A 18-year-old male asked:
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i have a growth on the shaft of my penis; appeared this morning and has been there all day; isnt discolored; close to the head; might be a swolen vein?

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Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Growth?: A swollen vein is not a growth. If it came up in one day then there is little chance this is a growth. If this persists you should see your doctor or have your parents take you to the doctor. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 21, 2015
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: It is not possible to diagnose this without examining your penis. A dilated vein should be easy to discern and should not be tender or very hard to the touch. If you have concerns about this, have a physician examine you.
Answered on Apr 27, 2015

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