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Home treatment for a lump on the scrotal skin, such as a
sebaceous (epidermal) cyst, may relieve symptoms but may not make the cyst go
away. A sebaceous cyst is a sac filled with a cheeselike, greasy material
(sebum) caused by plugged ducts at the site of a hair follicle. Sebaceous cysts
most often appear on the scalp, ears, face, back, or scrotum. Hormone
stimulation or injury may cause them to enlarge or become infected.
Signs and symptoms include a bump or lump under the skin that is:
To treat a lump that may be caused by infection under the
March 1, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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