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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I have a small bump on my head. Is it because my mom was hit when pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old female. When my mom was pregnant, her brother hit her tummy by mistake with a ball as he was playing cricket. My mom had felt some strong movements at that time, and I feel this is the reason why I have had a small bump on my head since childhood. It does not pain. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no relation between the ball hitting your mother during pregnancy and the lesion on your head. From your history, it seems likely to be a sebaceous cyst (nothing serious). As there is pus currently, you can use antibiotics. I suggest showing it to a physi...  Read Full »

Can a lump on the head be treated with medication?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom, aged 52 years, got a small lump on her head three years back. Although it was not causing any pain, she was curious to know if it could be treated by medication. She felt its size increased slightly, but she did not prefer surgery. For your information, the present size is the...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your case. Most likely, the diagnosis is a sebaceous cyst. It is spontaneous, which means it has no obvious cause. And in most cases, it is painless. Sometimes, it increases in size. As you know, the best treatment for this i...  Read Full »

There are white spots on the inner part of the penis. Is it penile papules?

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed there is some pimple like structures on my scrotum skin. Is it warts? I do not have sexual relation with anyone till now. My father is suffering from eczema. Is it due to that? And also, I am seeing white spots on the inner part of the penis. Is it penile papules? Please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have sebaceous cysts of scrotal skin. They are not warts. Sebaceous cysts need to be removed surgically. The raised lesions on the corona of glans are penil...  Read Full »

Is what I am having a cyst in the brain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a cyst in the brain, maybe from birth. Cannot remember exactly, though it is not giving any problems, but should I worry about it? I am attaching the pictures. Please advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your uploaded photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that this is not a cyst in the brain. It is a benign sebaceous cyst under the scalp skin. It is not related to the brain. So there is nothing to worry about. If the cyst...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I spoke to a dermatologist on here. I had two small bumps about 2 to 3 mm in size ever since I was younger and I am confident it is not a sexually transmitted disease. They were on the tip of the foreskin of the penis. Just two days ago, they started getting big. It never bothered me b...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do you have pain or fever? Yes, it definitely looks like a sebaceous cyst. You should take antibiotics as prescribed. When infection and inflammation subsides you will require getti...  Read Full »

What could be the tiny lump above my hip that hurts on pressing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, male, 5'9", 105 kg. When I woke up, I felt a tiny lumped mass on the back just above left hip. Only hurts when pressed hard. I am anxious. Could it be constipation?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are lots of differential diagnosis for the lump. Lipoma: It is an overgrowth of fat in an area. It is soft to touch. It is a benign condition. It is a slow-growing tumor and usually recurs if removed. No treatment is needed if small. Sebaceaous cyst: It is cysti...  Read Full »

How can I manage the pus discharge from a white lump on my scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pus discharge from a white lump on my scrotum. What should I do about it?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as a sebaceous cyst of the scrotum. Sebaceous cysts are common cystic lesions on various body parts, including the scrotum. They are usually harmless and appear s...  Read Full »

How can the little bump on my upper lip corner be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a little bump on the upper lip corner which is like a small pimple for about eight to 10 months. It has been painless until over the past few days where there is a mild vague pain around the area. Please suggest if it is something that I need to be worried about?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be a sebaceous cyst or a hypertrophic Fordyce spot or trichoepithelioma. A physical and histopathological examination is required to confirm the diagnosis and surgical excision is the only treatment of choice. Good thing is that most of them are benign i...  Read Full »

Is it possible to remove milia with a needle?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a noticeable milia spot on my cheek. My dermatologist said that she would extract, but it could leave a dented scar. I have read that it does not scar. I am very nervous and unhappy with this milia, which looks like a big whitehead. Will it be safe to get it extracted? I have panic...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Milia are a white material containing papule type lesions that mainly presents over the face. Milia are due to sun exposure. Long term sunlight exposure cause sweating and mild sunlight reaction and in turn form milia. If you notice the area, then you will come to kn...  Read Full »

I have itchy pimples near genitals that are spreading all over the body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some skin infection from last six years and I neglected it. But recently it is getting hard with it. Some pimples are coming near my genitals and they are so itchy. I think it is spreading all over the body since I am getting some rashes at some parts of my body. Please he...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern and have examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your descriptions and given picture, it seems you have scrotum steatocystoma multiplex. It is a type of sebaceous cyst. They are benign. Do not have ...  Read Full »

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