Scrotal Bumps, Cysts and Lumps

Bumps may appear on scrotum for variety of reasons. We may broadly divide them into 2 categories:

  • Bumps over the surface of the scrotal skin
  • Lumps inside the scrotum sac

Let’s start with the bumps that appear over the surface of scrotum. As we will see, many of these are part of normal skin texture and some are simply benign individual variations.

Normal Hair Follicle Bumps on Scrotal Skin

Normal skin of sack

Normal Hair Bumps

It is very important to know about the normal skin texture of the scrotal sack. Most of the hair bumps, that guys worry about, are the normal hair follicles. They look raised because the scrotal skin is thinner as compared to the skin elsewhere in the body.

These are normal, but frequently become a cause of worry just after puberty when hair start to appear on the genitals.


Rarely one of these hair follicles may become inflamed, sometimes when one tries to pluck or shave the hair, leading to folliculitis. The follicle may also get infected with bacteria called staphylococcus aureus.

It appears as white-headed pimple around the hair follicle that may be itchy. It may later turn red and painful.

It may disappear on its own with proper hygiene, but sometimes require medical treatment. Warm compress, few times a day, may provide some relief. If it doesn’t improve with supportive measures or get worse, then an antibiotic treatment may be required.

Fordyce Spots

Fordyce Spots

Fordyce Spots

These are visible oil-secreting sebaceous glands that are found in large percentage of population. These are considered normal structural variant rather than a disease. Sebaceous glands secrete oily substance called sebum, that keeps the skin smooth and lubricated.

Fordyce spots appear as small, red or white bumps on the scrotal skin, that are typically painless. They are considered benign and require no treatment.

Sebaceous Cysts

sebaceous cyst

Sebaceous Cyst

A painless lump over the scrotal skin is very likely to be sebaceous cyst. It is also called epidermal cyst. These cysts are common in younger age group.

Skin that bears hair is kept soft by the oil (sebum) secreted by sebaceous glands. These glands open into the hair follicles.

When the ducts draining the glands gets blocked, they become distended by their own secretions. Eventually, enough sebum accumulates to form a smooth, firm nodule in the skin. This painless cystic swelling is called a sebaceous cyst.


Such a swelling is discrete or separate from the underlying testicular tissue, that is, it’s not attached to the underlying surface. It is present on the skin surface over the scrotum. It is freely movable, smooth and soft to firm in consistency.

Sebaceous cysts are painless unless they become infected.



Even when the cyst is not infected, it may get irritated and inflamed due to friction with the trouser or scratching. The lump may become swollen and tender to touch.

Such a condition is treated by providing rest to the cyst. Avoid friction or any other irritation. Keep it clean and dry. Also, anti-inflammatory medicines may be given.


Numerous bacteria are present in the groin region. Also, the region remains moist. All this predisposes to infection. Scratching the cyst or breaching the skin by any other means may allow the bacteria to get inside and cause infection.

Infection is treated by antibiotics. Pus, if any, needs to be drained out.


The cyst may rupture inside its capsule. After rupture, the chances of infection may increase. Such a cyst presents as a boil-like abscess.


Friction, as in movements, may cause discomfort. Sebaceous cysts may also cause difficulty while urinating or mating.


Sebaceous cysts are usually not cancerous. However, a small percentage may show malignant changes.


If a sebaceous cyst is small and causing no problems, it may safely be left alone.

For inflamed cysts, a corticosteroid injection may be injected into the cyst to reduce inflammation. Triamcinolone acetonide is a synthetic steroid used for the purpose.

Sometimes these cysts become infected. This happens because bacteria are already present in the groin. Even little scratching or friction while walking may lead to infection. An infected cyst is red, swollen and painful. It may discharge a foul-smelling pus. Such a cyst is treated with antibiotics and then excised to prevent recurrent infections.

Larger cysts may cause friction and are unsightly, so are usually excised under a local anesthetic.

Surgical Management

The medium to big sized cyst, containing sebum or pus, needs to be drained. This may be done by making a small surgical nick on its surface and subsequent draining.

Alternatively, the cyst may be excised surgically along with its capsule. This method is particularly chosen when the cyst has a tendency of recurrence.

Other Possible Causes of Bumps on the Scrotum

A Pimple

These are extremely common in youth. They are painless, unless they get infected. They are small, firm to hard to touch.

Pimples are left as such unless they give some symptom. A painful pimple may be infected and may be treated with topical antibiotic creams.

Wart or Herpes Infection

Such conditions are almost always painful. You need not worry about them, unless you’ve had recent sex with somebody infected.

They may present as an ulcer or a bump. The lesion has a tendency to spread to adjoining areas.

Jock Itch

This fungal infection presents with circumscribed itchy rash consisting of multiple, pinpoint pink bumps. The rash is raised, reddish pink, flaky and very itchy. You may read more about jock itch rash.

Causes of Lumps Inside the Scrotum

Till now, we have discussed the possible causes of bumps present over the scrotal skin surface. Now, we will discuss the causes of lumps inside the scrotal sac. These include:


Spermatocele is an abnormal cystic growth of the epididymis, a coiled tube on the upper side of testicle, that transports and stores sperms. This abnormal sac or spermatic cyst contains dead sperm cells and fluid. This usually does not cause pain.

Spermatocele doesn’t usually require treatment. But sometimes it may grow large and tense. Then it may require surgery.


Varicocele is an abnormally swollen or knotty varicose vein present along the spermatic cord. Essentially, it’s an enlargement of the veins that drain the testicles.

Usually it doesn’t produce any symptoms. Rarely it may produce pain that may be perceived as dull discomfort or heaviness. It may increase on prolonged standing or later in a day after exertion. It may get relieved after rest.

Mostly varicocele doesn’t require any treatment. If the pain is mild then it may get relieved by resting with lying on your back. You may also take pain medications. If the pain is severe or accompanied by swelling or infertility problem, then you may need to undergo a surgery.


Hematocele is a collection of blood in the pouch. It occurs after surgery or injury involving this area. It may also get consolidated and become hard with time. There may be some discomfort as well.

If it is small and painless, then foot elevation and bed rest may be sufficient. Otherwise surgery is performed to drain the accumulated blood. Ultrasound is done to diagnose the type of swelling.


Hydrocele is a sac filled with fluid around the testicle. It usually leads to smooth and uniform enlargement of the scrotum.


Epididymitis is a pain and inflammation of a curved and coiled structure at the back of testicle called epididymis. It normally stores and carries sperms.

Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when there is a protrusion of abdominal contents through a weak area in the abdominal wall that passes via inguinal canal (groin) into the scrotum.

Testicular Torsion

Testicular torsion occurs when testicle rotates and twists the spermatic cord through which it is suspended. This results in cutting off the blood supply to the testes and consequent necrosis.

Injury to the Scrotum

An injury may also lead to the swelling due to oozing of fluid and blood at the site of trauma.


Testes sometimes is affected with an abnormal growth of tissue due to tumor or cancer.

Further Evaluation

For further evaluation, the following may be asked on examination:

  • Does the lump hurt when touched or squeezed?
  • How does the swelling feel- liquid, firm, or solid?
  • Is it smooth, twisted, or irregular in looks?
  • Does it seem attached to underlying tissues like testicles or the glands?
  • Self examine your groins to see if there are any enlarged lymph glands.

Call for Attention

A testicular mass is always a cause for attention and should be evaluated right away. The primary concern in such cases is testicular cancer. Hence, if the lump seems to arise from testicle or attached to it, get it examined by a doctor immediately.

Making a Diagnosis

The doctor will examine the lump. The following tests may be done to help diagnose a scrotal mass:

  • Ultrasound of the scrotum
  • Biopsy of the lump

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Scrotum Bumps and Cysts – Causes With Management

  1. Anish

    I have a small hard lump on my scrotum that can be felt on top. I squeezed it and felt a little pain. What could it be?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If it can be felt distinctly from underlying testis, and can be felt almost as part of skin, then the chances of sebaceous cyst are higher. But other causes (as explained above) should be considered as well.

          1. Wally

            I discovered a lump red in color very hard a few days ago now it’s doubled in size irritating It feels squishy to the touch now like fluid the skin is peeling off the bump.
            This however is on the shaft area I haven’t noticed leakage yet but I feel feverish and I have no energy I did go to my local er and he said he didn’t know and to see a specialist.
            The increase in size and irritation is what is freaking me out any help is much appreciated.

          2. Wally

            A week ago I noticed a little red bump on my shaft area so I went in to the er I just wanted to be safe he said he wasn’t sure and see a specialist. That little red bump overnight at least doubled in size and is painfully irritating and is also causing feverish symptoms along with insane fatigue, I haven’t touched it messed with it and this morning it popped and a lot of white puss came out it’s been forty min since then and it’s right back where it was large and irritating. Any ideas what is going on.
            This is almost two inches long almost that wide as well

          3. Buddy M.D. Post author

            May be a cyst that has got infected now. You’ll need prescription antibiotics for it. Also, since this is a big one, your doctor may need to drain it at his clinic.

            Avoid friction over it. Any antibiotic ointment may me applied over it, till you get to see your doctor.

          4. Luke

            I have raised bumps on most of my hair follicles like the picture and they are not itchy and they are skin colored and no redness and can u get rid of them or reduce them?

        1. ed coyle

          i have a lump in my scrotum the urogolst said in 2016 it was a sebacious cyst it was about the size of a pea then now it is about the size of a small gum ball.what should i do now.thank you also it is hard no pain

          1. Paul Hamilton

            I’ve had a cyst on my sack for twenty years it was small at first but in the last five years it has got a lot bigger I was thinking about cutting it myself would this be dangerous.

