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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Why do I have a burning sensation while urinating?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a black male. I have a burning sensation when urinating and my eyes feel tired and a bit watery from time to time. I have itching between my anus and my scrotum. Recently, I have noticed a dark black mark on my penis shaft just below the crown of my penis and about a month ago, I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hard nodule bursting on your buttocks was an infected sebaceous cyst. If recurrent on the same spot, you may need a small surgery of cyst excision. For eyes, get refractive error checked and if needed specs. Burning urination is with poor flow, straining of urine? H... Read Full »
Does a long-standing slow-growing lump on the right buttock indicate cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, There is a lump (about 1.18 inches to 1.57 inches 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 1.77 inches to 1.9... Read Full »
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 »
Why do I have a bump on the skin of my scrotum?
Query: 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. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, 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 d... Read Full »
Why do I have a painless white blister on the scrotum?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a white blister on the scrotum for the past one year which is painless. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed a sebaceous cyst. Please get a review with pictures for better evaluation and the best possible treatment for your concerns. 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 »
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 in ... Read Full »
I have had fluid-filled bumps on my scrotum for a while. What could these be?
Query: Hi doctor, I had these fluid-filled hard bumps on my scrotum for a while. What could these possibly be? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The image you have shared is not very clear (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity), but it looks like you have multiple sebaceous or retention cysts on your scrotum. They are not transmissible. They may or... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »