hi. Great site!
I have a small hard bump under my skin on my scrotum. It's been there for a few years and doesn't hurt and it's not growing or shrinking in size. It's hard to see unless I stretch the skin around it and then it becomes a white discoloration. It feels as if there is a very small pebble contained within my skin and I could perhaps just rip it out of there (i'm not going to). Any ideas?
Small hard bump under my skin on my scrotum
hi. Great site!
Welcome Batboy... I hope you enjoy the sight...
Without an exam, it's difficult to determine. From what you have described it sounds like you could have a lesion on the scrotal skin which is distinct and separate from your testicle itself.
What you discribed may represent a sebaceous cyst. ( That is a swelling of an oil gland in the skin) or it could just a simple acne like lesion. These could potentially persist for more than a few days and may eventually come to head and then pop open and drain.
A testicular lesion, on the other hand, is always cause for attention and should be attended to and evaluated right away by your doctor. The primary concern is that it could be testicular cancer.
> It's been there for a few years
> doesn't hurt and it's not growing or shrinking
> contained within my skin
Doesn't sound like anything testicular to me, much less cancer. It could be an old cyst or scar. In any case, it should be looked at at the next medical exam.
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Thanks for the quick reply. It's definitely not attached to my testicles in any way.
I read about sebaceous cysts in other posts and it sounds like they always go away after a while. Is this true? Like I said, this thing has been there for a few years. That's why I thought it might be something different. Also there is no break in the skin or any drainage.
if it isn't hurting you than just have it looked at the next time you visit the doctor
Senaceous cysts do normally go away after a couple of months, so this could be something different, but it doesn't sound like anything serious.
Hello I am new here but I was reading through the forum and came across this. I had a bump like that also in the bend of my leg between my leg and scrotum I ahd it like 4 years then one day it started getting sore the next day it was hurting so I went to the doc. he didnt know what it was he put me on antibotics later that night it hurt so bad i went to the ER. the doc there told me it was an ingrown hair that was really bad dont know if it is the same as yours but just thought I would share my story with you..