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Likely to be a sebaceous cyst, filled with thickened sebum inside.

            It needs to be excised out aseptically and completely. A surgeon would be the best person to handle it.

    2. Dave

      Hi, I have little white bumps around the head of my penis, what is this? And how is it treated?

      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Do they itch or pain? Is the surrounding area red or swollen?

        If no, these bumps are likely to be normal. They may be Fordyce’s spots. You may read about them in the above written article.

  2. Karan

    A white small bump appeared out of nowhere. Does masturbation has to do anything with this? How can I get it removed? Will it go on it’s own?

    It’s very small but looks a bit odd and I don’t want it on my balls. What should I do?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s unlikely to go on its own, but if uncomplicated (that is not infected and not growing) then it is usually left alone. If it feels unsightly, then the surgeon can easily remove it under local anesthesia.

      As such masturbation does not have much to do with it, but it may contribute if it leads to moisture or unhygienic area of skin.

  3. Robert

    I have a similar lump/bump. It is painless but does not secrete any pus when squeezed. It feels quite hard now but initially it felt more like a liquid.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It sounds like a cystic lump, may be a sebaceous cyst or any other. But you need to be watchful.

      Though testicular cancers are very rare, it would be better to examine your scrotum for any suspicious change. Self examine during or after a bath, when the scrotal skin is relaxed and can be easily moved.

      Self examination of the testicle

      Gently roll the testes and try to see if there is any change in its consistency. A normal testicle is smooth in texture. Any roughness, if present, should be noted. You will feel the epididymis. That is a normal structure often confused as being a lump.

      The skin over the testes should be easily movable. If you feel that it is adherent to the underlying structures at any place, again note it. Also look for any gland enlargement in the groin region.

      It would be advisable to observe this lump at regular interval. If it is a simple cyst, nothing needs to be done till it pains or shows any other symptom.

  4. Dave

    I have a soft bump on the upper part of my thigh. Initially I thought it was a pimple, so i did nothing but scrub it. Now it seems to have gotten a bit larger. Its soft almost balloon-like.

    I’m extremely nervous about it, not to mention it’s not pleasant for any girl to look at. I’ve had it for about a week and a half. I was hoping it was just disappear but it hasn’t.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s not a good idea to scrub or pull it. You may leave it as such, undisturbed. There are pretty good chances that it is a pimple, like anywhere else on the body. It will go away on its own.

      If it grows, pains or leaks out, intervention would be required.

  5. Rojy Blanca

    I been having this lump under my left armpit and it’s swollen and it only hurts when I squeeze it. Sometimes the lump looks big and then it reduces its inflammation.

    I went to the doctor a couple of months ago and the doctor said it was an infected axillary cyst and needed a surgical excision. I wanted to know if this should be taken care of it right away since I been having it since 4 years ago. Also when I squeeze it this gray liquid comes out.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is recommended to go doctor at the earliest. Though the infection seems to be arrested and so you could keep it for 4 years, it is better to get rid of such lesions from the body as soon as possible. It is unlikely that it will resolve on its own.

      Such lumps may grow in size with time and may press upon important underlying structures like nerves and vessels of the region.

      The gray liquid appears to be a mixture of infected material, dead cells and tissue debris.

  6. Raymond

    I have a very small bump on my scrotum. I have checked and it isn’t part of my testes.

    It’s not sore unless I squeeze it. Any ideas?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Just check if it is freely movable over the underlying surface.

      If yes, it’s likely to be a sebaceous cyst. You may read about it above.

      However, if it is hard or fixed to structures below it, you need to go for an examination.

  7. Jack

    I have had a lump on my scrotum for almost 5 years. It is kind of hard, white in color is movable and not connected to testicles. It has grown in size over the years and does not have any pain when I touch it. Can these sebaceous cysts continue to grow over time?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Though these cysts are slow to grow, they may grow to give bigger swellings.

      As they grow, the chances of them getting traumatized during walking or getting infected increases. The cyst may become painful. Such cysts are drained or excised.

  8. Chris

    Hello, I am 17 and I have a lump the size of a walnut sticking out from under my thigh. I am a male and really scared it does not hurt unless I puss it or squeeze it.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to get it examined.

      It may be a swollen lymph node. This happens secondary to some infective cause. Such swellings are usually painful.

      It may be a lipoma. This is basically fatty tissue getting deposited underneath the skin.

  9. robby, 22

    I have a grouping of these small whitish bumps on my scrotum. They are no bigger than the head on a ball point pen, movable and not attached the the testicles themselves, just on skin. There are about 15-20 of them total. What do you think they are?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be clogged sebaceous glands.

      Just leave them as such. Wear loose cotton underwear. Drink lots of water.

      Avoid fatty stuff and have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

      If you notice that they are increasing in number or developing some symptom, it is recommended to visit your doctor for examination.

  10. Karen

    Good day! I’m Karen, I got sebaceous cyst removal last November 2013. And now it’s June 2014, again at my left armpit, there is this red with white dot thing same look like my sebaceous before. It’s painful too. Is it possible that sebaceous cyst will get back at my left armpit but not in the same place? Thank you and more Power. God Bless.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It may be a sebaceous cyst again.

      It is common for these cysts to recur again and again after drainage. This is so because the capsule enclosing the cyst is still in place.

      The capsule cells regenerate the cyst with time.

      You may require an operation where the cyst is removed along with the capsule enclosing it. This is called total excision of the cyst.

      Read above in detail about sebaceous cysts and other possible lumps in this area.

  11. micky johnson

    I’ve been checking my scrotum recently again and I’ve still got this small white lump. It’s not attached to the testis, it’s just under the scrotal skin. I’ve had it for about 2 years maybe more and when I squeeze, it hurts a bit but then it goes away and that’s the end and it hasn’t been infected and hasn’t gotten bigger. I was asking if it’s something I need to check up on or if it’s fine as long as it doesn’t get infected or bigger?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This sounds like a cyst, may be a sebaceous cyst. It is benign in nature. You may ignore it and let it be if it doesn’t bother you.

      Intervention is required only if it grows in size, or becomes painful (infected) or gets attached to the underlying structures.

      You may still visit a dermatologist, if you want, and get it checked up to be sure.

  12. Cody

    Its a small lump on the right side of my scrotum. It doesn’t hurt at all. It kind of feels firm. Thank you.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Is it attached to the underlying structures?

      This is very likely to be a sebaceous cyst. You may read above in detail about it.

      Such swellings usually subside on their own with time. No medical intervention is required.

      However, if it grows in size or becomes painful, you need to see a doctor.

  13. Dan Teixeira

    Hello Doctor, I noticed a small painless swell by my scrotum close to my upper right thigh. Can you please help me know what it is? Thank you.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Let us know whether the lump is hard or soft to touch. Also, it is attached to the underlying structures or freely movable?

      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Do you have a single raised bump there, or do all of them appear raised? Any itch, pain or redness in the area?

  14. George

    On my scrotum there is a sort of red lump. I’ve tried to get rid of it but there seems to be no liquid leaking from it. It feels smooth, and sometimes stings depending on how I squeeze it. I’m not old enough for any sexual activity so it can’t be anything to do with that. I’ve tried adding some spot cream to the area but it hasn’t seemed to work. I don’t know what it is, or where it’s come from. I shower often also. It doesn’t feel round when I touch it, it sort of feels long and it’s underneath the skin. I’d just like to know if there’s any sort of treatment needed.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This appears to be a sebaceous cyst. You need to do nothing about it. It is likely to go away on its own with time. It may take 15 days or even a month, nothing to worry.

      Do not squeeze or try to pop it. All this would infect the cyst and complicate it.

      1. George

        After a shower also, it seemed to make my skin peel off the area with no pain, sort of like sunburn. Thanks for you’re reply, much help 🙂

      2. Norman

        I’m starting to think I also have this I have a hard white lump under my penis. It’s freely move able but if move the right way it will dis charge white pus and the lump will shrink in size and I’ve had this lump for about 3 to 4 weeks but it seems to be getting smaller now on its own. Any recommendations on how to help get rid of it quicker. I have also used ice packs and that also reduces the size. Thank you for your time and consideration,

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Likely to be a sebaceous cyst. It would regress in size with time on its own. Nothing needs to be done.

          You may try warm compress over it to soften its surface. This may also help in draining out sebum from inside it. However, do not force drainage at any point.

  15. Toshi

    I have cyst on my testes, I had surgery 5 years ago & completely removed. But now 6 months ago some balls are again appeared. Painless and not movable. Any suggestion please.

  16. Travis Allen

    Hello, I am concerned about some bumps on my scrotum. I have had multiple whitehead looking bumps on my scrotum for years now. I have tried to pop them, and a solid white pus comes out, but this is then proceeded by the bump growing in size. Two of these bumps have grown substantially due to me trying to pop them. But since, I have stopped messing with them. Until recently (years later), the largest of the bumps started turning red, and feels like liquid to the touch (unlike the others which are generally hard). I took a small needle to it, slightly punctured it, and squeezed all contents out of it. Tons of pus and blood came out, similar to a very large pimple. The bump still appears to be there, but it has reduced in size greatly. I would believe that these are pimples, however, I have had them for about 5-7 years, and they haven’t gone away.

    What are these bumps, and what course of action should I take with them?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The white stuff which comes out of it is likely to be sebum. This is semi solid and pasty in consistency.

      You need not mess with the bumps. Popping them is likely to infect them, making them turn red and painful.

