Scrotal Cyst Removal
Cysts are sac-like structures in the skin that usually contain fluid, or pus. Cysts are relatively common and can grow anywhere on the body, including the scrotum. Although most scrotal cysts are harmless, it is important to have them checked by your doctor and to undergo scrotal cyst removal to differentiate cysts with other lumps that may pose as a risk.
The scrotum is part of the male reproductive system. It functions as a bag of skin, containing and protecting the testicles. Epidermoid cysts on the scrotum occur on the outside surface, not within the testicles. Scrotal cysts are not to be confused with spermatoceles. Scrotal cysts are relatively common and often occur in older males. You can contact our team to book a free consultation.
Scrotal cysts often display no symptoms. However, at times, they can appear uncomfortable and grow uncontrollably. Scrotal cysts also have the tendency to become infected, causing pain and irritation. It is always best to attend to a scrotal cyst before it reaches a state of infection or large growth, as treatment is effective on simple cysts at a smaller scale. The scrotum is also prone to developing a cluster of multiple scrotal cysts, ranging in size, sometimes numbering to double digits.
Scrotal cysts can also calcify, often the content presenting in a chalk-like appearance and not containing a sac. This is also known as scrotal calcinosis and can be treated by surgical removal.
Treatment: Scrotal Cyst Removal
Scrotal cysts cannot disappear by themselves, nor can they be removed without surgery. If your small scrotal cyst removal is performed under local anaestheic. However, the smaller the cyst the easier the surgery. Our doctors are experts at cyst removal. Scrotal cysts that are left untreated can grow quite large, increasing the complexity of the surgery and discomfort for the patient. Surgically removing scrotal cysts at an early stage ensures minimal scarring and quick healing. Surgical scrotal cyst removal is performed under local anaesthetic and involves a small incision to the scrotal cyst to remove its contents, whereby the incision is closed using dissolvable stitches. Compete surgical cyst removal is a quick and painless procedure of up to 30 minutes but may take up to an hour for numerous scrotal cyst clusters. If you are interedeted in watching cyst removal surgery to educate yourself on the process then please visit our YouTube page.
Unfortunately, like other cysts, you cannot prevent the growth of a scrotal cyst. Precautionary measures, such as regularly performing self-examination, can help to identify any abnormalities in their early stages, before they escalate.
Scrotal cysts are fluid-filled sacs located on the scrotum. They are increasingly common and often considered benign growths. The removal of scrotal cysts is only achievable through surgical removal. It is recommended to opt for surgical cyst removal when the cyst is relatively small; larger cysts increase surgical complexity. Smaller cysts also establish smaller scars which therefore heal faster, neatly, and effectively.