Atheroma in the genital area
Atheromas in the genital area are also harmless and do not necessarily require therapy. However, many people find atheromas in the genital area more disturbing than in other parts of the body. Depending on their location, atheroma can lead to a restriction of sexual intercourse.
Under certain circumstances, this restriction may simply be due to a high degree of shame. Disturbing bumps are not tolerated in the genital area. Just as with the rest of the body, the same applies to the genital area: atheromas should not be expressed!
Bacteria can enter the skin through manipulation and this can lead to a widespread inflammation. Therefore, if the atheroma is felt to be disturbing or it restricts sexual intercourse, a dermatologist should be consulted as early as possible, who can gently remove the atheroma. Again, a non-inflamed atheroma is easier to remove than an inflamed one.
But even if an inflammation is already present, you should not shy away from going to the doctor. Many people are particularly anxious when they have surgery in the genital area. However, this fear is unfounded, as the operation can be performed just as quickly and easily as on the rest of the body.
However, to avoid large wounds, it is advisable to have the atheroma removed as early as possible. Atheromas of the scrotum are called scrotal cysts. Usually there are several atheromas on the scrotum at the same time.
They grow to about 0.5 to 3 cm in size on the testicles and appear bulging and slightly yellowish. Many men first feel the atheromas as lumps in the scrotum tissue. In most cases the atheromas are not inflamed and therefore painless.
Only a slight feeling of pressure and heaviness in the scrotum is often felt. However, if an inflammation occurs, there is a particular risk of the inflammation spreading to the testicles or the spermatic duct. In addition, the pain may radiate to other parts of the body, such as the groin, leg or abdomen, if the atheroma presses on sensitive nerves.
If the atheroma is perceived as disturbing because of its location in the genital area or if there is a painful inflammation, it should be removed by a dermatologist. The dermatologist removes each atheroma individually together with the respective capsule. It is essential to ensure that the contents are not emptied, as this increases the likelihood of further atheromas developing.
Atheroma on the forehead
Since the forehead has many sebaceous glands, atheromas can also occur more frequently. Sometimes bulges of the forehead can also be due to a benign growth of fatty tissue, a so-called lipoma. The dermatologist can distinguish between the two types of bulges by their appearance alone. Since scars on the face are often perceived as particularly annoying, some dermatologists also offer to remove the atheroma on the forehead using a laser or radio waves.