      Just let them be. Practice good hygiene in the groin region. Bathe daily, assuring that you wash the groin area thoroughly with plenty of water. Soaps or gels are not required.

      This would cleanse the area on a daily basis, washing away any extra sebum being produced.

      Wear loose cotton underwear only. Make sure that the area is properly ventilated throughout the day. Do not let moisture get collected there.

      Cut down on fatty food and fried stuff. Avoid junk food, they predispose to the formation of pimples.

      Instead, take plenty of fruits and vegetables in your meals. Drink lots of water.

      All these steps would lessen your tendency to get those bumps on the scrotal region. The bumps which are already there are likely to regress gradually with time.

  17. Junior

    I have a “pimple” on my scrotum. There is a mass around it that can be felt inside. It currently hurts when touched.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying a topical antibiotic, like mupirocin, over it. Apply it thrice a day for a week.

  18. Teen

    Hello, I am 14 and have a lump with a white head at the underneath of my penis and top of my balls, the lump is large and hard under the head of the spot. I have not had sex so it’s jotting like that, it hurts a lot. Any advice please.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be an infected pimples, or infected hair follicle.

      You need to apply a topical antibiotic cream over it. You may use mupirocin (bactroban) over it, twice daily for a week.

      Avoid friction over these bumps. Wear loose lowers to assure this.

  19. John

    I have noticed a very small hard lump that seems to be free inside the scrotum. I have also felt an aching pain for about a month now. What do you think this is?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a sebaceous cyst. Don’t fiddle with it much. Just let it be. It’s likely to regress on its own with time.

      If it grows in size or becomes attached to the underlying structures, you’ll need to see a doctor.

      The ache is unlikely to be due to it. It is more likely to be muscular, due to some pull or wrong posture.

  20. Dustin Scott

    Hey there, I have a small bump on my scrotum skin on the left hand side. I just discovered it it’s non painful and a little hard. I was wondering is this a reason for concern or is this a normal thing. Please reply, as I am quite worried. The bump seems to be under the skin and it is not at all painful or discomforting.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This bump is very likely to be a sebaceous cyst. You may leave it as such. Do not press it or fiddle much with it. It’s likely to regress on its own with time. Take care to avoid friction over the bump. Wear loose garments to avoid it.

      You need to be concerned if the bump becomes attached to the underlying tissue, that is you are not able to move it freely. Other signs of concern are any pain or discomfort in the bump.

      1. Dustin Scott

        In the beginning I pressed it a bit. Now if I do try and press it, it does tend to pain very slightly but if I don’t touch it, it remains without any pain at all. Is there any kind of warm compression that I may use to get rid of it faster, although I feel no discomfort at all or do I leave it as it is. Note, it only pains when I press it.

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          You may leave it as such.

          No medical intervention is required unless it grows in size or becomes painful (even without touching).

  21. Rod

    Recently I’ve noticed a very small hard lump in the scrotum that seems to be attached to whatever tube like structure is in the scrotum. I’ve also felt an ache that comes and goes for about a month now. What is this?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to be examined. This may be some infection, some localized blockage in the tube attached to the testes.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Is it movable?

      If yes, just let it be. Take care that it doesn’t rub against your clothes and get injured.

      It may be a cyst. It’s likely to regress on its own with time.

  22. Hamid

    A slight pain began a couple days ago. I felt very small lump that felt more or less like a bead of rice. It’s on top of my scrotum on the right side. It was a slight dull ache, but now it only hurts when I press on it. It seems to be attached to the testicle. I have no nausea nor other symptoms. Just pain on palpation.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s likely to be a cyst. Nothing to worry.

      You may leave it as such. Avoid friction over the lump while walking and other activities. The lump is likely to regress with time.

      If it pains or becomes big in size, medical intervention would be required.

  23. Kuda Thomas

    I am 16. I have small white spots on my scrotum and if I squeeze them white cream stuff comes out. They are only painful when I touch them and they are not connected to my testicles. What should I do?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying some antibiotic cream over them. You may use mupirocen, twice daily for a week.

  24. Jone

    Hello, I experience some pain in the downer part of my left testicle when I touch it. And it’s like a soft lump in the downer part, in the region of the epididymis. I think it’s related issue to the epididymis but I’m very worried if it’s testicular cancer, when I’m not touching it, there no pain at all. Just when I squeeze it, I feel a lot of pain. Please if there is any other condition that causes a such problem in that region or it’s a cancer.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is very unlikely to be cancer. Either you have got some minor trauma there, or some infection.

      Don’t touch it often. Wait for a day or two. If it doesn’t improve, you may visit a doctor for examination. You may require antibiotics.

  25. Bobby

    I’ve noticed small bumps around the bottom of shaft. I can move them freely. They not attached to anything under my skin and there is no hair coming out, so I was wondering if you could help. Thanks.

  26. Deekshith

    I got hair follicle disturbance on face (enlargement) and on testis then I consulted doctor. She gave me a 10 days course. I am in 6th day now but pain is reduced but no reduce size of wound and it got punctured and pus is coming continuously from it.

      1. Deekshith

        She gave me molox-cv those are amoxycillin and potassium clavulanate tablets and septa d may be antibiotic tablets and a cream fusidic acid cream.

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          The medications are enough to be able to provide an antibiotic cover. May be you require simultaneous drainage of the wound. Talk to your doctor about it.

  27. Godwin Cletus

    Have been having boils all over my head for more than two years now, I went to a doctor and complained,and he prescribed ciprofloxacin and up till now it’s still the same issue .

  28. Marshall

    I am 18yrs. Recently I have noticed a small lump on top of my testes. It moves freely and it’s not attached to the testes, however it pains a little. Hope it will not lead to cancer. Please help.

  29. Mike

    I am 19 years. I recently masturbated when wearing tight boxer and since then a small lump has formed on top of my right testes inside my scrotum. It moves from side to side. I am also experiencing slight pain when walking or sleeping. Do you think the lump may have occurred due to masturbation or my balls getting pressed by the tight boxer.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be a cyst or a pimple. It’s not due to masturbation.

      Wearing a loose boxer would help. Tight undergarments predispose to pimple formation.

      You may leave it as such. Just avoid friction over the bump while moving and other activities. The bump is likely to go away on its own.

  30. Royaldee

    Hello Doctor,
    I noticed a lump on my scrotum sack for about 3 years ago. It was hard and painless. 3 months ago, I noticed that it was dry ( like a dried pimple), so I tried pressing the whitish lump out but I couldn’t. I began to notice little pain on the lump since afterwards (though the pain is not regular because it comes and goes). However, I observed from last week that the lump has increased a little in size with red patches on top of it. It has also become little painful at intervals as well. Please what do you suggest I do? Thanks.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears to be infected. Do not delay. You need to see a doctor and start appropriate antibiotics at the earliest.

  31. Ajer

    I have a small cyst on my scrotum. When I touch it, it’s paining. It is day to day inflaming up. What to do, please advice.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying a topical antibiotic cream over it. You may use mupirocin ointment for the purpose. Apply it twice daily for a week.

  32. gaige crabtree

    I am a 18 year old male.
    I have these hard lumps on the bottom of my testicles when I get in the mood the left one is there and when I finish the right one is there and the left is gone shortly after this is normal. (It’s only 2 hard ball shape, they are the size of a pea.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any pain, redness or itching?

      If not, it’s normal. Nothing needs to be done. It’s likely to be your anatomy.

  33. Matthew Samples

    I have a small hard lump that appears to be attached to my scrotum. I can squeeze the lump and a yellowish white liquid comes out of the lump such as a pimple. This is not a pimple however because I’ve had it for several months now. I was thinking it was some type of cysts. It is painless even when I squeeze the liquid out. I’m just concerned because I don’t want it to cause issues in the future. What should I do? How can I make it got away?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Very likely to be a sebaceous cyst, with yellow sebum filled in it.

      If small in size, such cysts may be left as such. They usually regress on their own. However, if big in size, they have a chance to get infected. So, they require surgical drainage.

  34. eric

    Hi! I was just wondering about my left testicle. I have a hard small pimple on the lower end of the testicle. There is no pain associated with this. Both testicles feel smooth and not to different in size. Should I get it checked out?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a blocked gland. You may leave it as such, it will regress on its own.

  35. benefa

    I have swelling inside my left testicle. I don’t know the exact time it appeared and it’s since my childhood. I feel pain when I exercise and do sport. My penis size is so small and seems hindered in growth. Please can you help the cause, solution, and is the size problem due to?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to see a sexologist. An abdominal/ pelvic U/S needs to be done see assess the status of the testes.

      Also, your male hormones may be checked.

  36. Darrell colbert

    I been to the doctor last week or 2 and they said I had testicular swelling and also it was hydrocele. Also they said it was three small bacterial hydroycele. There’s a small ball on my left testicle but when I touch it or feel it he doesn’t hurt and it reappears. Is this normal?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      No this is not normal. You need to get it treated. The fluid filled sac need to be drained. Such sac are prone to get infected.

  37. shaun

    I noticed I had a series of small whitish bumps under the skin of my penis shaft, and I was hoping they would go away on their own but they haven’t. I noticed I also had the bumps on the other side of my shaft too, so they are on the left and right, but nowhere else. They vary in size, and they don’t hurt but I definetely want them to be gone. I also later noticed I have about 4 white pimples I believe on my ball sack, spread out. They seem pretty hard and not able to pop. Any ideas what all these bumps could be? And if so is it treatable, what do I need to do? And last but not least, just the other day I noticed I also have like 5 or so skin colored bumps at the back of my tongue, and I have had bad breathe and I believe it’s caused from that.

    1. shaun

      Oh one more thing I noticed is that my penis also shrank in size it seems, not so much when I’m erect, but when I’m soft it seems that it’s much smaller then used to be and there’s a slight darker patch of skin now on my shaft that I don’t think was always there.

    2. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are these white bumps painful?

      If not, they are likely to be sebaceous cysts.

      Do not pop them. Keep the area clean and dry. Wear cotton based loose undergarments only. This is to keep the area well ventilated.

      If any of the bump becomes painful, you may need to apply antibotics over it.

      1. shaun

        No the bumps arent painful, but I’ve had them for awhile. I’m worried they won’t go away on their own, and I really don’t want them getting worse or causing any problems for me such as making me sterile or making my penis nonfunctional. Also how about the warts in the very back of my mouth on the back of my tongue? I noticed my breathe has been bad lately, no matter how much I brush and I looked up bumps on the back of your tongue. I read something about bumps on the back of your tongue causing your breathe to smell bad.

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Bad breath is commonly due to some decayed tooth. Other causes include oral thrush or something in the food that is smelly, like garlic etc.

          The two problems may be not be connected.

          The bumps are unlikely to be infected and so unlikely to cause infertility. However, it’s better to see a doctor for physical examination.

  38. joe

    a few months ago i noticed a hard round lump on my scrotum (not attached to the testes) roughly the same size as a pea which is visiable from the outside but can be felt inside the scrotum aswell i left it and after a while it seemed to of reduced in size slightly i assumed it was just an ingrown hair however recently it randomly increased in size i tried to squeeze it as i can see a tiny white spot which i thought was seebum however no liquid came out and it has increased more in size and is now slightly painfull could you please tell me what you think it is and what i can do to help it go


    Hello Doctor, actually I seen a pimple like structure which is round and little hard on my scrotum, which is attached with only skin and it’s colour matches my skin colour of that area, it didn’t contain any pus or water. After 7 days I saw same type of 4 or 5 pimple or whatever it is grow on my pennis upper skin and they also not contain.There diameter is almost 3mm to 5mm. My question is what is this and how to cure this ? Also I am virgin.

  40. Xenon

    Hello doctor, this morning I noticed a very small lump on the inside of my ballsack, it is not connect to anything on the inside, any idea to what it could be? Slight pain when rubbed or touched.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a pimples. Nothing needs to be done, until it becomes big or painful.

  41. Shaik


    I have 5 to 6 pimple like structure on my testicle from almost 10 years .I hade low sperm count and motility .After taking tablets sperm count issue is resolved.but motility is low is lumps is that the pimple on my testicle is the issue ? Please guide me

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The pimples are unlikely to affect motility. Motility is linked with your daily diet. Eat healthy, avoid caffeine, smoking and alcohol. This would improve motility.

  42. Josh W

    About 3 weeks ago, I had an uncomfortable bump on my testicle, so I examined it when I got home from work. It was irritated, and red, like a pimple, which I’ve had a few before so I left it alone. After 2 or 3 days, the irritation stopped but it had grown bigger and started to harden. I squeezed it a little, but nothing happened and it was slightly painful so I left it alone. After a week it became really hard, fixed position, and the outside began to get hard and rough like a wart. I started to get a little worried, but I left it alone. 4 days ago, it had begun to rub on my jeans and get irritated again, and I gave it a squeeze, and just a little drop of blood. It hurt so I left it alone till 2 days ago. I was frustrated with it, so I squeezed it hard, which separated some of the skin, which ironically, didn’t hurt. Squeezing it was painful but the “head” of it peeled off without any pain, just a sore. I used medicine and bandaid till just a few minutes ago. When I squeezed it, it hurt and bled, but when I rolled my finger under it, it didn’t hurt and I pushed it upwards. To my relief, it “popped”. I did have a 1 inch long, almost solid, white in color “string” of material come out of it… I know it was not the smartest thing to do, but now I’m wondering what it was/is… I am treating it with antibacterial cream, and keeping the area clean, just wondering what it was… any ideas?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a sebaceous cyst, that got infected.

      You are using the right treatment now. It may take a week for it to heal completely.

  43. senna

    Doctor , I am feeling a match head size ball on my left testis that is moving freely inside my scrotum sac it is not attached to the testis but I feel a hardness in my left testis

  44. sam

    Doctor , I have a match head like ball in my left testis but it is not attached to it. It moves around it is slightly hard but when I squeeze it it doesn’t hurt but kinda feel hard . also my left testis don’t feel smooth it is feeling like jelly . what could it be doctor??

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a cyst inside the sac. Nothing needs to be done. It may regress on its own with time.

  45. jay

    A tiny bump on my left testicle but not on side. On the front of the testicle. And am 15. What is it

  46. Kris

    I noticed a a fixed bump on th right side of my scrotum after wearing tight underwear. It is painless unless touched , If I squeeze pus comes out now.
    What should I do?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Keep it clean and dry. Avoid friction over it.

      You may start applying a topical antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin may be used twice daily.

  47. Alex

    A week or so ago the area around my right ball sack became itchy, more so than usual. I am of the larger variety so friction seemed the likely culprit and I treated it as such with baby powder.

    The itch did not go away, getting so bad as to wake me up in the middle of the night. I kep treating it as heat related friction but the problem persisted. Then today I touched the area (after sanitizing my hands) only to discover a odd-smelling fatty substance is being secreted from somewhere (I can’t tell due to being unable to properly inspect myseld in that area). I’m considering visiting my local doctor because it is not going away.

    Any idea of what it could be?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start using anti fungal powder at the earliest over the affected area. Keep the area well ventilated and avoid friction over it.

  48. Anonymous

    Hi when I was washing my whole body then going to down to my genitals and I felt like something sore on my scrotum skin and when I looked it down there was this small whitehead. I tried to pop it and there was no blood but there was this small whitehead that came up out of it. Is this normal? Is this just an infected sebaceous gland? Help.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Most likely, this is just an infected sebaceous gland, very much on the surface. Nothing needs to be done.

  49. Anonymous

    I have this look a like whitehead on my penile shaft and I”m scared to pop it. Is this normal?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      A single whitehead?

      If yes, this is very normal. Likely to subside on its own. You may try warm compress over it. This may soften it and help its drainage.

  50. Richard Russell

    There’s a couple of bumps on my scrotum, they don’t hurt wen I touch or squeeze them but they itch sometimes, at first. I only noticed 2 and then there was a 3rd. The gland on the right side of my groin is slightly tender to touch. Is there an infection? Do I need to seek medical attention or can I rub antibiotic cream on it?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Rubbing an antibiotic cream is unlikely to help.

      You need to see a doctor for examination.

  51. Ahmad

    I have a lot of pimples on my scrotum. They are white in color and pus comes out when squeezed. I have been squeezing them out a lot the past couple of years. Some have grown a little big and hard and can’t be popped. It’s like I have hundreds of pimples on my scrotum. My age is 17 and I’m really worried about this. Please tell me what the problem is.

  52. Jeff

    I have large bumps on my scrotum that are getting larger and are hard and tender to touch they are very pain and occasionally have green pus. I went to the Dr. He said, I had jock it that is turning fungal could these large hard lumps be from getting a fungal infection in the scrotum?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Jock typically gives you a lot of itch. If you are itching there, the lump may also be due to it.

  53. Anonymous

    Hi doctor,

    Since yesterday I noticed on my scrotum lots of white spots, I only noticed them because when I was taking a shower I saw a white spot and I thought it was shampoo, but as soon as I washed my scrotum I felt a burning sensation, so those white dots disappear when I wash them but they appear again after about 5-6 minutes slowly when it’s not wet anymore. I also saw some small fissures and 2 or 3 spots with no skin close to the white spots I was talking about. What should I do?

      1. Anonymous

        It only itches when I walk too much since currently it’s hot weather. Therefore I went to the doctor today, she examined and said it might be dermatitis, then she recommended me to take Fexofenadine, Cefalexin and a cream called Novacort that contains Ketoconazole. But I’m a little worried as I also take rupatadine fumarate daily because of my Cholinergic urticaria, and on the package insert of the rupatadine medication it says it’s not recommended to take cetoconazol which means Ketoconazole in English. As Ketoconazole cream is only gonna be applied on the area, do you think this medication is ok? By the way fexofenadine and cefalexin are oral medications.

        1. Anonymous

          It also says on the Rupatadine Fumarate package insert that Ketoconazole increases in 10 times a sistemic exposure of rupatadine.

          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            You may still use Ketoconazole cream, since it has been given for topical application only.

            Fexofenadine is to control itch. Since you are already taking a medication for Cholinergic urticaria, this is not required.

      2. Wes

        Hello doctor! I am experiencing the same symptoms as what the person here just asked. I just want to ask what is this called? Is it harmful to the point of worry? Do I have to get consulted by a doctor? or Will it just disappear with proper hygiene? I look forward to your reply. Thank you!

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          A lot of itch there may indicate a fungal infection. Keep the region down there clean and dry. Wash it more often, say 2 to 3 times a day, with plain water. No soap to be used. Keep the region dry. Wear loose cotton underwears to help dry feel.

          If it doesn’t improve, you may need to use an anti fungal powder over it. Ketoconazole powder may be used twice daily.

          Let us know if it responds.

