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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Is it normal to have pimples on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tiny zits on the foreskin of my penis. I noticed one or two zits a few days back, and by yesterday it had spread a lot. I am not circumcised, and the zits appear to be on the foreskin close to the head of the penis. I have been sexually active with my girlfriend. Any insights on w...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tiny pimples are small sebaceous cysts. It is a sebum collection of glands which is in the skin. The only thing to be done at this stage is observation. If they grow bigger, then the only treatment is to remove them surgically. There is no cream or lotion which c...  Read Full »

Does a long-standing slow-growing lump on the right buttock indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a lump (about 3 cm to 4 cm in diameter) on my right buttock for a very long period (about 15 to 18 years). Perhaps it is not regular shaped (not fully round or oval). It might have increased a little within the last five years, and now it might be 4.5 cm to 5 cm in diameter. It ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lump with a 15-year history does not indicate cancer. It looks like some lipoma (fat lump). But long-duration lump with a sudden increase in size or recent increase in size is worrisome. It may be a sebaceous cyst diagnosed by your dermatologist, but sebaceous cys...  Read Full »

How to remove the small bump on the lower side of my private part?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a small bump on the lower side of my private part. Earlier, I tried to get rid of it and so, I pressed it hard. A kind of white thing came out, and the bump remains the same for more than a week. I have uploaded the images here for better understanding. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query and seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity).In the first picture, those are Fordyce's spots. They are prominent sebaceous glands. It is not STD (sexually transmitted disease), and no treatment is required.In the second image, ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the lump present on the back of my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am a student and under loads of stress. I smoke cigarettes and drink on occasion. I have a lump underneath the skin on the back of my head. Many years ago, I was in the hospital for skull fracture on the back of my head. I have had serious migraines lately and get di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, is this lump present since the time of fracture? Is it hard, bony or soft and mobile? This lump could be an abnormal bony fusion. Also, the other common cause is a sebaceous cyst and lipoma. All are a benign condition. You should once get this examined by your GP,...  Read Full »

How can we treat benign cystic lesions of the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a cyst above my nose in between the eyebrows for about a year and it is not going away. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please tell me the following details: 1) Do you have any symptoms associated with the cyst? 2) For example, does it bleed on touching? 3) Did your dermatologist recommend you any test like dermoscopy? 4) Immediately after laser treatment, did it go away, or did it s...  Read Full »

Are sebaceous cysts of the scrotum of serious concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I apply soap on my testicle everyday, and I have pimples on it for five years. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Please attach a high-resolution image of the pimple during follow-up. Thanks.  Read Full »

How to treat the lump present in my outer labia?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I noticed a lump in my outer labia or labia majora. After a month, it grows like a small ball, and I felt hard to walk. Before a while, it accidentally bursts out, and some dripped from it. Since then, I do not have a regular period. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two problems, and they are the lump in labia and irregular periods. Your expected weight for height of 121.92 cm is 22 kg to 26 kg. So, the common cause for both the problem is obesity. Your lump is most probably a sebaceous cyst. It is a gland in the layers...  Read Full »

What does a brown spot on the testicle indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a weird skin condition on my testicle. There was a brown mark on my testicle and some pimple-like bumps. Is this skin cancer? I have attached a photo for reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), this is not cancer. Those changes in the skin overlying the testis have no relation inside the skin. Those are called sebaceous cysts. It usually grow to certain limits and stop. Those cysts a...  Read Full »

How to get rid of painless bumps on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to enquire about lumps on the penis, which I had since before being sexually active. It started as a big lump that grew and ended up into many tiny ones like pimples. I cannot get rid of them, and all my sexual tests are clean. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description of pimples you mentioned seems to be sebaceous cysts and can only be treated by surgical excision. If you have pictures of them, it will be great and easy to diagnose and decide on the best treatment for you. Please follow up with photos.   Read Full »

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

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 »

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