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I have a boil that in on my scrotum. It is hard and when I

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I have a boil that in on my scrotum. It is hard and when I quit trying to bust it finally it will soften up. It really hurts. I have had boils on the area where my scrotum lays on my legs...what is causing this and how can I prevent it? Is it contageous to my partner?
Hello
No this is most likely a cyst.
If a sebaceous cyst it will keep coming back as it has its own sheath and should be removed.
Unless it is draining because it is infected,it should not be contagious.

That said, a 100% diagnosis from a description on the Internet is not possible; and since it probably needs to be removed, then you should see a urologist.
If it is a simple cyst it should resolve with daily scrubs and hot compresses.
Good luck
let me know if you have further questions



Customer: replied 5 years ago.
what causes this
The sebaceous glands can get infected and the sheath grows, effectively its a defect
at the structural level.
Good luck


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I dont understand...explain easier and plainer for me
A gland can be at the bottom of a hair follicle, can become defective and grow, filling with fluid, shrinking, becoming hard, etc.



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