    1. Wes

      Hello! I have exactly the same condition to what you have just described. May I know what this condition is called? And should I be worried about it? because I do not really have the money to go consult a doctor and buy medicine. I am looking forward to a reply at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

  54. John

    Hello doctor, two months ago I had noticed a red pimple at the right side of the beginning of my scrotum sack nearly to the base of my penis, which was quite small. Now it still exists and it has gotten bigger over time. Approximately five months ago I had also noticed a similar red pimple on the left side of my scrotum area which was getting bigger and bigger( for about a month or so) but it suddenly disappeared.Now the same thing happens with the other pimple. It is important to mention that now the ”old”one is still noticeable but its tiny in size (that it can barely be observed). The same happened when the old one was big enough to be observed. The one that is big now existed but it was tiny! Is this some kind of cyst? Should i be worried or is this normal? Thanks!

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be a cyst, that gets infected and grows in size. However, if you are sexually active, better get it examined.

  55. Anonymous

    I am having some bumps on penis and testice, (10-12) from past 6-7 days. They are like large pimples, but red in color. They are increasing one by one. And its very itchy. Also my thighs are itching. It’s disturbing my sleep. What should I do?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears to be an allergic reaction to some garments there, or may be you tried a new soap, powder. Start taking an anti histaminic pill twice daily. Let us know if it improves.

      If it doesn’t improve, you need to get yourself examined urgently by a dermatologist. It could be some skin condition like, scabies.

      You have to avoid scratching those bumps to avoid infecting them.

      1. Anonymous

        Thanks doctor for your information.

        I showed it to a dermatologist, he asked about my hands also(it was not itchy only genital area, thighs, waist is itching). Then he prescribed

        Ebernet-M cream,
        i-Tyza 200 Capsules
        Teczine tablets.

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Your doctor is suspecting a fungal infestation there, and treating you accordingly. Hopefully, you’ll respond to the treatment.

          1. Anonymous

            I am following those medicines, but still those bumps have not gone, and now my arms are itching (with some very tiny red rash on it, which are well distant). But the sleeping problem has gone. Is there any sleeping pills in those medicines? My doctor told me to come after 15 days. What should I do? Still 10 days remaining. Thank you in advance.

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Yes, the medications are slightly sedating.

            Any reduction in the bumps there, or redness swelling around them? Any reduction in itching?

          3. Anonymous

            The bumps that were on the penis are flattened, but those which are on scrotum is still the same. No observable swelling. I want to mention one thing, when the first bump came I tried to pop it like a pimple. But only blood came out of it. Now almost all the bumps have tiny black point on them.

          4. Buddy M.D. Post author

            This looks either like a fungal infection or scabies. Your doctor is treating the condition as fungal. This may be scabies! Can you make the next visit to his clinic a bit early?

          5. Anonymous

            Its not possible to visit early. My father and mother also having same itching problem. They told it to a medical store ( didn’t show any doctor). The store owner gave a lotion “scaboma lotion” for them. It’s written on the lotion that it can treat scabies. Can I use that? Thanks again in advance.

          6. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Yes, you may. Use it as prescribed and written over the lotion packet. Also, do not apply it over any raw skin or penile mucosa.

  56. Andrew

    Ok so recently I first noticed this almost wart like bump on my right side of my scrotum (the sack itself), at first I thought it was a bump, but it sorta looked like a vein, it got pretty big for like 3 days and then went away as I went to the ER, but I went to the ER because my entire sack started to swell up which caused me to panic. So pretty much it started with the bump and then went away (I didn’t get to see if it was connected or moveable) then my entire sack swell and one testicle seemed to have enlarged (pretty firm too) and my other testicle started to shrink it seems. My swollen testicle (right) is painless but the shrinking (left) is where most of the pain is (about a 5/10 painscale). The sack swelling went down after a week, but my testicles (both) are big and small still (being almost 4 weeks now). Pain comes and goes. First doctor (ER visit) told me epipidymitis and mentioned hydrocele and not to worry (prescribed me levaquin) and second doctor (not a urologist) said possibly varicocele and didn’t prescribe me anything (I don’t have insurance btw). After the first week as the levaquin ended I had a painful stool passing and had a decent wipe of blood (bright red) and abdominal pains in left side. Blood stopped after first time, thought it could have been side effect of levaquin, but the pain has gone down mostly in that area (still seeing some red scabbish looking stuff not a lot at all but still there every time I poop, could be from healing though), still having the testicle issues though. Iv been quite stressed from all this so I’m sure some of that could come into effect somehow. Just trying to figure out why my testes are still very uncomfortable and experiencing this, granted still not as bad as the first week but still not completely gone. On week 4 now, and wondering if this will ever go away or if it’s something worse.

    1. Andrew

      Sorry for the long post, just trying to be as descriptive as possible for you. I don’t have insurance so I’m really feeling kinda stuck and needing answers. Thanks again

      1. Andrew

        ER visit was like 3 days into it and exactly as the sack started to swell and did a ultra sound and ruled out torsion btw and did blood test and urine. Said white blood cell count was high (because I was taking anti inflamants before hand) and also did a q tip swab down pee hole. They never called me back which implies they found nothing, yet symptoms still present after taking levaquin. Dont have the money to keep wasting doctors time, especially if they are just gonna tell me not to worry, but it’s effecting my ability to work so I really need answers. Again thanks

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Difficult to comment without actual examination.

          From the description, looks like an epipidymitis. There may be a hydrocele, accompanying it.

          Such condition may take time to regress and become normal. There appears nothing to worry.

  57. Andrew

    Oh and a lot of gas to btw accompanied since the stool stuff started and still going on even though a lot of the pain, not all of the pain is gone from that area. I also pee like every 30 minutes or so. Haven’t had sex or anything in like 3 years now. Pain usually subsides when I’m laying flat on bed. Sorry for all these posts. You more then likely won’t have a real answer for me either but I figured I’d give it a try and see what you might think.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Very likely to be epipidymitis, that’s troubling you. You are already on antibiotic treatment. May be the treatment needs to be prolonged. This commonly happens, as infections trapped in the sac are quite resistant.

  58. Andrew

    I’ve been off treatment now for 2 weeks probably. Was on it for 10 days. Do you recommend I get back on it or should I just try to wait it out a little longer? Also do you know what usually causes these sort of things? I’d really like to avoid this again if it all possible. Also are my testes gonna stay in these different sizes or will they eventually go back to normal? My job has been asking me when I will be back and I keep telling them I don’t know cause my job is quite strenuous and kinda takes a lot of my testes in this condition. Thanks again!

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Whether or not to be on antibiotics cannot be said without a physical exam.

      You need to get it checked. Also, in cases of big sized hydrocele, a small surgical drainage of excess fluid is done to relive the patient.

  59. Danyal

    hi doc. I’ve got couple of hard lumps on my scrotum.. its been a year and 1 goes down 2nd one comes up.. what should i do

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be sebaceous cysts. These may occur in young adulthood due to over active glands.

      Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid fried fatty food stuff. Consume more of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Wear loose cotton underwears to keep the area airy.

      The lumps are likely to subside with time, as you change your lifestyle.

  60. kedar vaze

    hey there, I have a white cyst ,less than the size of pea. its white on the head with sm pus inside it..the skin around and the cyst is inflammable at times n it pains a lot..please guide me..

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Where exactly is it located.

      Try warm compress over it. This may help in draining out the pus filled inside it. You need to be gentle. Do not force drainage.

      Start using an antibiotic cream over and around the cyst, thrice daily. Mupirocin/ bacitracin may be used. If it doesn’t improve, you may need to see a doctor for drainage.

  61. Will

    Hi; I’m 32, I’ve had small white bumps on my balls and underside of penis since I was 14. Never any pain and 3 long term girlfriends and now a wife for 7 years. Tested; as have all of my past relationships have been through the years. Never whatsoever any diagnosis of a VD.
    Every relationship notices it eventually and wonders about it but I don’t have an answer. My wife said I could have it “burned off”.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are they increasing in number? Do they eventually dry up? Is the surrounding area red?

  62. Raph

    Hello doctor I noticed a visible tiny lump on my right scrotum and was worried after a while say like a week it has gone from one lump to three thin although visible lumps still on the right scrotum it’s attached to the scrotum and moves round with it, it’s give slight discomfort when I try to press it like that sensation of somebody grabbing both scrotum with some amount of force but with a lesser grip and am really worried have been sexually active but use protections what can I do to get rid of them completely because it’s making me think a lot and it’s weighing me down

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      These lumps need to be examined by a doctor for diagnosis. Though, they are likely to be cysts, examination is essential as you are sexually active.

  63. Raph 123

    Doctor I have this itching on my penis and slight pain when urinating and it doesn’t occur always but the itching comes and goes also I had this rash kind of development around the base of my penis head which seems to look like am shedding some old skin when I scratch now it’s extended up to the penis cap what do about this to stop the itching, pain and rash like development because the base of the penis and the cap normally use to look smooth but now it’s very rough with the rash like growth I don’t if I should call those thing rash but for a lack of a better description I’d just use that

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Is it spreading?

      This may be contact dermatitis like condition. Caused by wearing condoms without lubrication, some new soap or cream you used over the area.

      You may try 1% hydrocortisone cream over the affected area once daily for a week. Be cautious not to over use the cream.

      1. Raph 123

        No it’s not spreading it’s just around the base of the penis cap and slightly on the head and itches every once in a while besides that and slight pain during urination once in awhile though maybe the condoms might actually be responsible what do u think Doc??

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Keep the affected area well moisturized. You may use the above suggested cream, once a day for a week.

  64. J

    Small red bump on sack but not my balls…sore o when touched but don’t really bother me otherwise…what could this Be And is there any cream (be specific) on how to get rid of?? What is this??

