Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dermatology Community
53.6k Members
Avatar universal

lump?

Just recently I realized a semi-large lump on just the skin of the scrotum. I am only 17 years old and I am wondering if its dangerous. Its no change in color just a bump the size of a skittle..if that.. There is no attachment to the testes just on the scrotum..its not painful Or itchy..after looking and gagging at pictures of gential herpes, warts tumors etc, those were nothing similar..anything from sweat because I'm a constant athlete ..a medical opinion?
.


This discussion is related to Bump on scrotum.
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Hi,
This could be a ssebaceous cyst of the scrotum.A sebaceous cyst  is a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin and fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis.
In males a common place for them to develop is the scrotum and chest .They are more common in hairier areas, where in cases of long duration they could result in hair loss on the skin surface immediately above the cyst. They are smooth to the touch, vary in size, and are generally round in shape.
Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles, excessive testosterone production, will cause such cysts.
Sebaceous cysts generally do not require medical treatment. Surgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a simple procedure to completely remove the sac and its contents.
ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebaceous_cyst
Have an Answer?
Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions