Wen is a cyst containing the secret of the sebaceous glands.

The wen can be located in many places of the body, more often on the face, scalp, torso, on the arms, on the scrotum. Often wen are multiple.

Fat or lipoma is a cosmetic problem and does not degenerate into a malignant tumor.

The reasons

The reason for the formation of wen is that the opening of the duct of the sebaceous gland is clogged. So says traditional medicine, although doctors still doubt the origin of such foreign objects in the body. Representatives of alternative medicine claim that wen are formed as a result of slagging of the body, but this assumption has not been definitely proven.


The vein is painless. It may remain small for many years, or increase.


On examination, the wen is a tumor-like formation of a rounded shape, soft to the touch, ranging in size from 5 to 40 mm or more. The skin over the wen is traditionally not changed, however, if an infection is attached, it may have a reddish tint.


Small wen are removed under local anesthesia, large ones under general anesthesia.

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