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be an infected pimple. Start applying mupirocin ointment over it twice daily for 3 to 5 days. Let us know if it improves.

      1. J

        I looked it up…Is there any over the counter ones I can buy…if so can you give me details on the exact brand and everything that I can just go to the store and get myself??

  65. Kian

    I’m 16 and I have a lump that started inside the scrotum at first it was pea sized but now it has gotten 3x bigger it doesn’t hurt unless touched and it started to leak this white pus and blood when it cracked open I’m really concerned and I would like to know if it’s harmless.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it has leaked out oozing pus and blood, it’s likely to be something that’s infected. May be a cyst.

      Better to fight out the infection completely. You may need antibiotics.

  66. Godwin

    Hello doctor for a past one week I have a lump on my scrotum and yesterday another one has come, whenever I touch them it’s too much itchy…
    Plz help me out with any solution….

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      How big, does it look like a pimple over the skin or does it seems to be in the deeper tissues? Is the area around it red or warm to touch?

  67. Sumanth

    I have 7 pea size cyst and 4-5 small size cyst on my testicles .2 days back 1 cyst squeezed out ,a white pus came out it cause something? Should I consult any doctors? In case which type of doctors should I consult ? Please suggest me

  68. Michael

    Hello doctor
    I have this hard rice like limb in my scrotum,feels like its attached to my right testicle. Mild pain coz I pressed it hard this morning to know what it was and this afternoon it feels like its no longer there but still feeling the mild pain. Pls what the fuck is thing?? It’s scaring the hell out of me. What do I do??

  69. Michael

    Hello doctor
    Its still me just wanted to drop full details. I’m 20 years male, never being admitted to the hospital before, this is the first time I’m seeing this lump at the top end of my right testicle. Its very tiny but I feel this very soft mild pain there whenever think of it.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      A small soft bump that disappearing on pressing could be a tiny pimple/ clogged sebaceous gland. Appears to be nothing serious.

      You may leave it as such and wait for some time. It’s likely to regress on its own. Avoid squeezing it. Avoid friction over it.

      If it grows in size or becomes red or painful, re assessment is required.

  70. Lokesh

    Hello Doctor,

    I’m 26 years old. Two months before, I have noticed a small circular bump like structure just above the scrotal skin right next to the shaft, I found it is not painful or itchy at all. I thought it might be gone in some days. But after a month it is gone and same structures arises on the left side skin above the scrotal skin. Now I have 5 to 6 such bumps including on the surface of scrotal skin. I am worried now.

    Dear Doctor, could you please suggest me what is the remedy and how to overcome it.

      1. Lokesh

        No doctor. They won’t burn, itch or pain. Around 6 to 7 are there. They are not in clusters, spread here and there.

        Please let me know the solution…..

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Some warts may present like this. They may be caused by some viral infection of the skin.

          Such lesions are treatable with appropriate ointments. You need to see a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

  71. Ruth

    My husband found a B.B. size lump inside his scrotum sack a couple of months ago. Now it has grown to about the size of a marble. He says it doesn’t hurt. Should he see a dr. for this? He is 76 years old

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Is it soft, firm or hard? Is it movable or seems to be attached to the underlying structures?

  72. James

    I have a lump with something (mostly likely fluid) the size of a pea between my inner thy and my ballsack. It is also preturding half way. It hurts to squeeze it from certain angles but others are painless. I’ve tried to poke it with a pin and some puss and liquid came out. A day later I was squeezing it and more clear liquid came out. It’s irritating is there anyway to reduced the pain or inflammation when it is squeezed? It get inflamed when squeezed. Thanks.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying an antibiotic ointment over it at the earliest. Mupirocin may be used thrice a day.

  73. Harri

    Thanks doctor for the good work you are doing. I am 26yrs and i noticed a tiny hard lump on the top left of my scrotal sac about six years ago which seems to be growing over the years. Now it has grown to the size of a peanut. It’s not painful even when i hard press it. It seem to be attached to the skin of the scrotal sac and not movable. I’ve been pressing it very hard to see if it could burst or something but it has no head. It’s smooth all-round just like peanut. What could be it?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      From the description, sounds like a sebaceous cyst. Else, it could be an epididymal cyst. Needs to be examined for diagnosis.

  74. john ben

    I have pimple like things from last 4-5 years.Sometimes they increase in number and sometime they are fewer in number.One of the pimple has become yellowish and it cause little itchiness when i press it.So any thing to worry about?or it will go away its own?if no kindly suggest home remedy

  75. Sam

    I have a raised bump on my ballsack, peasized. It’s lighter than my skin, kind of whitish, it’s doesnt have a head. It’s hard, and it doesn’t have any liquid in it. It doesn’t hurt, or itch, and it doesn’t move. Could you help?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Very likely to be a sebaceous cyst. You may leave it as such.

      Intervention would be required if it turns red in color or grows in size.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Most small sized knots that are not painful are likely to be sebaceous cysts.

      However, diagnosis requires examination.

  76. Anonymous

    I’ve had this bump on my scrotum for a little while and I never thought to check on it. It sorta comes and goes and never really causes pain unless I tried to pop it (which failed every time). Then today I was walking and felt a slight sting. I got home and looked and saw that it had finally popped. I tried to squeeze what looked like blood and thick pus out but it stayed right there. After further looking I think it may be a part of something in there but i am definitely not qualified to know these things. I will get it looked at professionally asap but I would like to know what is going on. It’s kinda scary.

    1. Anonymous

      It was under the skin. Soft at times firm at others. It may just be no big deal I’m just worried.

      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Appears to be a blocked gland, that got infected at some point and oozed out. Nothing needs to be done. Just keep the area clean. Avoid friction over the lesion.

        Skin over the scrotum is generously supplied with oil secreting glands to keep it soft, supple and stretchable. Oil glands have ducts draining out over the skin.

        Any of these ducts may get blocked by plugs of dead skin and dirt. A blocked duct results in gradual swelling of the oil gland. A small bump filled with whitish material soon gets formed.

  77. Mike

    Hi doctor,
    Yesterday i woke up to one hard bump on right side of my testicle and one more on left side of my scrotum. They are pretty painfull if i touch them but not itchy also they match the color of the area they appeared at.Just now i got outta shower and one more identical bump appeared on where my penis starts.They hard and pretty painfull if i touch them,no white heads or movable either.I haven’t also been sexually active for 3 motnhs. Please help if you can.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying a topical antibiotic cream over them, thrice daily. You may use mupirocin/ bacitracin. Let us know if it improves.

  78. Sam

    Hi doctor,
    51 years old. Vasectomy 10 years ago, prostatectomy 2 years ago. good margins and outcome. Noticed a pea size lump inside scrotal sack. not attached to testes, but does seem to be attached to scrotal wall. I have had sebaceous cysts all over my body including penis and outside of scrotum. Any thoughts? Personally thinking it is a cyst. There is little to no pain when squeezed.

  79. John

    Hello Doc,
    I got this painless pimple like on my scrotum skin. When I’m taking a bath sometimes its gotten big for unknown reason and when I try to squeeze it just to make it small again coz’ its kinda disturbing, it has dried pus or zit in it and their exit hole is like a hair follicle’s hole always on the same spot. And the cycle will just repeat like squeeze to make it small>gotten big again>squeeze again and that pimple staying here on the same spot for a years I think. No irritation at all, itch or pain when squeezing it

  80. Bishal

    Hy doctor my name is bishal
    I am 20 yrars old
    I have white bumps all over testes
    1 is big about pea sized but other are small but increasing rapidly they are various in size from very small to mrdium..
    I feel very emotional discomfort
    Please help me and suggest me what should i do
    Can these bumps can be removed surgically or not

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      These may be pimples. Common problem in your age group.

      Apply eryacne cream over the ones that are big or painful.

      Keep the area clean and dry. Avoid junk food, and fatty food stuff. Eat healthy, plenty of fruits and vegetables daily.

  81. Joe

    I’m currently 20yr old and I have a bump few weeks ago. It’s painless and small at first but now it grows slightly bigger and pops itself. Only blood came out and I don’t see any white stuff. It’s only on the scrotum skin and move along with scrotum skin when I pulls it. Any ideas?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be teenage pimples.

      Just keep the area clean and well moisturized. Avoid friction over the bumps.

      You may use eryacne or any other antibiotic cream over the painful ones.

  82. Yogi

    At the age of 18 I have 4,5 lumps on scrotum not attached to testicles and it is moving then after 4,5years i show to doctor then doctor removed it by surgery now after 1year some lumps come again same as earlier lump they are painless,itchy movable not attached to testicles so what should I do now?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      What did your doctor diagnose them as before?

      Sebaceous cysts over scrotum may behave like this. It is very common for them to occur again and again.

  83. Emily

    The other day my husband was in the shower and found multiple lumps on his scrotum. One he felt was close to the surface and he squeezed it out! He said it was a little white ball about 3 mm in diameter. He has an apt with his doctor in a few days. He said he noticed them about 3 years ago and finally decided to ask me if the lumps were normal. What does this sound like?

    Nonpainful lumps

  84. Josh

    I got a bump on my sack it’s hard and has a white head but doesn’t itch or hurt what is it?

  85. Jack

    I have a large white pimple like bump on my scrotum. It used to be smaller but after a few months it suddenly became larger and now the white is a little smaller, it hurts to touch now, it’s become bigger and shiny, and feels hard and thick. About half a centimetre by a quarter and depth perhaps half a centimetre.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start warm compress over it thrice daily. This may help softening the skin above it, and eventually its drainage.

