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Lump on Testicle

Pimples on Testicles

Scrotal masses are any sort of abnormality that occur on the testicles or the sac of skin that hangs behind the penis –– AKA, the scrotum. Lumps, bumps, boils, and other growths on the testicles or scrotum may result from some sort of infection (including an STD), swollen tissue, or a myriad of other medical issues. Here we’ll take a look at some common catalysts for lumps on and around the genitals and groin:

Varicoceles, Hydroceles, Spermatoceles

All three of these relatively minor conditions will contribute to either a small lump forming on one of the testicles or visible swelling of the testicles. Sometimes, the symptoms of these conditions are so slight that individuals may not even notice them. Furthermore, epididymal cysts are also benign formations that occur at the back of the testicles. Some men may feel abdominal discomfort as a result of these conditions.

Sebaceous Cysts (Genital Cysts)

Sebaceous cysts are small, fluid-filled cysts that can appear throughout the body –– including the testicles. Though these cysts aren’t generally a health risk, you should never try to treat a cyst by squeezing it out yourself because this can lead to infection or other issues.

Zits on the Scrotum

It is possible for acne to form on the genitals. As such, some men notice zits or pimples on their testicles or groin area. (Keep in mind that it’s very easy to confuse acne with bumps caused by STDs).


Specifically, an inguinal hernia occurs when a bit of the intestines pushes through an area between the abdomen and groin. This lump may then appear on the scrotum or elsewhere along the groin, and it typically causes pain in the lower abdomen.

Testicular Cancer

Some lumps that form on the testicles may be cancerous tumors. Don’t ignore these formations because, in many instances, cancerous tumors are neither painful nor particularly symptomatic.

What STDs Cause Scrotal Pimples & Lumps?

Both gonorrhea and chlamydia are often linked to the condition epididymitis, which is an inflammation of the tube located at the back of the testicles. This can lead to testicular swelling, but most of the time STDs won’t cause distinctive “lumps” on the testicles. Nevertheless, herpes can manifest as a series of small red “bumps” on and around the genitals, extending throughout the groin.

If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms listed above, it’s important to get tested and consult a medical professional because a testicular lump of any kind could be an indication of a much bigger problem.

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