp¬†pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the last two years, is there a continuous worsening of this condition or was there on and off episodes? Revert back with an image. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

What are the complications of surgical removal of sebaceous cyst?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 52 years old and she has a painless sebaceous cyst at the back of her head. She has been advised surgical excision. Is it safe? Are there any complications? Will her hair grow back?  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sebaceous cyst on the scalp is very common.There are no complications in relation to the surgical excision. Regarding the hair growth, yes it does grow back because hair follicles are not damaged. Only the operative site will be shaved. Some plastic surgeons...  Read Full »

Why do I get pellet-sized bump on shaft of penis only during erection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pellet-size ball on the shaft of the penis. No pain and I can only feel it only when I have an erection. I have this for the past five days. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. That ball is mostly sebaceous cyst, it is a collection of sebum in the hair follicle and it is painless unless it has inflammation. I would really appreciate if you send me a picture so I can figure out better. If it is in the skin and becomes more prominent with erecti...  Read Full »

What causes small white bumps on testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small white bumps in my testicles skin like pimples, one or two looks nearly 1 cm size. I am worried about this issue, usually, it will appear and disappear but this time it is not going. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the pictures I saw (attachment removed to protect patient identity), those are called sebaceous cysts the small ones can disappear with time. Keep in mind you should keep the area clean and dry in summer like you can use powder to keep it dry but the bigger ones n...  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of a lump on glans penis other than Fordyce's spot?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cm sized lump on the glans of my penis. It appears to be under the skin. Therefore I ruled out the possibility of it being a Fordyce spot which I appear to have and are usually on the skin. It is slightly raised while flaccid but really shows in definition when aroused. I se...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and gone through the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, I like to inform you that from the attached images it does not look like something serious. This is applicable for almost all forms of lumps over ...  Read Full »

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