      Also, start applying an antibiotic ointment over it thrice daily. You may use mupirocin.

  86. John

    I have a bump on the side of Scrotum and now my left Testiclel closest to the bump is starting to ache pretty badly. It’s been there for awhile now what should I do? What do you think this is?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Very likely to be an infected cyst/ pimple.

      You may start applying a antibiotic ointment over it. Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used thrice daily. Let us know if it improves.

  87. George

    Since last week I can feel a bump on the skin of my scrotum, it’s deep under the surface so it’s not likely I can remove it with simple tweezers. It feels small and hard to the touch, I think it’s a improperly grown hair follicle. Would such a case of deep hair follicle lead to something more concerning or should I just ignore it (hard to ignore though)

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may leave it as such, so problem. May be a cyst or ingrown hair.

  88. Chris

    I have a lump that is like the shape of a bean on the left side of my groin close to testicles that has been aching. It is kinda white in the middle of I hold it and it’s kinda itchy around it. Do you know what this can be?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Looks like an infected ingrown hair or pulled hair.

      Start applying an antibiotic ointment over it thrice daily. You may use mupirocin/ bactroban.

      1. Chris

        Thank you. And how would I get that particular ointment is it something I can get over the counter or would I have to see a doctor?

          1. Anonymous

            I checked if it was available over the counter and they said no that I have to have a prescription so I don’t know what your talking about.

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            In that case, you may start using any antibiotic ointment available over the counter.

  89. Tom

    I discovered last night a bump/lump on the left side of my testicle. It’s underneath the skin. Small in size, and does not hurt. It is not attached to the testicle. My testicles have been itching for a while now, and I have used anti fungal and itch creams. Doesn’t semtto work. Not sure what’s going on and worried about the lump/pimple. I am 36 years color to the pimple, since it’s undernesth the sack skin. Thank you

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it’s not attached to the testicle below, this may be a cyst. Nothing needs to be done for this.

      As for itching, what medications are you using? Do you have rashes over the scrotal skin? Is it red or swollen?

  90. Salman

    Hello doctor,
    I am 17
    I just had a pimple kind of things or cyst on my scrotum. Its not paining. It 1 cm in diameter. I can’t understand if it’s movable or not. When I just searched about this everyone relates it to cancer and I was scared. My main question is should I go to doctor or wait till it goes.


    Will it became big and at last leaks or
    Will it become small in size at last?

    What is it’s lifetime?

    Thank you!
    It’s great to see that you are been answering this from many years and thanks a lot for that.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any other symptom you noticed in recent past, like weakness, fatigue, fever, altered taste etc.?

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          This one is very likely to be a cyst. Most of such lesions may be left as such. They regress on their own with time.

          Intervention may be needed if it becomes painful, grows in size or becomes hard and irregular.


    I have a flat lump about the size of a thumb attached to the inside of the scrotal wall, it does not move and the skin is dry, this appeared over night, what could this be

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be local skin irritation or some underlying skin condition. Needs to be examined for diagnosis.

  92. Joe

    I have had this tiny pea sized sore on my scrotum for at least 4 or 5 years and it has gotten ever so slightly bigger each year. It fills with dried white puss and then i wind up squeezing/pulling the puss out and the sore remains open. It only hurts after i pull the puss out cause it is red, tender and exposed. Never heals, never scabs, never bleads… just fills back up with white dry puss. I thought it would just go away but it is really annoying.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a sebaceous cyst.

      Treatment calls for a surgical excision.

      1. Joe

        Thank you! Based on my research, all sebaceous cyst cases I’ve read about are all enclosed and ‘pimple-like’ and a lump. Mine is always open with the dry puss substance sticking out. I never really have to ‘pop’ it and it is not a lump after pulling out the substance. I simply pull the exposed puss with my fingers and it comes out leaving an exposed empty ‘crater’. Just wondering if that after reading this description you still feel it could be a sebaceous cyst? I just can’t find any images similar to mine to show that.

  93. Lou

    Hi doctor

    I have a single reddish type bump on my actual Scrotum skin. It is not inside and is attached to the skin surface. It feels soft,smooth, painless and I would say it’s firm but soft to the touch. I have had it for a couple of weeks and it seems to have gotten slightly bigger.

    Do you know what this maybe? I am assuming it’s a sebaceous cyst

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be a cyst. Avoid friction over it. The cyst may rupture spontaneously, draining out its contents.

  94. AnonPerson#Something


    Sorry for leaving a response here but yesterday I got up to go to the bathroom like I do every day before a self exam. I did an examination and everything was fine with my testies. They were smooth as a babies butt. lol

    But a couple hours later on the same day I went back to go to the bathroom when I had an itch. But this time when I went to scratch I noticed near the middle of my left testicle I found a small lump like what was described above. It’s not big, a little hard, and has actually shrunk not by much but it’s about half the size of a pea. I’ve deduced it’s attached to the underside of my scrotum Sack as I can move it around and it’s not connected to the Testie I’ve also noticed today that it’s skin colored and basically if I didn’t know it was there I wouldn’t think it is.

    I’m 23 and this has been on my mind all day, I’d go see my family doctor bout it but he’s been really busy out of late and just want a second opinion. ^^’

      1. Likeitsthesameguylol

        Thank you for the response and your time. ^^

        Also after talking it over with my father and mother I learned that my father has developed a skin condition that makes these cyst occur. Not only this but the thing literally is unnoticeable.

        Again thank you for the response but even if it’s just a cyst or some form of skin irritation I’m going to keep an eye on it and see my doctor if it worsens.

  95. AnonPerson#Something

    I made a mistake. I thought the lump was underneath but the lump more feels that it’s on top. If it also helps I noticed it’s smooth to the touch sorry to be a bother I’m just concerned is all.

  96. Alfred

    Hello doctor I started feeling this lump the size of a pear inside my scrotum not attached to the testes, it hard not painful, the area itches me. What do I do please?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is a pretty big lump. Needs to be examined by a doctor for diagnosis.

      Do keep us informed about it.

  97. Msk

    I use to have White small bumps on my scrotum which on squeezing would produce White pus and than subsides over time but recently I tried to squeeze one and it inflammed and it has grown inside the scrotum. It is movable & not connected to testes but it is inflammed should I see a doctor. ?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This one has got infected. May be your fingers instilled the infection while you squeezed it.

      For now, keep the area clean. Try warm compress over it to soften it, and help drainage, if any. Also, you need to start applying an antibiotic ointment (mupirocin/ bacitarcin) over it, twice daily.

      1. Msk

        I applied mupirocin and the inflammation is almost gone but still there seems to be a lump inside the skin which is not painful & I am experiencing a very slight pain in the left testes.

          1. Msk

            Thankyou doctor, I will continue the same. The bump is under the skin and not connected to any of the testes parts but it feels connected to some nerve just below penile shaft.

  98. Ashutosh

    Hi thanks for the article it is very informative and helpful.
    I have several small pea sized white coloured lumps on my scrotum region they all appeared over a period of two days i also had a small pimple or something resembling it on penis tip but it went away.
    I checked the lumps and they are not attached to my testicles they seem like they are presnet on the skin but they don’t move when i try to move them on the skin and they are not soft but are rather hard. At first there were 2 of these lumps then in a matter of two days they grew in number and are now 7 of them.
    Since then i have been taking antifungal medicines and antiallergic medicine as i am allergic and often get allergies but there hasn’t been any improvement yet but they have stopped growing in number.
    I also had a rash on my inner thigh but it went away as well after i started medicine
    What can these lumps be and what should i do? I can’t ask my parents to go to the doctor as I don’t want to tell them about this

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do these bumps itch, pain, burn or ooze out any fluid? Your age? Are you sexually active?

  99. Ashutosh

    They itch a lot during the night they are not painful at all. I am not sexually activei am 14 years old. I am taking flucazole tablets one every alternate day.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may start using an anti fungal cream over all those lesions before going to bed an night. ANy cream, like Ketonext/ Lamisil can be used. Keep the area clean by daily washing with ample water. Wear loose cotton lowers to let the area be well ventilated.

      Avoid fatty oily stuff in your diet. Consume more of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

      Let us know if it improves.

      1. Ashutosh

        It got too itchy for me to handle so i went to a doctor yesterday and he saidi havescabies which has spread to my groin area and infected sebaceous cysts in process. Hr gave me a lotion at night to apply all over my body below my neck and also a hhmite soap to take bath with.
        I did it as he prescribed and to my surprise all those glands shrunk and now i don’t feel itching anymore.

  100. Mark

    Hi doctor ,thank you for answering all these questions .im hoping you will say mine is a cyst also.i have this lump or growth on my scrotum ,not attached and is painless.its pea sized and when i squeeze it or look at at it holding it it looks like theres white underneath the skin,no puss can come out when squeezed.i noticed a couple of the blood vessels around it are darker purple ,it seems like they were vessels that used to go through that area but now because of the bump are not flowing properly.i had thought about getting some numbing cream and sliceing it with a sterile blade .its been there about 3 months ,im pretty sure i got it from squeezing a smaller bump more ,i dont think its ingrown hair as ive looked at it with a magnifier on my phone .i dont want to go to the doctor really as im a bit shy with this area of my body

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Very likely to be a cyst, containing sebum inside.

      It may be left as such, if it’s not bothering you. Or else, needs to be excised out surgically, under all asepsis.

  101. kenneth

    I have a sore spot on one of my balls no redness or bumps or rash on the outside, it just hurts when I touch it or when it comes in contact with a chair. Seems to appear after using a dido

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be localized dermatitis. Avoid friction over the spot. Keep it well moisturized, using thick creams.

