I have a painless red bump on one side of my scrotum

Last updated on August 28, 2020


Hey! I’m a 15-year-old boy. For some reason on the side of my scrotum, I have a red bump on the outside of my skin that is painless and gives off a clear liquid when popped. What is it?


Most likely it is acne. While we generally think of acne occurring on the face, it can show up anywhere on the body. Popping an acne blister is generally not a good idea as it tears the skin surface, allowing other germs a way in. You can spot treat it acne medication or an antibacterial ointment. If the red bump stays around, it can indicate a more serious infection, such as staph, which will require a medication from a doctor.