      Let us know if it improves.

  102. Jacob

    I had one tiny bump on my sack and i just discovered another one they dont hurt at all. When i had the first bump it had a dull pain not to the point of medical attention so i went to sleep and in the moring it was gone. And now a few weeks later i found another bump and i am kinda freaking out so if you could tell me anything on this it would help alot thanks

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Solitary painless bumps are mostly cysts. No intervention is required, unless they hurt or grow in size/ number.

      Most of them would regress on their own with time.

  103. B.W.

    I have a super hard pea size lump just below the shaft of the penis. With a red to purplish color around it. Pus has come out of it along with a bit of blood. Will warm compression and soaking help it go away or do I need to be more concerned about it?

      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Continue with warm compress, that would help drainage. Also, start applying an antibiotic ointment (bactroban/ mupirocin, thrice daily) over it.

  104. Benn

    I have small rash/pimples looking bumps on my scrotum. They arent spreding, just in the same spot and are very itchy but no pain. They do not puss or extract anything. I would appreciate any information

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is very likely to be a fungal infestation. Try applying an anti fungal ointment or powder (lotrimin powder/ canesten cream) over the affected area, thrice daily.

      Avoid friction over the affected part. Also, you’ll need to keep it clean and dry. Wash it daily with ample water, no soaps required. Dab dry and wear lose cotton undergarments to let it be dry throughout the day.

      You’ll need to wash it again after any strenuous exercise sessions, such as after being to a gym etc.


    Hello doc….for the past couple of weeks now have been experiencing some quite unpleasant bumps In my genitals at first I noticed some pinkish bumps on the head of my penis I treated it and it went and after a while it re-occured and still I had to treat it…and afterwards I began to notice a handful of lumps on my scrotum it wasn’t painful at first but I was so uncomfortable with I tried soaking it in hot water which resulted in me feeling itchy and a pain… there any over the counter medication that can be use to make it go away?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are they itchy/ painful? Do they appear to be filled up with some fluid? Are they red? What medicine did you use over them earlier, that made the go.


    They are slightly itchy doesn’t hurt they are not filled with fluid they are smal lumps smooth to touch and the ones ontop of my penis are red and pimple like

    Well Uhmm I had some anti-bacterial and anti-inflamatory drugs….nd I usualy soak my the affected area in warm water and it seems to make more pop up from my skin

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      They sound more like pimples, and not an infection or any other skin problem.

      You may keep the area clean and avoid wearing tight lowers. Any antibacterial cream, like erythromycin, may be applied to these bumps to limit their growth.

      Eating healthy would help. Avoid all junk food, fatty food stuff. Include plenty of vegetables and fruits in your daily diet. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

  107. Quintus

    Hi doctor, please i need help… Sorry for bad English, it is my second language.
    I am diagnosed with sebaceous cyst on scrotum on November 5th. When i am walking, my thigh frequently rubs against with the cyst. The cyst is inflamed and swollen since November 17th until now. I visited a GP and I am on medicine now. May i know can the cyst be removed permanently including the sac wall? The cyst is small, 0.5 Centimetre X 0.3 Cm. I have difficulty in walking and sleeping, I am scared to turn my body to sleep on one side as the cyst will be pressed. I can only lie straight and sleep with my legs opened widely…

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      What medicines are you taking?

      If your cyst is painful, it’s likely to be infected and you need to take antibiotics to treat it. Your doctor may even need to drain it surgically.

      Once it comes out from the infected state, it’s unlikely to bother you in any way. However, it may be removed by a surgeon, if you wish.

      1. Quintus

        Hello Buddymd, I am on antibiotics given by my doctor. My sebaceous cyst is getting better but there is still some swelling. My problem is, I am worried the infection will recur anytime because the cyst is located at the lower side of my scrotum. When I walk, the cyst rubs against my thigh. Friction can cause cyst infection right? My GP said the cyst is too small to be removed. Do you think my cyst can be removed completely together with its sac wall? The diameter is 5mm x 3mm.

  108. Leo

    I just descovred a bump that seems to be on the inside. i took a look and gave it a little squeeze and saw some PINK puss. Should go to the er. whats happening?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since this one is a solitary lesion, it’s likely to be an infected cyst. You’ll need to drain it gently by repeated warm compress. Also, start applying any antibiotic ointment over it to prevent spread of infection.

  109. Andy

    Hello, about a month ago I found a small hard ball (like a bead) inside my scrotum beneath my left testicle, it does not appear to be attached to the testicle (I feel like I can pull it away from the testicle) but it remains on the left side below my testicle. It moves around either side of my testicle when I try to grab it to examine. It has not changed in size, I feel no pain, I haven’t noticed any changes. What could this be?

        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          A sebaceous cyst may be left alone. Nothing needs to be done, unless it gives you pain or grows in size.

          Both these cyst occur over beneath the skin surface. While an epidermoid cyst contains trapped protein (keratin ) in it, a sebaceous cyst has sebum inside.

  110. Sam Landy

    Dear Doctor,
    For almost a year now I’ve had a pale yellowish ball-like bump on my scrotum. I doesn’t seem to have liquid in it but I cant tell for sure. It is about 3 mm in size. I doesn’t hurt too much if I squeeze it, only a little more than if I squeezed normal skin. I think it might have grown a tiny bit since a year ago but not much action otherwise. I’m a virgin so it can’t be STDs. What is it and what do I do? Will it go away on its own?

      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        This could be a cyst over your scrotal skin. Likely to go away on its own with time.

  111. Brandon

    I have 2 pea sized whitish lumps on my scrotum, they have no pain unless I try squeezing or moving them a bit. I’ve been worried if this could be cancer or is it just a cyst? Would I be able to go straight to a urologist to have it checked out? Or would my gp need to check first?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be cysts.

      Needs to be examined for diagnosis. You may need to go to your GP first.

  112. Salavanic

    I had what have felt like a small popped or clogged vein inside my scrotum within 3 days it grew. Now it feels like a varicocele, however when I try to feel up and down it, right near where the shaft of the penis comes out from the body on the left side I can feel an enlarged hmm vein I’m guessing?and it hurts a bit there. However the mass has no pain at all. I doubt it could be a hernia since when I do the cough or tense test which creates pressure in the abdomen nothing moves in the scrotum. Will most likely get it checked next week. Any ideas what it could possibly be? Maybe a blocked vas deference?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Diagnosis requires a physical exam. However, from your description, it sounds like a varicocele.

  113. Steve

    I have a small white bump on bottom of my scrotum. Could this be from wearing tight pants one day or something else?

  114. jacob

    I had more little yellow bump spot on my scrotum but sometimes itchy but more often after are painless. what is that doctor?

  115. athan

    Hi Doctor, I have consult you. First my scrotum has many colored yellow tiny when touched with hard inside, I noticed while it was increased…

  116. Jack Johnson

    It seems that I have the bumps that you labeled as normal hair follicle bumps in the first section of this post. I was wondering if that means that all guys have these bumps as well? If not, how common are they? And, when I search google, I can’t find any information about them even when you claimed that they were the most common hair bumps that guys worry about. Can you provide me with a link or a keyword in google so I can find out more information about them?

  117. David

    I have a hard BB sized painless lump in my scrotum attached on the centerline on the penile tissue. Just noticed it 2 weeks ago.

      1. David

        It’s not painful. Other info: 56 yrs old, active bicyclist (several hours per week) for 30+ years.

  118. Anonymous

    I have these bumps all over my balls my dad says its just hairs but its really itchy at points and im worried and have not gone to a doctor about it but im really scared about it can you tell me what it is and my upper thighs next to my genitals have itched and i would say iv had this for 1to 3or4 months but please help

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it’s all over the area, unlikely to be a disease. Most disease would start as a localized lesion.

      Though exact diagnosis would require a direct physical examination,as appears form your description, it appears to be just excess secretions which are common in youth.

      Hormonal surges in early adulthood may cause increased secretions, both in the form of sweat and sebum. These need to be washed off with cool water at regular intervals, lest they may start giving you itch and red rashes.

      Bathing daily with a mild soap is recommended. Using excess soap over the area would render it dry, further making it itchy.

      You may also need to wash the area with plain water after every exercise session, walks or whenever you feel sweaty there.

      Let us know if it improves.

  119. Eric

    Good afternoon,

    I have a minuscule bump On my scrotum with 0 pain and not itchy. The Bump has no califlower characteristics to it and Is the only one there. I don’t think it is a wart but I am not sure. I am stressed out over it. I wish I could attach an image to show. Thank you for your time

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it’s solitary and symptomless, less likely to be due to any disease process. Likely to be a pimple, which may gradually regress on it’s own.

  120. B-Lo

    I hope you are still answering to this old thread.

    Ive had a big-ish (pea- bb- sized) white bump on my scrotum thats hard as a rock for maybe a year now. Has not grown. No itching, redness, pain.

    Ive noticed that after hot showers it seems to dissappear briefly and then later (in approx 30min) come back. Sometimes after masturbation it is whiter than usual.

    Tried squeezing it but nothing comes out and it turns red afterwards for a solid 1-5minutes. I’ve also tried “popping” it last year with a sterilized needle but only some blood came out. I dont think i pushed hard enough as it hurted alot.

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Could be a sebaceous cyst, one of your normal sebaceous glands have enlarged due to blockage of its drainage duct.

      It could be left as such, if it doesn’t bother you. However, the bigger ones any require surgical drainage under aseptic conditions.

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